Tony DeAngelo returns to the Rangers lineup today for the first time since October 23rd.
Since being sent to Hartford, DeAngelo has played in 29 games, has 2 goals, 11 assists, a minus 12 rating, 17 PIM and 73 shots on goal.
Alain Vigneault said on Friday that the reports from Hartford were that DeAngelo was starting to play his best hockey over the last couple of weeks and that he has been "very solid."
DeAngelo,22, said that he is hoping to be able to make an impact and will do whatever the coaches ask of him. (NYR)
He said that his time in Hartford had been a "work in progress" but that he has started to come on as of late and is feeling good about where his game is. (NYR)
In his 8 games earlier this season, he had 1 assist, a minus four rating, 14 shots on goal, 25 shot attempts and an average of 12:38.
DeAngelo said that he has been working on his defensive game and being more physical and that while his game is about offense, he needs to pick his spots. (NY Post)
Vigneault said before the game Saturday, on MSG, that DeAngelo was playing 23-25 minutes a night in Hartford and that Chris Drury and the Wolf Pack coaches felt, based on the situation, that it was the right time to call him up.
Adam Rotter: He has a pretty good opportunity to make his mark with the Rangers, especially with a lot of uncertainty regarding Kevin Shattenkirk's timetable. I would expect him to play a lot and eat up a lot of Kevin Shattenkirk's minutes, especially the PP and offensive minutes, but I am sure he will be a healthy scratch from time to time as well. He's an extremely talented player and someone that most thought would be with the Rangers this year. He's here now and has a chance to make an impact or be a spark for the Rangers.