Eh if it's 4 days off until the playoffs start (assuming they start on thursday?) then it's not like playing them tonight will keep them game ready. Everyone's gonna be a bit "rusty" in terms of having a bunch of days off, so might as well give some extra rest and protect some players.
Its not the worst thing in the world, only 1 game but a player like MSL who was rubbish for weeks and has looked better over the last couple games I would like to see build on it.
If McD is 100% like its reported, why not play him so hes not rusty after missing 2 weeks?
Wishing for Zucc to hit those numbers is vanity IMO, nor does it help The Rangers or his game for the future. These are details, and of course a bit cynical. I just think Zucc is one of the most underrated players right now and him hitting 20 for 60, wont contribute to him "flying low". It also affects contract negotiations.