Entire Rangers coaching staff out against Flyers due to COVID-19 protocols

Daily News Staff, New York Daily News
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Talk about a staff infection.

The entire Rangers coaching staff has been ruled out of Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers due to the NHL’s COVID protocols.

Head coach David Quinn and his three assistants are out and have been replaced by coaches from the team’s minor league system.

Quinn’s assistants Jacques Martin, David Oliver and Greg Brown have been ruled out.

Kris Knoblauch, head coach of the Rangers’ top minor league affiliate, the Hartford WolfPack, is serving as the Blueshirts’ acting head coach. His Hartford assistant Gord Murphy will coach beside him, along with associate general manager Chris Drury.

The Rangers are expected to have defenseman Adam Fox and forward Pavel Buchnevich back in action after both spent time on the league’s COVID protocol list.

The Rangers went into the game in sixth place in the division, five points behind the Flyers.