It didn’t take Marcus Hellberg long to find a new spot between the pipes. With Seattle exposing him to waivers, it’s the Ottawa Senators who are the latest to take a flier on the veteran netminder. It wasn’t long ago he was signed by the Detroit Red Wings. Now he’s back in the division and potentially facing his former team.
Hellberg was in a will he/won’t he status of playing as the 2021-22 season drew to a close. With only five NHL games to his name, the 31-year-old goalie won his one and only appearance in Detroit, a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
But the six-foot-six goalie wouldn’t see another game. Instead, the Red Wings went in a different direction, trading for Ville Husso.
Now Hellberg is on his third NHL team in six months, and seems prime to see some time. With Cam Talbot shelved for five-seven weeks, Hellberg stands to benefit.
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Boston: Without contribution from the bottom six, the Bruins fall to the New Jersey Devils. Boston Bruins
Philadelphia: The Flyers add some depth to their AHL affiliate in the way of two prospects. Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh: Is Mike Sullivan not going to play the younger Penguins? PHN’s Dan Kingerski writes about what has become a stubborn narrative in the Steel City. Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington: WHN’s Sammi Silber writes that Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren became fast friends and it will only help Washington’s chances. Washington Capitals
Vegas: A detailed account of the “little piece of crap” removed from Mark Stone’s back. Vegas Golden Knights