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Rangers GM: Plan for next season is to carry 2 goalies

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The New York Rangers plan to carry two goaltenders on the active roster for the 2020-21 season, general manager Jeff Gorton revealed to the media on Tuesday, according to Newsday's Colin Stephenson.

The Rangers had three goaltenders on their NHL roster for majority of the 2019-20 season: Henrik Lundqvist, Alexandar Georgiev, and Igor Shesterkin. Georgiev started 32 games, Lundqvist started 26, and Shesterkin started 12.

Team president John Davidson said that he's already spoken to Lundqvist following the team's elimination from the postseason, adding that the team will "handle things the right way."

The 38-year-old has spent the last 15 seasons backstopping the Rangers after New York selected him in the 2000 NHL Draft. Georgiev, 24, has been with the team since 2017-18, while Shesterkin, also 24, joined the team midseason after spending the past six seasons in the KHL.

Lundqvist has one year left on his contract, which carries an average annual value of $8.5 million. Shesterkin's entry-level contract runs through the 2020-21 season, and Georgiev's expires this offseason.

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