Tony DeAngelo clears waivers as Rangers ponder next steps: reports

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Tony DeAngelo skates near the bench with referee behind him
Tony DeAngelo skates near the bench with referee behind him

Tony DeAngelo cleared waivers on Monday, with the Rangers "working closely" with his agent to determine what the next steps will be, per Pierre LeBrun of TSN.

DeAngelo, who got into an altercation with goalie Alexandar Georgiev after Saturday's game, had been placed on waivers on Sunday.

Rookie K'Andre Miller broke up the scuffle between DeAngelo and Georgiev, Larry Brooks of The New York Post reported on Monday.

The Rangers haven't confirmed or denied the incident, but head coach David Quinn said on Sunday that the placement of DeAngelo on waivers had nothing to do with "one incident."

"There’s always rumors, as you know,” he said. “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."

As for who will replace DeAngelo on the third defensive line, Anthony Bitetto would be among the top options, and Libor Hajek is also on the depth chart.

DeAngelo has spent the last three seasons with the Rangers, totaling 92 points over 167 career games.

He signed a two-year deal worth $9.6 million during the offseason.