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Updates from the Rangers on Tuesday

Ryan Reaves is didn’t practice and is day to day with a lower body injury. (NYR)

Adam Fox, Ryan Lindgren and Mika Zibanejad also didn’t practice with what the team termed a “maintenance” day. (NYR)

The lines used at practice were (Stephenson):

  • Alexis Lafreniere, Greg McKegg, Chris Kreider
  • Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome, Kaapo Kakko
  • Sammy Blais, Filip Chytil, Barclay Goodrow
  • Dryden Hunt, Kevin Rooney, Julien Gauthier
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What Gerard Gallant said after the loss to Calgary

Gerard Gallant spoke after the Rangers loss to Calgary and said (NYR, MSG):

  • On Reaves, “he’s doing fine, day to day, lower body. Don’t think it’s nothing too serious.”
  • On Reaves being on the bench but not playing, “he just wanted to sit on the bench and be part of the group. He missed almost all of the game, he had one shift. Most of the time you stay in the locker room, but he wanted to be on the bench and support the guys.”
  • Were you surprised that Reaves did that, “You don’t have to do it too often, but Reaves is a new teammate and he wanted to be there to support them and he was disappointed that he couldn’t play. Calgary is a big and physical team and you miss a body like him in the lineup, but that is what happens, injuries are part of the game.”
  • On Ryan Lindgren, “he was fine, he came back.”
  • Was it upper body or lower for Lindgren, “he’s fine….I think he blocked a shot. I’m not sure, to be honest with you, where, but I know the trainer came back and said he was fine, so it’s not even an issue for me. But I’m not sure where, honestly.””
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Flames beat Rangers 5-1

First Period:

  • Christopher Tanev (1) Assists: Johnny Gaudreau (7), Elias Lindholm (1)

Second Period:

  • Andrew Mangiapane (4) Unassisted

Third Period:

  • Dryden Hunt (1) Assists: Jacob Trouba (2), K’Andre Miller (2)
  • Blake Coleman (2) Assists: Tyler Pitlick (1), Mikael Backlund (1)
  • Mikael Backlund (1) Assists: Noah Hanifin (2), Blake Coleman (1)
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Barron sent to Hartford, Strome returns and Shesterkin in net

5:12PM: Ryan Strome will return to the lineup tonight, Julien Gauthier will play and Igor Shesterkin will be in net. (NYR)

Greg McKegg is likely the healthy scratch for Julien Gauthier.

4:50PM: The Rangers have announced that Morgan Barron has been sent back to Hartford. (Stephenson)

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Kaapo Kakko and Ryan Strome on the ice at practice

5:30PM: Gerard Gallant spoke after practice and said some of the following (NYR):

  • On Kakko and Strome, “We’ll know more tomorrow, you know, with the protocols and that. They are day to day, but no, I can’t say they’re gonna play tomorrow for sure yet or not but hopefully.”
  • Is there a chance they both play, “Yeah there’s a chance for both of them, but I’m not sure.”
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The Chris Drury dynamic and other parts of the Vitali Kravtsov situation

10/23/21 | Jeff Marek said on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday that the Rangers are looking for “a top prospect” in exchange for Vitali Kravtsov.

Marek said that Chris Drury is not “budging from that right now.” (Sportsnet)