Rangers buyout defenseman Anthony DeAngelo (Report)

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The New York Rangers to buy out the contract of defenseman Anthony DeAngelo.

The worse kept secret is about to become reality as the New York Rangers are beginning the process to buy out the contract of defenseman Anthony DeAngelo.

Frank Seravalli Tweeted the the club would be behind the process to buyout DeAngelo by placing him on waivers.

He played his final game for the Blueshirts on Jan.30 in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

There were several incidents throughout the early part of the season that had DeAngelo in the crosshairs of the organization.  The Sewell, NJ native was benched for two games by former head coach David Quinn after he incurred an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty for slamming the penalty box door and yelling at referees late in an opening-night loss to the Islanders.

He was warned by then-GM Jeff Gorton that if there were further issues, “the time is going to come where we’re going to put you on waivers and move on.”

DeAngelo was acquired in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes along with a first-round pick for Antti Ranta and Derek Stepan.

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