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Backup Biron Returns To Rangers For Two More Years

Biron And Rangers Agree To Two-Year Deal
Martin Biron (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Martin Biron (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The Rangers crossed-off one of their off-season tasks by keeping backup goaltender Martin Biron away from free agency.

Biron, who agreed to his new deal with the Rangers on Friday, could have become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday.  Many teams would have pursued Biron, who signed a two-year deal worth a total of $2.6 million dollars.

The 34-year-old Biron, the backup to Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist, was 20-12-2 with a 2.32 goals-against average the past two seasons with New York. He also had a .912 save percentage and two shutouts in 38 games.

The 14-year NHL veteran has played in 500 regular-season games with the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders and Rangers. He has 228 games, a 2.61 GAA, .a 911 save percentage and 28 shutouts.

Biron was selected 16th overall by Buffalo in the 1995 NHL draft.

Rangers fans — is Biron one of the best backups in the league?  Share your thoughts below…

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