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Rangers Sign Goalie Tokarski To 1-Year Deal

August 20, 2018 - 2:31 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Rangers added a goalie with limited NHL experience Monday but someone they know quite well.

Dustin Tokarski has agreed to a one-year contract with the Blueshirts, the team announced Monday. 

Over parts of six seasons, Tokarski, 28, has played in just 34 NHL games for three different teams. Rangers fans will best remember him for his performance with the Canadiens in the 2014 Eastern Conference finals, when starting goalie Carey Price was injured in a collision with Chris Kreider. Tokarski recorded 35 saves in a 3-2 Game 3 victory and stopped 31 of 32 shots in the 1-0 series-deciding loss in Game 6. 

He has not played in an NHL game in nearly two years, since October 2016 with Anaheim.

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A fifth-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in 2008, Tokarski has played in 26 career games, gone 9-9-4 over 22 starts, averaged 2.71 goals against and compiled a .910 saves percentage. 

He'll compete against Alexandar Georgiev to back up Henrik Lundqvist, but he figures to face an uphill battle.

According to the New York Post, Tokarski's contract is a two-way deal that will pay him $650,000 if he makes the NHL club and $275,000 guaranteed.