The incident was reportedly quickly broken up in the Rangers’ tunnel following the loss. DeAngelo was put on waivers on Sunday and neither player was on the ice for Sunday’s practice. “There’s always rumors, as you know,” coach David Quinn said Sunday. “I’m not going to address rumors. This isn’t about one incident. It’s not about one thing. It’s a situation the organization felt was best at this current time and we’ll see how the situation plays out. It’s part of the business. It’s a decision we made. You’re always sitting down, evaluating your organization. It’s something we did. We’ll see how it plays out. … I don’t want to get into specifics. In 24 hours we’ll probably be able to be more specific and address the situation differently.” DeAngelo was on the ice for four of Pittsburgh’s five goals on Saturday. He has struggled on the ice and draws unfavorable attention off of it for the Rangers, so this relationship could be over. It will be interesting to see what the team does if DeAngelo goes unclaimed, which wouldn’t be a surprising outcome.
Tony DeAngelo was involved in an altercation with Rangers teammate Alexandar Georgiev following Saturday’s overtime loss to Pittsburgh