The group’s AHL coach, Kris Knoblauch, will fill in for Rangers head coach David Quinn. Affiliate normal supervisor Chris Drury and Hartford Wolf Pack affiliate head coach Gord Miller will even be on the Rangers’ bench, changing Jacques Martin, David Oliver and Greg Brown. Knoblauch will get to face his former group. He was an assistant coach for the Flyers from 2017 to ’19.
It has been an eventful season for the Rangers. New York’s star ahead, Artemi Panarin, simply returned after a two-week private go away following what the group says are politically motivated however unsubstantiated assault costs from his former coach in Russia. Final month, the Rangers additionally waived — and are nonetheless making an attempt to commerce — defenseman Tony DeAngelo after he obtained right into a bodily altercation with teammates after a sport.
The Rangers are 11-12-Four and enter Wednesday in sixth place within the East Division — eight factors out of a playoff spot. Additionally on Wednesday, the NHL eliminated two Rangers — Adam Fox and Pavel Buchnevich — from the COVID-19 protocol record. Each Fox and Buchnevich are anticipated to return to the lineup vs. the Flyers. In the meantime, ahead Phillip Di Giuseppe stays on the COVID-19 protocol record.