Hours earlier than the scheduled begin of Wednesday’s recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia Flyers, the New York Rangers confirmed that head coach David Quinn and the remainder of the teaching workers are all out as a result of NHL’s COVID-19 protocols:
Kris Knoblauch, head coach of American Hockey League aspect the Hartford Wolf Pack, will function interim coach for the Rangers and can be joined by Wolf Pack affiliate head coach Gord Miller and Rangers affiliate normal supervisor Chris Drury.
As Emily Kaplan wrote for ESPN, the NHL eliminated New York main scorer Pavel Buchnevich and high defenseman Adam Fox from the COVID-19 listing. Whereas each have cleared the coronavirus-related protocols and are eligible to play versus Philadelphia, ahead Phillip Di Giuseppe stays on the COVID-19 listing.
The Rangers are presently sixth within the NHL East standings on 26 factors, eight factors behind the Boston Bruins for the fourth-place spot. The highest 4 groups from every division qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Again in January, the Vegas Golden Knights briefly wanted normal supervisor Kelly McCrimmon and coaches from AHL affiliate the Henderson Silver Knights to function NHL coaches due to the league’s COVID-19 protocols.