Rangers Roundup: Alexandar Georgiev changes agents, Tim Gettinger sent down, and more

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Jan 3, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a glove save against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Alexandar Georgiev made an agent change, which was reported by ESPN’s Emily Kaplan on Saturday.

The goaltender was with Octagon represented by Robert Hooper and Mike Liut. He’s now switched to TSC Hockey and agent Gerry Johansson.

This summer, Georgiev will be a pending RFA with arbitration rights and expects to be working out a new deal, quite possibly as an unrestricted free agent.

Alexandar Georgiev changes agents

Georgiev, 26, is 7-9-2 this season with a 3.15 GAA and an .893 SV%. For his career, the 5-year NHL veteran backstop is 50-47-11, with a .908 SV% and a 2.98 GAA.

It’s been reported here and on multiple sites that the Rangers will not be extending Georgiev a qualifying offer. His current cap hit is $2.425 million and Chris Drury is looking for a much cheaper option to back up Igor Shesterkin.

The Rangers will attempt to trade his rights at the draft, for likely no more than a third round pick. If no trade is made, Georgiev will become a UFA on July 1.

Regardless, a new contract will be hammered out and it’s likely one of the main reasons Georgiev is making the switch.

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Jan 21, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Georgiev has been rumored to be wanting a change of scenery dating back to the offseason.

“There’s only one way to be in game rhythm is to play,” Georgiev said after losing to the Wild. “We’ve been doing some drills with [Benoit Allaire] and working hard in practice. I don’t know what else we can do. That’s maybe for us to think about.”

Rangers send down Tim Gettinger

Greg McKegg made a triumphant return to the lineup on Saturday. He started the comeback when K’Andre Miller’s shot deflected off his leg. The Rangers eventually won the game against the Stars 7-4.

In response, the Rangers have sent down forward Tim Gettinger back to the Wolf Pack.

Wolf Pack Press Release:

The New York Rangers announced on Sunday that the club has assigned forward Tim Gettinger to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. 

Gettinger, selected in the fifth round (141st overall) by the Rangers in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, has skated in 35 games with the Wolf Pack during the 2021-22 season. The native of Cleveland, Ohio, has recorded 22 points (10 g, 12 a). In addition, Gettinger has skated in eight games with the Rangers so far in 2021-22.

Over the course of four seasons, all with the Wolf Pack, Gettinger has scored 95 career points (49 g, 46 a) in 175 AHL games. He has also suited up in 16 NHL contests, all with the Rangers, and recorded one assist.

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