Rangers coach John Tortorella expressed concern about the young forwards on Monday night. Neither player saw the ice in the third period of the Rangers' 4-2 win over Winnipeg at Madison Square Garden.
"Quite honestly, I'm worried about the kids," Tortorella said. "Not that I'm upset with them. I just think the stakes are high. We play so many close games and I've just got to watch how they go through the game, do I trust them?"
Both players have previously spent time with the Whale this season.