New York Rangers at full health: Strome and Chytil return
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
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 6-2||8PM ET||(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)|
|GM 2: Rangers 3-2||8PM ET||(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)|
|GM 3: Lightning 3-2||3PM ET||(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)|
|GM 4: Lightning 4-1||8PM ET||(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)|
|GM 5: Thursday, 6/9 @NYR||8PM ET||(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)|
|GM 6: Saturday, 6/11 @TB||8PM ET||(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)|
|GM 7: Tuesday, 6/14 @NYR*||8PM ET||(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)|
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