At 23, Michael Del Zotto has yet to make a significant leap forward in his development. Over the years, the Rangers have been exceedingly patient with him, yet he’s failed to harness his offensive upside.
The Rangers announced on Friday that winger Rick Nash will travel with the team to Montreal. Nash has not played since suffering a concussion on October 8 in San Jose.
A number of prospects including Marek Hrivik, Danny Kristo and Connor Allen could crack the Rangers’ opening-night roster.
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh has agreed to a new contract to remain with the Rangers.
With the start of free agency looming on Friday, the Rangers should be looking to shed salary in order to get in on the action.
The waiting truly proved to be the hardest part for the Rangers on NHL draft Sunday.