Ryan Lindgren ready to go for Rangers against Avs; two recalled from Wolf Pack

NHL: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers
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The New York Rangers were back at practice less than a day after the NHL All-Star Game, which saw Team Matthews beat Team McDavid for the $1 million prize. Vincent Trocheck and Igor Shesterkin got the better of their coach Peter Laviolette, which made for an interesting trip home on Saturday.

“We’re flying back together,” Trocheck laughed. “There’ll be chirping on the plane.”

All fun and games aside, the Blueshirts got some good injury news with defenseman Ryan Lindgren ready to go against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday.

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Rangers’ Ryan Lindgren back at practice

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at New York Rangers
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Lindgren, 25, suffered an upper-body injury in the first period of a 5-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights before the break. He missed the next game, a 7-2 thrashing of the Ottawa Senators, but thanks to the long layoff was skating with usual partner Adam Fox at the MSG Training Center on Sunday. For the season, Lindgren has recorded two goals and five assists in 47 games.

According to Vince Mercogliano, the lines and pairings were as follows:

Chris Kreider – Mika Zibanejad – Blake Wheeler
Artemi Panarin – Vincent Trocheck – Alexis Lafreniere
Will Cuylle – Jonny Brodzinski – Kaapo Kakko
Jimmy Vesey – Barclay Goodrow – Tyler Pitlick
Ryan Lindgren – Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller – Braden Schneider
Zac Jones – Erik Gustafsson

With Jacob Trouba stilthe final game of his two-game suspension for elbowing Vegas’ Pavel Dorofeyev, Zac Jones will remain in the lineup.

“Gustafsson and Jones were really good in Ottawa,” Laviolette said. “They were outstanding. I think [Jones] has done an unbelievable job of handling his role (as the seventh defenseman).”

Jones, 23, had a big game against the Senators with a goal and an assist. The third-round pick has five points in 16 games this season.

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