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Rangers sign G Mazanec, send G Georgiev to AHL

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(TSX / STATS) -- The New York Rangers signed free agent goaltender Marek Mazanec on Wednesday.

Mazanec, 26, was assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.

Mazanec has appeared in 31 career NHL games over parts of three seasons, all with the Nashville Predators, recording an 8-13-4 record with a 2.98 goals-against average, .895 save percentage and two shutouts. He made 25 of his 31 appearances with the Predators during his rookie season in 2013-14.

The 6-foot-4, 187-pound Mazanec appeared in 23 games with HC Slovan Bratislava of the Kontinental Hockey League this season, posting a 3.40 GAA and .899 save percentage.

In addition to his NHL experience, Mazanec has appeared in 165 games in the AHL over parts of four seasons, with an 82-60-17 record, a 2.59 GAA, .909 save percentage and 11 shutouts.

The Pisek, Czech Republic, native was originally selected by Nashville in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL draft.

The Rangers also assigned goaltender Alexandar Georgiev to their AHL affiliate.

Georgiev was recalled by the Rangers on Tuesday. He has appeared in 17 games with the Wolf Pack this season, posting a 4-7-4 record with a 3.29 GAA and .897 save percentage.

Updated December 6, 2017

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