DeAngelo, who is recovering from an ankle injury, has begun skating. The exciting blueliner was acquired in the deal with Arizona that sent Derek Stepan to the desert, though injuries and inconsistent play prevented him from making his mark with the Rangers. DeAngelo is a great skater with superb on-ice vision, and despite a relative lack of size, he's capable of playing physical defense and has quite a mean streak. Additional updates on DeAngelo's status will likely be provided as the team nears the beginning of next season's training camp.
Coach Alain Vigneault confirmed Tuesday that DeAngelo (ankle) will sit the remainder of 2017-18, but he is making progress on his injured ankle. DeAngelo was expected to miss between three and four weeks due to the ankle issue, so it's not a big shock that he's officially played his last game of the season. He wraps up his second NHL season with only 32 games under his belt, though he did notch eight assists and was a frequent participant on the man advantage. If he can maintain a spot with the Rangers and can stay healthy, the 22-year-old blueliner could be a sleeper candidate in fantasy drafts next season.
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.
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