Rangers Roundup: Lindy Ruff interviewed with NJ, Ryan Lindgren awaiting clearance, and Phase 3 Training Camp news

Elliotte Friedman recently broke that New York Rangers assistant coach, Lindy Ruff was a candidate for the New Jersey Devils head coaching job. Now Larry Brooks is reporting that the Rangers granted permission and Ruff actually interviewed for the position. As I noted in our most recent podcast, should Ruff get the job, NJ would not announce it until after the Rangers are done playing in the 24 team playoffs.

Lindy Ruff Devils Coaching Candidate

Ruff, whose areas of specific responsibility are the defense and penalty kill, is in his third year with the Blueshirts. It is unclear whether the Devils would have permission to hire the 59-year-old coach before the Rangers either win the Stanley Cup or are eliminated in the planned summer tournament for which New Jersey did not qualify.

Lindy Ruff up for NJ job Lindy Ruff (Jeff Vinnick/National Hockey League/Getty Images)

Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren in New York

Igor Shesterkin took part in on-ice workouts with fellow teammates yesterday at the MSG Training Center. Rangers defenseman, Ryan Lindgren is in NY and awaiting the results of his COVID-19 tests. He is expected to get on the ice as soon as today.

Libor Hajek Invited to Phase 3 Training Camp

In case you missed it, we reported yesterday that Rangers defenseman, Libor Hajek will be making his way back from Europe to join the team when training camps open on July 10th. The 22 year-old rearguard confirmed this with us via email earlier this week.

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