The New York Rangers put defenseman Tony DeAngelo on waivers Sunday.
It was an astonishing move considering New York marked DeAngelo, 25, to a two-year, $9.6 million augmentation this previous October.
“This isn’t about one incident, it’s not about one thing,” Rangers coach David Quinn told reporters Sunday. “This is a situation that the organization felt was best at this current time, and we’ll see how the situation plays out.”
DeAngelo drove Rangers defensemen in scoring with 15 objectives and 38 aids a breakout 2019-20 season, in which he completed twelfth in Norris Trophy casting a ballot.
Yet, DeAngelo submitted a terrible punishment in the 2021 home opener and was sidelined for two games after that. He additionally had a harsh trip Saturday against the Penguins, and he was on the ice for four of Pittsburgh’s objectives in a 5-4 extra time misfortune.
DeAngelo got into a minor quarrel after the game with goaltender Alexandar Georgiev, a source told ESPN, affirming a report by The Athletic. Quinn was gotten some information about the occurrence Sunday however didn’t remark.
“There’s always rumors,” Quinn said. “I’m not going to address rumors.”
DeAngelo has no objectives and one aid six games this season. Initially drafted at No. 19 in general in 2014 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, DeAngelo has likewise played for the Arizona Coyotes and three AHL groups. On the off chance that DeAngelo clears waivers, he could be put on New York’s taxi crew.