Ryan Lindgren game-time decision, and Evgeni Malkin calls Rangers ‘best team’

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The New York Rangers will likely play their 10th straight game without defenseman Ryan Lindgren, despite his participation at the morning skate.

“I would say still day-to-day… but there’s a chance,” Gerard Gallant updated. “Probably a better chance he’s not. [Playing back-to-back is] a factor that’s for sure.”

Lindgren, 25, has 17 points in 56 games this season and was injured on a questionable hit by the Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie on February 25.

In the team’s 6-3 loss to Capitals, Oshie hit from behind dangerously close to the boards. Lindgren came up favoring his left shoulder and headed straight for the locker room during the first period.

Evgeni Malkin impressed with Rangers

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When it comes to winning a championship, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin knows what it takes.

After battling the Rangers for 17 years, the three-time Cup winner is impressed with the Rangers roster after all their trade deadline acquisitions.

“It’s a danger team right now,” Malkin told The Post after the Penguins’ practice Friday at Chelsea Piers. “Every line is danger. They’re probably, like, best team in the league right now.”

“They’re focused on winning the [Stanley] Cup,” Malkin told The Post. “If they play hard, they have a chance to win for sure.”

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