After years of working Henrik Lundqvist to the bone, the Rangers are getting him some veteran help.
The club kicked off the first day of NHL free agency by signing goaltender Martin Biron to a two-year contract. Biron had been one of three goalies next door on Long Island as that club waited to see if the injured Rick DiPietro would come around. The Islesí go-to goalie became 40-year-old Dwayne Roloson.
Biron had been linked to a possible return to one of his old teams, the Flyers. But in Manhattan, he should get a chance to spell off Lundqvist, who has played 70-plus games for four consecutive seasons, none that have led to extended playoff success by the Rangers.
TSN reported the deal is worth $875,000 US a year for the 32-year-old Biron.