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Igor Shesterkin starting against the Devils on Tuesday

11:40AM: Igor Shesterkin will start tonight against the Devils. (NYR)

Tonight is the first of four straight games between the Rangers and Devils.


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Where things are with Tony DeAngelo and the Rangers

7:29 PM: Darren Dreger tweets that the Rangers offered Tony DeAngelo the option of mutually terminating his contract and allowing him to become a free agent but DeAngelo opted against it.

Dreger says that DeAngelo will be bought out of the final year of his contract this summer.


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What Jeff Gorton said after the trade deadline

Jeff Gorton spoke after today’s trade deadline passed and said (NYR):

  • On not making a move, “We didn’t do a deal today, really, we made a number of calls, took a number of calls, went through a number of scenarios. I think it’s clear that we have a plan in place and nothing that came along was going to add to what we wanted to do and was something we thought was going to help short-term or long-term. That is probably why the biggest reason why today we didn’t make a deal.”

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Rangers signing prospect Zac Jones

4/13/21 | The Rangers have confirmed that they have signed Jones to his entry-level contract.

4/12/21 | 1:07 PM: The Rangers are close to signing 2019 third-round pick Zac Jones after Jones won the NCAA Championship as a sophomore with UMass. (Seravalli)

Frank Seravalli says that Jones will report to the Rangers and he is expected to be in the lineup after his quarantine period.

UMass Head Coach Greg Carvel said of Jones on the NHL Network recently, “Zac is an NHL player, it’s just a matter of time. … He’s a high, high-end offensive player, he’ll be a similar player to Adam Fox. … His growth without the puck the last two years has been outstanding.” (NYR)

Jones, 20, is a left shot defenseman and listed at 5-11, 175lbs. He was the 68th pick in 2019.


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What to expect from the Rangers on Trade Deadline day

8:42 AM: Today at 3PM is the 2020-21 NHL Trade deadline.

The Rangers are not expected to be overly active ahead of the deadline, but Darren Dreger says that the Rangers are one of a number of teams that may use their cap space to help facilitate a trade for another team in exchange for a draft pick.

The Rangers have nearly $10 million in trade deadline cap space. (CapFriendly)

  • The Rangers pending UFA’s are: Phil Do Giuseppe, Brendan Smith, Jack Johnson (injured) and Jonny Brodzinski.
  • The Rangers pending RFA’s are: Pavel Buchnevich, Filip Chytil, Julien Gauthier, Brett Howden, Ryan Lindgren, Libor Hajek and Igor Shesterkin.

Kevin Rooney, Colin Blackwell, Anthony Bitetto and Keith Kinkaid are all signed through next season and all meet the requirements to be exposed in the Seattle Expansion draft. Julien Gauthier or Brett Howden will likely also be exposed.


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What David Quinn said after the loss to the Isles

David Quinn met with the media following the Rangers OT loss to the Islanders and said (NHL Media):

  • On the game, “I certainly liked a lot about our second and third period. Disappointing we didn’t get the two points, but every point is life and death right now. We have to be better 3-on-3, something we are probably going to work on in the next practice. I liked how we bounced back after a tough first period.”

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