2PM: Kevin Hayes will remain out of the lineup until after the Rangers return from their bye week and the All-Star break. (Brooks)
Hayes has missed the past seven games with an upper body injury.
He had 33 points in 39 games this season for the Rangers.
Hayes was ranked 13th on TSN‘s Trade Bait board.
Adam Rotter: It makes sense to hold Hayes out and give him all of this extra time to rest, recuperate and get healthy. Obviously health is a big factor for Hayes as the deadline gets closer and while the Rangers would like to have Hayes in their lineup to help them win now, he is their most valuable potential trade asset. If the Rangers are going to move Hayes then they will want the max value they can get back for him and they can’t do that if he’s hurt.