Report: Ryan Reaves placed on IR will miss at least 7 days

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 28: Ryan Reaves #75 of the New York Rangers skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden on September 28, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Rangers have placed forward Ryan Reaves on IR today with a lower body injury. That transaction indicates he will be unavailable for the next 7 days, similar to the situation with Kaapo Kakko.

Reaves, 34, was injured on Monday night in the Rangers 5-1 loss to the Calgary Flames. He’s unlikely to make the upcoming road trip.

Rangers place Reaves on IR

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Oct 14, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Dallas Stars goaltender Braden Holtby (70) makes a save in front of New York Rangers right wing Ryan Reaves (75) and defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers basically played with 11 forwards almost the whole game in their loss to the Flames. Reaves appeared to re-injure the same left leg that he sprained in preseason against the Devils. He went to the locker room early in the first period but returned solely because he wanted to sit on the bench and cheer his team on.

“He just wanted to sit on the bench and be part of the group,” Gallant said. “Most of the time you stay in the locker room but he just wanted to be on that bench supporting the guys. You don’t have to do that but Reavo is a new teammate and he wanted to be there to support them. He was disappointed he couldn’t play.”

The Rangers extended the 6-2, 225 lbs enforcer soon after his acquisition with an additional year at $1.75 million. He’s a player the organization has been interested in for years and his loss will be felt in the locker room.

Morgan Barron is likely to be recalled.

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