12:59PM: John Shannon says that it's a one-year deal with the Rangers.
12:07PM: According to Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers have placed Marek Mazanec on waivers with the intention of signing him and likely assigning him to Hartford.
Mazanec is already listed as part of the Rangers organization on NHL.com.
This season in the KHL, Mazanec is 4-15-2 for Slovan, with a GAA of 3.40 and save percentage of 89.9%.
Mazanec parted ways with Slovan last week and was believed to have an out clause in his contract in the KHL that would allow him to return to North America. (Hokej.cz)
He has 31 career games in the NHL, 25 starts, and is 8-13-4 with a save percentage of .895 & GAA of .297 with Nashville.
Mazanec, 26, is from the Czech Republic and a former 6th round pick in 2012 of Nashville.
In his AHL career, Mazanec is 82-60-17 with a .909% save percentage and 2.59 GAA.
Mazanec needs to clear waivers because he is a UFA and started the season playing in Europe. (CapFriendly)
Adam Rotter: I wonder how much this move has to do with Hartford's goaltending and how much it has to do with adding a veteran Czech player to be around Filip Chytil. It's probably a combination of both as the Rangers look to upgrade things in Hartford as well as add a mentor and someone that can speak the same language as Chytil. Mazanec also provides some depth for the Rangers in the event of an injury to Henrik Lundqvist and/or Ondrej Pavelec. He has some NHL experience and a number of seasons in the AHL as opposed to the Rangers needing to call up either of their current goalies in Hartford, both of which are in their first pro season in North America.