2021-22 Rangers

Alexis Lafreniere clears Covid protocol and lineup updates

7:20 PM: Filip Chytil remains on the line with Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome. Alexis Lafreniere is with Barclay Goodrow and Julien Gauthier. (Staple)

Dryden Hunt is a scratch. (NHL)

6:24 PM: Gerard Gallant met with the media and said (NYR):


  • Who is your goalie, “Shesterkin….and we got a full lineup.”
  • What are the lines, “You’ll find out in an hour, I want the Leafs to do a little bit of work and thinking. (laugh)
  • What went into the lineup decision, “same as always…not a lot went into it. Like I said, our team is available, we put our lines together like we always do.”

  • You don’t want to give anything away to the opponent, “It’s not a big deal, but we can wait an hour. It’s not a big deal, you can tweet it out and watch the warm up and see the lines. I give them the goalie (big laugh) I can’t be nice every night.”
  • Is Lafreniere ready to go, “oh yeah, he’s great, skated real hard the past two days and I got the call early today that he is ready to go.”

5:17 PM: The Rangers have announced that Alexis Lafreniere has cleared Covid protocol.

Morgan Barron has been sent to the Taxi Squad.