New York Rangers place Kaapo Kakko on IR; recall Morgan Barron

Latest NYR news on Kakko.

By Forever Blueshirts
kaapo kakko off ir
Mar 10, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko (24). Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers announced that they have place right wing Kaapo Kakko on IR. He will be out at least 7 days. Additionally, the team has recalled center Morgan Barron from the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Ryan Strome also remains out due to COVID protocols.

Kakko place on IR; Barron recalled

morgan barron
Oct 2, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Tyler Wall (80) celebrates with center Morgan Barron (47) after defeating Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

During the first period of the Rangers 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens, Kakko got involved with defenseman Alexander Romanov and went down pretty hard. The 20 year-old came back in the same shift to take a run at Romanov. This is where the injury is believed to have occurred.

Barron, 22, picked up no points in 4 preseason games. He still has plenty of promise and will get a chance on either the third of fourth line to prove it. So far in two games for the Wolf Pack, Barron has two goals.

Massive NHL Rumors update

Get the latest NHL rumors here.