DeAngelo back in as Rangers go 11F and 7D against LA

David Quinn announced that Tony DeAngelo will return to the Rangers lineup tonight against LA and that Cody McLeod will be a healthy scratch. (NYR)

Henrik Lundqvist starts in net. (NYR)

Quinn said that 7 defenseman and 11 forwards is the Rangers “best lineup” for tonight and that he is getting more comfortable with using 7 D. (NYR)


He added that Brendan Smith could be used up front on the fourth line and that the forwards have been more “effective” lately when they have gotten more ice time. (NYR)

DeAngelo will start on a pair with Marc Staal. (NYR)

On Brady Skjei, Quinn said that there is “more anticipation in his game and one of the things he has done a better job of is a better anticipation of what his responsibilities are. He’s been more decisive and playing with more confidence.” (NYR)

On Filip Chytil, Quinn said “Fil has that offensive flair to his game, I think he is still working on the consistency areas that most other 19-year olds have to work on from a defensive perspective and playing all three-zones. He has improved in those areas but one of the things that happen when Fil is on the ice is that we have a chance to create offense. He is quick, has a quick mind, the ability to beat people 1-on-1 and balancing the opportunities of when to do that and when not to.” (NYR)