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Rangers forward Ryan Strome expected to play in Game 4

Jun 5, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Rangers center Ryan Strome (16) prior to game three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers forward Ryan Strome “should be good to go” for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, coach Gerard Gallant told reporters Monday.

Strome did not skate with the team Monday after exiting with a lower-body injury in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the host Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3.

The Rangers have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series that continues Tuesday night in Tampa, Fla.

Strome was cross-checked in the lower back by Lightning forward Ondrej Palat early in the second period Sunday. He later returned to the game for one shift, but ultimately headed to the locker room for treatment and finished with two shots on goal in 7:22 of ice time.

Strome, 28, has two goals and seven assists in 17 games this postseason but has yet to score in this series against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions.

Strome registered 54 points (21 goals, 33 assists) in 74 games during the regular season.

–Field Level Media