Much of the talk about the Rangers as the team heads towards the NHL trade deadline has been about the team looking to trade away one of their goaltenders.
But the team did just the opposite on Wednesday night, acquiring goaltender J-F Berube from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for future considerations.
The Rangers currently have Igor Shesterkin, Henrik Lundqvist, and Alexandar Georgiev on the roster, meaning the move to acquire Berube is likely more just about organizational depth at the position.
Berube, 28, did not appear with the Flyers this season, spending all of his time in the minors. Overall, he's played just 34 NHL games over three seasons with the Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks, posting a 3.39 GAA and a .898 save percentage.
This trade is the second the Rangers have made approaching next Monday's deadline, with more likely to come. The team is likely to trade away one of their goaltenders, and Chris Kreider remains a hot name on the rumor mill.
On Tuesday, the Rangers acquired forward Julien Gauthier from the Carolina Hurricanse in exchange for defenseman Joey Keane.
Gauthier made his Rangers' debut on Wednesday, as the Rangers topped the Blackhawks 6-3 in Chicago.