New York Rangers send down Zac Jones with taxi squads coming to an end

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Jan 2, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Zac Jones (6) skates with the puck during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers have announced that defenseman Zac Jones has been sent down to the Hartford Wolf Pack. In addition, Jarred Tinordi has been recalled.

New York Rangers send down Zac Jones

The NHL temporarily implemented taxi squads to deal with COVID-19 issues coming out of the holiday break in December. That comes to an end this weekend and the Rangers have already made some moves.

On Wednesday, they assigned forwards Jonny Brodzinski and Morgan Barron, defenseman Nils Lundkvist, and goaltender Adam Húska to the Hartford Wolf Pack. That should give everyone a clear indication of where Nils currently stands on the depth chart.

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Apr 22, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Zac Jones #6 of the New York Rangers passes the puck during a power play in the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s announcement likely means that Patrik Nemeth should be returning to the team after the break. Here are the defenseman still up with the team:

  • Adam Fox
  • Ryan Lindgren
  • Jacob Trouba
  • K’Andre Miller
  • Braden Schneider
  • Libor Hajek
  • Patrik Nemeth
  • Jarred Tinordi

New York has been carrying 8 defensemen all season to this point.

Jones, 21, has one assist in six games this season and five assists in 16 career games dating back to 2020-21.

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