Rangers backup goaltender Martin Biron, who suddenly left for home in Buffalo to deal with a personal situation, returned Friday and said he was "ready to do whatever I have to do, ready to compete."
Although he did not go into detail, Biron, 34, said he was not planning on having to return. "It was something I had to take care of," Biron said. "I talked to the coach, (Alain Vigneault), explained a little bit, he was very helpful, and allowed me to go up for a few days. I'm grateful to the organization and the guys."
"I am here 100 percent, I'm where I need to be...it's just how life is sometimes, you've got to roll with it sometimes. I was fortunate that I was able to get home and now be back."
In the interim, the Rangers brought in veteran Johan Hedberg on a tryout.
"Obviously the organization's got to do what's best for the origanization," Biron said. "Moose is a great guy, I got to talk to him this morning. I'm here and focused and they'll do whatever they need to do, but I'm here and focused and 100 percent ready to play to compete."