Rangers sign minor-league goalie David LeNeveu to back up Cam Talbot tonight


In case you missed it, Henrik Lundqvist is out with the flu tonight … so …

From the Rangers:


NEW YORK, January 21, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent goaltender David LeNeveu.

LeNeveu, 30, has split the season between the Hartford Wolf Pack and Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL), posting a record of 1-2-0 with a 2.68 goals against average and .906 save percentage in three games. He is 1-1-0 with a 3.50 goals against average and .891 save percentage in two games with Hartford. LeNeveu made his Wolf Pack debut on Friday, stopping 26 shots in a 4-2 win at Adirondack. He also appeared in eight games with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, posting a 4-4-0 record with a 1.64 goals against average, .940 save percentage, and three shutouts.

The 6-1, 190-pounder has appeared in 22 career NHL contests over three seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets, posting a 5-9-2 record with a 3.43 goals against average and .887 save percentage. He made his NHL debut with Phoenix on October 6, 2005 at Los Angeles, and registered his first career win with a 24-save effort on October 25, 2005 against St. Louis.

The Fernie, British Columbia native was originally selected by Phoenix as a second round choice, 46th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.



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  1. Rob in Beantown on

    Oh lame, he’s even played in the NHL before. I don’t even feel like watching this game anymore.

  2. Looks like if Carp had gone on the Cops, he be retired already for over 15 years collecting a fat Captain’s pension and with a two handicap. :)

  3. Hartford just signed him last week.

    They are in dire need of someone that can win a game for them.

    Perhaps its time the Rangers Draft another Lundqvist in the 7th round.

  4. Stranger Nation on

    _The Islanders made a slight lineup change, inserting veteran defenseman Radek Martinek for the hulking Matt Carkner, while Peter Regin reentered the lineup for enforcer Eric Boulton_ from Brooksie in NYP

    guess The Insurance Saleman of a coach in Potato land wants to keep up with the Blue Shirts speed.
    At least Olive Boil doesn’t have to worry about Carkner kicking his behind again.

  5. Didn’t realize Hartford’s goaltending was in such a sad state. Missiaen (sp?) and Stajcer both been assigned to ECHL. Dov Grumet-Morris is the No. 1 goalie down there. LeNeveu was the backup.

  6. You know I have to say, the Rangers really should have went with Grumet-Morris as the backup for the day. He’s 31, never played in the NHL before despite some success in the AHL and probably never will.

    Would have been a nice story…

  7. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Is this guy the *answer* ?

    That’s a *huge* reason why the Wolf Pack are horrible. They give up 4-5 goals per game.

  8. Matty"ILikeOurNewStyle"Boy on

    Wow! Lack of goalie (and other) depth? Time for Benoit to take the drive to Hartford for a week or so.

    “Mon Dieux, so much work. So little time!”

  9. Stranger Nation on

    Playing well at home – need to keep it going tonight.

    Is Wang going to game or is he down in Margaritaville with Papa and his missing crows?

  10. Stranger Nation on

    Matty – Benoit can go up there during Olympics. Our keepers are playing too well to mess up anything in the order of the Cosmos.

  11. My evil twin wants the Islanders to score big early so we can get a peek at this LeNeveu chap. I also would like to awaken Peter Sellers from the dead to announce him when he comes in.

  12. Late in the game vs Washington, our King seemed to hurt himself. His Highness did not come out of the game, but AV called a timeout to give him a moment to gather himself. Really! Really! Really! hoping it’s honestly just an “illness” and not an injury.

  13. I was thinking the same thing, Jonathan, as were many writers … but the Rangers insist it’s the flu. Not that we must believe them.

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