David Quinn gave Lias Andersson some encouragement prior to the Rangers loss to the Panthers last night. He told the 21 year old center that the organization believes in him. The motive was to help the Rangers 7th overall selection find confidence. Then Quinn gave him a season low 3:55 of ice time and made the situation even more perplexing.
When Andersson was selected in the 2017 draft, the pick was eye opening and considered a reach. The organization opted not to draft the more highly touted center Casey Mittelstadt in favor of the Swedish prospect.