When asked about this being a setback for DeAngelo, Vigneault said "it's not going to help. It's unfortunate but injuries are part of the game and players get them and they need to work real hard with the right mindset to get themselves back in the groove here.
On how DeAngelo's been playing, Alain Vigneault said "he has been coming along. You see the skill level with the puck. I think for Tony, like a lot of young players, it's understanding the game, what plays to make that are right for the situation. Just a matter of improving his overall knowledge of the game with and without the puck, by doing that, obviously playing more, he will get better. There is definitely a skill set but like any young player it's about putting it together. You gotta understand the game and have the right attitude and work ethic, Tony is a young player going through the different stages. Some get it together quicker than others but in Tony's case, I think he was on the right track."