2 Swedes: Rangers recall Hellberg to back up Lundqvist

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The New York Rangers will make franchise history Friday.

The club has recalled Magnus Hellberg from the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack in light of an injury suffered by Antti Raanta on Thursday.

He'll serve as backup to Henrik Lundqvist on Friday in Winnipeg, giving the Rangers their first-ever active "Tre kronor" tandem.

Hellberg, a 2011 second-round pick, posted a record of 8-8-2 in 18 AHL appearances this season, with a .908 save percentage.

An update on Raanta's status is expected later Friday.

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2 Swedes: Rangers recall Hellberg to back up Lundqvist
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