Earlier this month it was reported that Zucc would consider looking at other options if he was still in Hartford.
Andre Deveaux was called up instead of Zucc because John Tortorella didn’t think he could give Zucc enough ice time.
Zucc has 10 points in nine games for the Whale this season.
This is a very interesting case. The top nine for the Rangers is relatively set and unless there is an injury, Zucc won’t be called up. His cap hit is also a little problematic right now, but as Brooks points out, that can be fixed by putting Marc Staal on Long-term IR. It is in his best interest to play as hard as he can to either force the Rangers to call him up, or have someone make them an offer for so someone else can take a chance on his potential.