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Magnus Hellberg Traded to New York Rangers

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The goalie logjam in the minors is at an end.

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The Nashville Predators continued their wheeling and dealing today by shipping off goaltender Magnus Hellberg to the New York Rangers. A 6th round pick in 2017 comes back to Nashville.

This move was anything but unexpected, as Marek Mazanec was already signed, and Juuse Saros inked his entry-level deal a few weeks ago. There didn't appear to be any room for Hellberg, and now he'll find a new home in the New York system while Maz and Saros tag-team in AHL Milwaukee.

The return feels a little underwhelming, as a 6th round draft pick is generally a crapshoot. But Hellberg has only appeared in one NHL game, and that was a relief appearance. Getting anything for him at this point is better than nothing.