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Returning Kaapo Kakko happy to get Rangers tune-up before playoffs

Kaapo Kakko let out a deep sigh. In thinking about how he felt when he had to leave in the first period of the Rangers’ shutout win over the Red Wings on April 16, just over a week after he finally got back in the lineup after missing 31 straight games with a different injury, Kakko couldn’t mask his frustration. His initial reaction, which Kakko described before the Rangers faced the Canadiens in their second-to-last game of the regular season Wednesday night at the Garden, was as you could expect. “I was like, ‘Again, I need to watch the games,’ ” said Kakko,...
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Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Two helpers against Caps

Kakko dished out two assists in Friday's 3-2 win over the Capitals. Kakko had a hand in Filip Chytil's second-period tally and Dryden Hunt's third-period marker. Chytil's goal opened the scoring and Hunt's broke a 2-2 tie. Injuries limited Kakko to just 43 games in the regular season, and he totaled 18 points.
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Andrew Copp, Filip Chytil, Kaapo Kakko named ‘game-time decisions’ for Rangers-Hurricanes

Not one, not two, but three of the Rangers’ players who missed Saturday’s game due to injury were back on the ice at Mondisay’s practice. That would be Andrew Copp, Filip Chytil and Kaapo Kakko, and though the team never sounded particularly concerned with their playoff availability, the sight of all three as full participants headed into Tuesday’s game is a good one nonetheless. It’s not yet known whether they’ll play against the Hurricanes — Gerard Gallant called the trio “game-time decisions” — but the games that really matter aren’t for another week. Being completely ready for the first round is the...
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Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Out Tuesday

Kakko (leg) will not suit up Tuesday against the Hurricanes, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. Kakko was considered a game-time call for Tuesday's game but will end up missing his fourth straight contest. He could return Wednesday against the Canadiens but he'll likely be considered a game-time decision for that game as well.
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Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Playing versus Habs

Kakko (leg) will be back in action to face Montreal on Wednesday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. Kakko could be in line for a bigger role versus the Canadiens due to the absences of Andrew Copp (lower body) and Artemi Panarin (upper body), including possibly linking up with the No. 2 power-play unit. Prior to his own four-game stint on the shelf, the 21-year-old Kakko has managed just two goals in his previous four outings, failing to even put a shot on net in three of those contests.
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Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Officially game-time call

Kakko (leg) has been officially labeled a game-time decision versus Carolina on Tuesday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports. Despite Kakko's classification as a game-time call, the fact that he didn't participate in line rushes at practice would seem to indicate he'll be held out at least one more contest. Even once given the all-clear, the 21-year-old winger will likely be held to a third-line role, which could prevent him from getting back over the 20-point threshold after missing that mark last year.
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Rangers expect Kaapo Kakko back for playoffs

Some good news on the injury front, as the Rangers expect Kaapo Kakko back for the playoffs. Kakko’s leg injury isn’t as bad as it looked, which is a great bit of luck. He likely won’t play for the rest of the season, which is two weeks and six games. Barclay Goodrow will be back on the third line, with Ryan Reaves slotting into the fourth line.
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Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Officially labeled week-to-week

Kakko (leg) is considered week-to-week, the team announced Monday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. Kakko was just four games back from a long-term wrist injury and is now facing another stint on the sidelines. At a minimum, the 21-year-old winger should be expected to miss the next three contests, though it could certainly be longer. With Kakko on the shelf, either Dryden Hunt or Alexis Lafreniere figures to step into a third-line role.
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Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Exits with leg injury

Kakko was forced to leave Saturday's matchup against the Red Wings due to a right leg injury, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports. Kakko is just three days back from a long-term wrist problem and is now in danger of missing additional time heading into the postseason. If the 21-year-old winger is sidelined, the top contenders to take his spot in the lineup would be Julien Gauthier and Jonny Brodzinski.
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Kaapo Kakko, Alexander Georgiev lead Rangers to shutout of Flyers

Kaapo Kakko scored a pair of goals and Alexandar Georgiev made 28 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. Artemi Panarin and Andrew Copp also scored for New York, which has won four of five. Barclay Goodrow and Jacob Trouba each had two assists.
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