Pavel Buchnevich returned to the Rangers lineup on Wednesday after being scratched for Tuesday's win.
Buchnevich played 10:30 and was a minus one with no shot attempts.
He played 4:23 in the first, 2:40 in the second and 3:27 in the third, all at even strength. He didn't play in the final 5:28 of the third or get a shift in OT.
Buchnevich played 5:07 with Vinni Lettieri, 4:37 with Kevin Hayes, 4:31 with Ryan Spooner and 4:22 with Mats Zuccarello. (Natural Stat Trick)
Following the game, Quinn said that Buchnevich was "okay." (NYR)
When asked about Buchnevich on Monday, David Quinn spoke in general about needing consistent effort from every player and that anything less is unacceptable. (NYR)
Before Tuesday's game, Quinn said that Buchnevich is a "talented player" and that the two have talked about how more is needed on a consistent basis. (NYR)
Asked why he was bringing Buchnevich back on Wednesday, following a win on Tuesday, Quinn said "he's a really good player and had a good practice the other day and a good attitude and we need him. I want to give him a chance to get back in. Buchie is going to be an important part of what we do and I want to get him back in. (NYR)
Adam Rotter: If Buchnevich puts in the work and shows the kind of effort that David Quinn wants, then he will have a regular spot in the top-nine, probably top-six, and hopefully turn into the player that the Rangers think he can be. Everyone can see that Buchnevich has the skill to be an All-Star caliber player, but David Quinn isn't going to let him just get by on his talent and potential. The Rangers have a lot of competition up front and a lot of skilled players looking for ice time. Buchnevich has worked hard and is miles better than the player he was, but Quinn and the organization see that he has so much more. He may never reach his ceiling or ultimate potential but there is a lot of room to grow between that and where he is now.