Kaapo Kakko expected to come off COVID list

Should a Goodrow/Kakko swap be considered?

Per Larry Brooks, Kaapo Kakko is expected to come off the COVID list today. It does not mean he will return tonight, but it does mean he can begin preparing for a return. The Rangers could certainly use him back soon, as the scoring has certainly dried up.

Kakko has been a bright spot for the Rangers this year, and made significant improvements from last year. Given Mika Zibanejad’s struggles, the Rangers need all the support they can get right now.

While Kakko won’t be back tonight, I think it’s fair to think he will be back by Thursday.