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Magnus Hellberg | Goalie

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 185
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Magnus Hellberg has been sent down to the minors.
Hellberg was summoned to serve as Nashville's backup goaltender Tuesday night because Marek Mazanec was sick. Mazanec is feeling better now, so Hellberg will report to AHL Milwaukee. Wed, Dec 18, 2013 12:13:00 PM

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The Nashville Predators have called up Magnus Hellberg.

Hellberg will serve as the Predators' backup goaltender Tuesday night. This presumably means that Marek Mazanec, who is dealing with an illness, will not be available.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Magnus Hellberg has been sent to the AHL.

Hellberg only ended up logging 12 minutes with the Predators during his NHL stint. He stopped three of four shots against the St. Louis Blues.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Magnus Hellberg made his NHL debut on Saturday.

Hellberg was put into a game that the Predators were losing 5-1 and went on to allow a goal on four shots. Predators coach Barry Trotz put him into the losing effort because he felt it was a good opportunity for Hellberg to get some NHL experience. Hellberg is serving as the Predators' backup goaltender while Pekka Rinne is out with a hip injury.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Magnus Hellberg has been summoned from the minors.

Nashville will use him as their backup goaltender with Pekka Rinne slated to miss at least a month due to a "hip scope." Carter Hutton will slot in as Nashville's starter until Rinne is able to return.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Magnus Hellberg spent the 2012-13 campaign getting use to the smaller ice surfaces in North America.

Hellberg went from playing in Sweden to the AHL. "It’s a different style of hockey over here," Hellberg said. "It’s a lot different than Sweden, so I had to make some adjustments to make my way of play work over here. Different angles, rebound control, stick handling. But I learn new stuff every day. As the season went on, my confidence grew and I felt more comfortable." There's an outside chance that Hellberg will serve as the team's backup goaltender next season, but he's more likely to start 2013-14 in the AHL.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Magnus Hellberg has inked an entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators.

The Nashville Predators traded backup goaltender Anders Lindback to the Tampa Bay Lightning, so there's a chance that Hellberg will be competing for a roster spot in training camp. He had a 2.60 GAA and .904 save percentage in 17 Swedish Elite League games in 2011-12.
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 03:17:00 PM

The Nashville Predators took the first goalie in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft when they selected Magnus Hellberg.

That pick was a huge surprise as he was rated the seventh goalie in Europe and had not been selected in the previous two seasons, even though he was draft-eligible. But the Predators love his size and think he was the best goalie available. "When you talk to him, you'll think you're talking to a combination of Pekka Rinne and Anders Lindback," GM David Poile said. "If the similarities carry to the ice, we'll have made a terrific pick." Hellberg is still a few years away from possible NHL duty and the Predators will be patient with him.
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 10:12:00 AM

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3Calle Jarnkrok
4Mike Ribeiro
5Colin Wilson
6Paul Gaustad
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2Viktor Stalberg
3Gabriel Bourque
4Simon Moser
RW1James Neal
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3Eric Nystrom
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4Ryan Ellis
5Mattias Ekholm
6Anton Volchenkov
7Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton