Barclay Goodrow to play for New York Rangers in Game 6

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Apr 12, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Vincent Trocheck (16) takes a high stick from New York Rangers center Barclay Goodrow (21) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Barclay Goodrow is skating in preparation to play Game 6 against the Carolina Hurricanes. This is his first game since he suffered what has been reported as a fractured foot suffered in Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Goodrow was labeled week-to-week by Gallant before Game 2 of the Penguins series. That announcement indicated the seriousness of the injury. Remember, Goodrow played with a broken hand in the Stanley Cup Final last season to give the Lightning their second straight championship.

Barclay Goodrow playing for Rangers

According to multiple reports, Goodrow will center the fourth line in place of Kevin Rooney.

Goodrow, 29, had a great first season with the Rangers after a trade and sign in the summer. In 79 games, he recorded 13 goals, 20 assists, for 33 points. All were career highs for the rugged forward.

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Mar 6, 2022; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Rangers forward Barclay Goodrow (21) is congratulated by New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) on his goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Rooney, 29, has two points in these playoffs but plays a big role on the PK. Goodrow will easily take over as the 4th line center and on the PK.

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