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Zac Jones sent to Hartford and other updates from Tuesday

5:57 PM: Gerard Gallant spoke after practice and said some of (NYR):

  • Do you think the offense is still getting back to normal after the break, “good enough to win, that is about it. We are getting some chances. I don’t think we are playing our best game yet. It was a long break and we found ways to play good enough to win hockey games, good shut down hockey, good goaltending. It’s nice to win those games too, but I think we can bring more offense, for sure.”
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Zac Jones sent to Hartford

The Rangers have announced that Zac Jones has been sent to Hartford.

The Rangers now have 25 players left in camp and eight defenseman.

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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)