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David Quinn reinserts Tony DeAngelo into Rangers lineup

David Quinn reinserts Tony DeAngelo into Rangers lineup

Tony
DeAngelo
will
be
reinserted
into
the
lineup
for
Friday’s
match
in
Pittsburgh
after
an

enforced
two-game
leave
of
absence

that
followed
poor
on-ice
behavior
in
the
season
opener.

“He’s
in
a
good
place,”
David
Quinn
said
of
DeAngelo
following
the
club’s
morning
meeting.
“He
understood.
One
of
the
things
I
think
he
said
to
one
of
the
guys
when
[the
second
game]
ended
was,
‘I
kind
of
know
what’s
going
to
happen
now;
it’s
going
to
be
tough
to
take
anyone
out
of
the
lineup.’

The
second
game
was
a
5-0
victory
over
the
Islanders
in
which
DeAngelo
was
a
disciplinary
scratch
after
incurring
an
early
third-period
unsportsmanlike
conduct
infraction
for
yapping
and
slamming
the
penalty
box
door
in
conjunction
with
a
holding
penalty
during
the
opening
night
4-0
defeat
to
the
Islanders.

DeAngelo
was
replaced
by
Brendan
Smith,

who
remained
in
place
for
Tuesday’s
4-3
defeat

to
the
Devils.
But
now,
Smith
will
leave
the
lineup
to
accommodate
DeAngelo’s
return.

“He
understood
the
situation.
It
was
not
my
intention
for
it
to
be
a
two-game
situation,”
Quinn
said.
“He
knows
that,
and
we’ve
had
conversations
regarding
that.
He’s
ready
to
move
past
it.
I’m
ready
to
move
past
it.
He’s
learned
from
it.

“Obviously,
he’s
been
a
big
part
of
what
we’ve
had
going
on
here
for
the
last
year-plus,
so
he
knows
how
committed
we
are
to
him.”

Quinn,
somewhat
surprisingly,
has
reconstructed
the
three
pairs
that
played
poorly
in
the
opener.
That
meant
DeAngelo
on
the
right
with
Jack
Johnson,
K’Andre
Miller
moving
back
to
a
matchup
pair
on
Jacob
Trouba’s
left
and
a
reunification
of
the
Ryan
Lindgren-Adam
Fox
tandem.

In
Games
2
and
3,
Trouba
skated
with
Lindgren,
Fox
with
Johnson
and
Miller
with
Smith.
Last
Saturday,
the
defense
was
nearly
spotless.
Tuesday,
in
a
4-3
defeat
to
the
Devils,
it
was
sloppy.
The
play
on
the
blue
line
mirrored
the
rest
of
the
squad’s
play
in
both
matches.

“We
didn’t
like
anything
about
that
opening
night,”
said
the
coach.
“It
wasn’t
pairings,
it
wasn’t
combinations,
it
was
more
individuals
and
their
performance.

“That’s
why
we’re
going
back
to
having
those
pairings
back
together.
When
Tony
came
out,
it
affected
all
three
pairs,
so
now
that
he’s
back
in,
we
want
to
get
back
to
having
these
guys
together.”



Source : Larry Brooks Link