Rangers Ryan Strome injured in Game 3 versus Lightning

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New York Rangers center Ryan Strome was injured during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final after Ondrej Palat delivered a crosscheck to his back.

Strome immediately winced in pain and appeared to have some difficulty skating back to the bench. He eventually returned for a shift and appeared okay, but once he got back he looked directly at the medical staff and shook his head in motion indicating it was no good.

Andrew Copp has shifted to center the second line with Barclay Goodrow moving to the wing.

The Blueshirts hold a 2-1 lead after two periods.

Strome, 28, scored 54 points (21 G – 33 A) in 74 games in the regular-season. He’s added 9 points (2 G – 7 A) in 17 postseason contests.

Update: Ryan Strome did not not for the third period.

“We’ll know more tomorrow,” Gallant updated. “Hopefully he’s fine for the next one.”

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