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The Bruins signed veteran Chad Johnson on July 5. Johnson agreed to a one-year, one-way deal worth $600,000. During previous stops in Phoenix and New York, Johnson backed up aces Mike Smith and Henrik Lundqvist. Johnson’s experience and cap-friendly salary peg him as Tuukka Rask’s No. 2.
Niklas Svedberg would like to change that plan.
The Swedish goalie is entering his second season of North American hockey. Svedberg, who played for Brynas of the Swedish Elite League, was Providence’s ace last season.