New York Rangers at full health: Strome and Chytil return

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The New York Rangers will have their full regular lineup for Game 5 at Madison Square Garden.

Announced during the 6 PM presser, Gerard Gallant said that both Ryan Strome and Filip Chytil will dress. Both players were considered game-time decisions coming into the contest.

UPDATE: Ryan Reaves is a scratch. Kevin Rooney stays in.

Ryan Strome and Filip Chytil in for Game 5

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Jun 3, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) skates across the blue line against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in game two of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Strome tried to play on Tuesday night but was unable to get through warmups. He was injured during the second period of the Rangers 3-2 loss on Sunday by Tampa forward Ondrej Palat, who delivered a crosscheck throwing him off balance and causing a lower-body injury. Strome missed the rest of that contest and Game 4.

Filip Chytil took a hit from Victor Hedman late in the second period and could not return in the eventual 4-1 loss to the Bolts on Tuesday.

Strome has 9 points in 17 playoff games to date, and Chytil was coming on strong with 6 points in his last 6 postseason contests.

Earlier today, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper ruled out Brayden Point for this game but it’s possible he can return this series. The 26 year-old center was injured in Game 7 of Tampa’s opening round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs and hasn’t played since.

New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning ECF

GM 1: Rangers 6-28PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 2: Rangers 3-28PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 3: Lightning 3-23PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 4: Lightning 4-18PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 5: Thursday, 6/9 @NYR8PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 6: Saturday, 6/11 @TB8PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 7: Tuesday, 6/14 @NYR*8PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
*If necessary

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