10:37AM: Elliotte Friedman notes that Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello and Adam McQuaid will not play for the Rangers today against the Devils.
David Quinn said yesterday that all three would play until he was told otherwise. (NYR)
Bob McKenzie says that a number of Rangers are battling the flu so they were not sure if all three could sit out today’s game.
McKenzie notes that that while he expects all three to be traded, nothing appears imminent right now.
Adam Rotter: This has been the plan for the Rangers as they look to protect their assets with the deadline on Monday. They took a risk on Thursday with McQuaid but ended up sitting him anyway after a minor incident. The Rangers are at the max of 23 players and Brett Howden is on IR so if someone gets injured or ill today, and the Rangers have not traded anyone by tomorrow, chances are they will play a man down against the Caps.