The New York Rangers have recalled goalie Magnus Hellberg from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League, general manager Jeff Gorton announced Thursday.
The move comes after goalie Henrik Lundqvist was injured during the team’s Game 1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Lundqvist was hit near his right eye by teammate Marc Staal’s stick in the first period. He was replaced by Antti Raanta.
The Rangers announced Thursday that Lundqvist would see an eye doctor, but that the team does not feel the injury is “too serious.” Lundqvist’s status for Game 2 is still uncertain.
Hellberg has appeared in 53 games with Hartford this season. He has posted a record of 30–20–2, allowing an average of 2.40 goals per game.
The Rangers and the Penguins are set to face off again on Saturday.