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Ryan Lindgren continues inspiring play despite Rangers’ Game 5 loss

At some point in the future, who knows when, it stands to reason that Ryan Lindgren will run down exactly what he’s been through over these last five weeks.  Until then, we are left to wonder exactly how many body parts are ailing him and exactly what sprains, bruises, bumps and breaks he’s dealing with. It’s become easy to forget, what with Lindgren playing over 20 minutes a night and putting in efforts like he did on Thursday night in a 3-1 loss for the Rangers in Game 5 of the conference final.  With the Rangers playing good hockey but struggling to...
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Rangers' Ryan Lindgren: Pots lone goal in loss

Lindgren scored a goal on three shots, levied two hits and blocked two shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 5. The Lightning failed to get a puck clear, and Lindgren struck from distance over Andrei Vasilevskiy's shoulder. Unfortunately for the Rangers, that was the only goal they could muster in the contest. Lindgren is up to two goals, three assists, 24 shots, 28 hits, 37 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating through 16 postseason games. His tally Thursday snapped a seven-game point drought.

Rangers’ Ryan Lindgren is face of Black-and-Blueshirt mantra

TAMPA, Fla. — There can be a fair amount of silk to the Rangers’ game and a fair amount of glitz surrounding Broadway’s hockey team. But the group that is two games away from the Stanley Cup Final is also filled with iron and fiber. And there is no one who better personifies those qualities than the Blackest-and-Bluest-shirt of them all. That, of course, is the indestructible Ryan Lindgren, who would keep popping up in Whac-A-Mole no matter how hard and often he would be conked by the mallet. “He’s a warrior for sure,” Tyler Motte said of Lindgren on Saturday, while...
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Ryan Lindgren an Unsung Hero for Rangers

Being paired with reigning Norris Trophy winner Adam Fox takes most of the spotlight away from defenseman Ryan Lindgren of the New York Rangers. It’s understandable, as Fox puts up high point totals and is the Rangers’ biggest driver of offense from the back end. But while the...

Ryan Lindgren provides spark with two assists after Rangers had his back

The Rangers rushed to Ryan Lindgren’s defense after what they saw as a cheap shot taken by Max Domi at their defenseman at the end of Game 3, both verbally and on the ice. On Tuesday night, Lindgren repaid his teammates in kind, helping provide a spark in the Blueshirts’ 4-1 victory over Carolina that knotted their second-round series at two. Lindgren himself did not score in the win, but he did narrowly miss two goals — getting credit for primary assists on both. First, his wrist shot from the top of the left circle at 15:42 of the first period caught Adam...
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Rangers' Ryan Lindgren: Picks up two helpers

Lindgren recorded a pair of assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes in Game 4. Lindgren set up Adam Fox for a deflection in the first period before Mika Zibanejad cleaned up a rebound on his shot in the second. The 24-year-old defenseman now has a goal and three assists in the playoffs to go along with 12 hits and 20 blocked shots. While known more for his physical and defensive presence, Lindgren can chip in some occasional offense alongside Adam Fox on the blue line.

Rangers’ ‘warrior’ Ryan Lindgren continuing to battle through injuries

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren is battling the same lower-body injury that sidelined him for three games in the first round of the playoffs, and it’s not going away.  It’s something head coach Gerard Gallant and the rest of the Rangers training staff will have to monitor for the remainder of their postseason.  “That’s what it is,” Gallant said. “That’ll be right until the end of the playoffs.”  While playing through the nagging injury, Lindgren also took a puck to the face in the Rangers’ 2-0 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 2 Friday night at PNC Arena and had to...

Rangers’ Ryan Lindgren has major impact in return from injury

The Rangers finally got the second half of their top defensive pair back.  Ryan Lindgren returned for their 5-3 elimination-avoiding win over the Penguins on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, after the 24-year-old defenseman had missed the previous three games with an undisclosed lower-body injury. He lined up in his usual spot next to Adam Fox and was in the middle of every physical play he could be, also as usual.  “He’s a character guy, he plays hard,” head coach Gerard Gallant said of Lindgren, who capped the scoring with an empty-net goal. “He plays all the time, and I don’t...
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Rangers' Ryan Lindgren: Gathers helper in win

Lindgren posted an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 5-3 win over the Penguins. Lindgren helped out on the second of Mika Zibanejad's tallies in the contest. While he's been limited to only three appearances in this first-round series, Lindgren has two points, eight blocked shots, five hits and nine shots on net in a top-four role. Though his defense is better than his offense, he'll remain a key part of the Rangers' structure heading into Sunday's Game 7.