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Igor Shesterkin starting against the Devils on Tuesday

12:43PM: David Quinn spoke this morning and said (NYR):

  • How do you feel about the team not making a trade, “We feel good and it’s a sign to our team and everybody in our locker room that we feel really good about where we are at and the direction we are going, we like the way we’ve been playing lately and I’m sure it’s a big sigh of relief to a lot of guys because every team, in this situation, when the deadline comes up there is a lot of talk about guys coming and going and I certainly think that it shows how committed we are to our team right now and feel good about where we are at.”
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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.

David Quinn said on Tuesday, “He just got here today, he skated this morning. Obviously there is a familiarity with him from my end of it, as we talked about yesterday, this is a guy we’ve thought an awful lot of the minute we drafted him. He went on to have a great college career and we will see how it goes while he’s here. It’s day by day, see how he adapts, see how he adjusts, I know there is not a lot of practice time, so it’s going to be hard to evaluate him in a lot of ways at the pro level, but we are going to do the best we can and if we feel that he gives an indication that he can help us, he’ll play.”

Quinn also said that since Jones drove from UMass he doesn’t need to quarantine and that he was tested as well.

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)

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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.”