Rangers' DeAngelo scratched vs. Islanders
Rangers head coach David Quinn said Saturday that the defenseman will not play in the evening's game against the New York Islanders, according to The Athletic's Rick Carpiniello.
DeAngelo skated with the taxi squad Friday after struggling and letting his emotions get the better of him in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Islanders.
The 25-year-old earned an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in that contest. Officials tacked the additional infraction onto a holding penalty after DeAngelo yelled at the referees and slammed the penalty box's door.
Mathew Barzal also burned the Rangers rearguard for a goal in the game.
Despite Thursday's lapses, DeAngelo's absence isn't long-term.
"It's the right thing to do, and he'll be back in the lineup soon," Quinn said Saturday, according to USA Today's Vince Z. Mercogliano.
DeAngelo tied for fourth in the NHL in goals and points among blue-liners last season.