The Rangers will be included in the NHL's 24-team restart, which is scheduled for late July, but star Artemi Panarin has raised concern about returning.
Panarin's concern stems from the NHL's current revenue split, which is 50/50 between the players and owners. The players, however, have a percentage of their paychecks withheld as escrow, which also goes to team owners in case revenue dips.
In his message, Panarin urges players not to report for training camp until a new deal can be struck between team owners and the players.
"I am very much looking forward to the playoffs with the New York Rangers. I have concerns not only about the health of players and their families but also about the long term prosperity of the NHL," Panarin tweeted.
"For nearly two decades, the players have protected the owners' income with escrow, including throughout this pandemic crisis, even as owners' equity continues to grow exponentially. It is time to fix the escrow. We as players cannot report to camp to resume play without already having an agreement in place. We are all in this together."
Players are due to report for training camp on July 10, which is Phase 3 of the NHL's return to play plan.
The Rangers (11th seed) are set to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes in a best-of-five qualifying round, where the winner would advance to the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.