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‘Focused’ Biron returns to Rangers camp after two-day absence

Martin Biron

New York Rangers’ goalie Martin Biron deflects a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


Martin Biron was back at New York Rangers training camp today after missing a couple of days to attend to a personal issue in Buffalo.

“I am here 100 percent,” the 36-year-old backup told reporters, per The Record. “I’m where I need to be. I’m focused and I’m really where I wanted to be this morning. I was excited to be here. I was excited to be on the ice and get going with the guys, definitely. I’m not going to go into details, it’s just how life is sometimes and you’ve got to roll with it. Again, I was fortunate I was able to get home and now to be back.”

According to the paper, Biron didn’t seem overly concerned about the potential for Johan Hedberg to take his job after the 40-year-old signed a professional tryout with the club.

Biron has one season left on his contract, at a cap hit of $1.3 million. His numbers were solid last year: a save percentage of .917 in six appearances, as Henrik Lundqvist got the large majority of starts for the Rangers.