The NY Rangers lineup tonight appears to be the same as the last few games, with no changes up front. The Rangers have looked pretty good and are getting points, which is more than enough reason to keep these lines together. Naturally, despite Vince’s tweet below, Lindgren is likely out.
Gallant didn’t want to rule Lindgren out for tonight, but said there’s “probably a better chance he’s not” playing. #NYR
— Vince Z. Mercogliano (@vzmercogliano) March 18, 2023
Assuming Lindgren is out, he will be missing his 10th straight game. It looks like he suffered a setback from his shoulder injury, and again perhaps shutting him down for the season and letting him get healthy was the better move. Too late now.
They are finding ways to win without Lindgren, which is good. Given the likely setback, it’s more important Lindgren get healthy for the playoffs than to rush him back.