Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 3/13/12

ATLANTA - JANUARY 07: Goaltender Chad Johnson #29 of the New York Rangers against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on January 7, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Rangers have called up goaltender Chad Johnson from the CT Whale, likely to serve as the backup for tonight’s game. Henrik Lundqvist, who was not at the optional skate this morning (starting netminders rarely partake in these) is still likely to start. That means Martin Biron may have some sort of nagging issue that will keep him from dressing. No need to panic, this appears to be one of those emergency call ups, so it may not count against the Rangers four allotted call ups post-trade deadline (now at three since the call up of Mats Zuccarello).
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