DeAngelo is dealing with an ankle sprain that will keep him out for 3-to-4 weeks. A highly touted prospect who initially broke through with OHL Sarnia, DeAngelo might have played his last game this season. The Rangers are on the verge of being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, so he'd be lucky to have a couple games left on the regular-season docket by the time he's ready to go. DeAngelo crafted eight assists -- including six power-play helpers -- through 32 games, though he misfired 68 times. Still, even though DeAngelo struggled a bit in his second year, he's worth keeping in mind for future fantasy seasons.
DeAngelo exited with an apparent lower-body injury during Monday's tilt against Carolina, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports. DeAngelo had to be helped to the locker room after an awkward collision in the second period and is doubtful to return. His status should be updated by the team by Wednesday's showdown with Pittsburgh, and if he's unable to go, the Rangers might have to call up a defensemen from AHL Hartford.
DeAngelo picked up a power-play helper and five shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to Montreal. He's flown under the radar with the banged-up Rangers dropping precipitously in the standings, but the 2014 first-rounder is showing some serious offensive chops from the blue line. DeAngelo's dished out three power-play assists in the past seven games while posting a trio of five-shot performances and another pair of three-shot games during that stretch. However, his minus-9 rating in that span suggests DeAngelo still has quite a ways to go on the defensive end, and things are unlikely to get any better in that category this season with New York selling some of the pieces around him ahead of Monday's upcoming trade deadline.
DeAngelo was recalled from AHL Hartford on Tuesday. DeAngelo will provide extra blue line depth with Kevin Shattenkirk (knee) still sidelined. If the 21-year-old DeAngelo does suit up during his call-up, it will likely be at the expense of Steve Kampfer - who has frequently served as a healthy scratch this season.
DeAngelo was reassigned to AHL Hartford on Friday. DeAngelo made this big-club stint count, with two assists, eight hits and eight blocked shots while averaging 16:06 over four games. With the Rangers off until Feb. 1 due to the All-Star break, DeAngelo was sent to the minors to continue working on his game, and he'll likely be called back up afterwards as long as Kevin Shattenkirk (knee) stays on injured reserve.
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