When will Zac Jones get into the Rangers lineup? That is the key question following his signing with the Rangers and burning a year of his ELC. It was assumed there would be no quarantine requirement, as he was not traveling internationally. This was proven true this morning, as Zac Jones was skating at the Rangers morning skate.
Zac Jones reported to Rangers this morning and skated. There is no quarantine requirement.
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) April 13, 2021
Given he was just in the Frozen Four, he is likely in game shape as well. Now it’s just a matter of time before he gets into the lineup.
If we use the Vitali Kravtsov situation as the barometer, then we should expect a week of practice before he plays. That puts Zac Jones on track to get into the Rangers lineup on 4/20 against the Islanders.