As predicted tthis morning, veteran backup G Alex Auld was claimed by the Rangers as he fell to their spot  on re-entry waivers from Dallas. (Larry Brooks, I see, had that supposition in Post today. Still on vacation in Naples, didn't see that til little while ago, good on him) 

               Chad Johnson, who has promise if not experience, will head to Hartford to play with Matt Zaba.

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               Auld, a UFA, will cost $125,000 and will play a number of games to spell Henrik Lundqvist down the stretch. He should be at practice tomorrow, assuming that he can fly back to the NY metro snowbelt  later today. That's my travel situation as well.

              More on Gaborik situation coming up....