Rangers Roundup: Ryan Lindgren returns, Fanatics new NHL outfitter, and more

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After an 11 game absence, defenseman Ryan Lindgren will be making his return to the New York Rangers lineup.

The 25 year-old has 17 points in 56 games this season, and has been out with a shoulder injury since February 25. In that contest against the Washington Capitals, T.J. Oshie delivered a dangerous hit from behind that left him unable to play.

“Unless they tell me something different, he’s ready to go,” Gerard Gallant said after today’s morning skate. “It’s great. The team played well in his absence and that was good for our group. He’s a big part of our group and we’re happy to have him back.”

Ryan Lindgren back

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Lindgren admitted that he wasn’t sure why the injury took longer to heal than expected. Despite daily progress, he wasn’t really where he felt it needed to be until the last few days.

“Ready to go tonight,” Lindgren told the media. “I’m feeling 100%… It definitely took longer than I was hoping for, but you just want to make sure when you get back out there you can play the way you want to play and not hold back at all.”

The Rangers and Adam Fox will be happy to have him back as they take on the division leading Carolina Hurricanes in a home-and-home series beginning tonight at the Garden.

“I just want the team to keep playing well,” Gallant noted. “At the end of the day you’re going to play a real good team. As long as we end up in the playoffs that’s the first goal. Just keep playing well and get points.”

Igor Shesterkin has been confirmed as the starter for tonight.

Fanatics new NHL outfitter

On Tuesday, the National Hockey League announced a 10-year partnership with Fanatics as their new official on-ice outfitter. They will be replacing Adidas starting in the 2024-25 season.

“This expansion of our partnership with Fanatics is a reflection of our shared commitment to innovation, performance and serving our players and fans,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “… Our players and fans should look forward to what Fanatics will bring to the best uniforms in all of sports.”


Fanatics has been working with the NHL for many years including licensed memorabilia, fan apparel, replica jerseys, and much more.

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