Rangers provide injury update on Barclay Goodrow, who is not ruled out for Hurricanes series

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Barclay Goodrow Rangers closeup white jersey 2021
Barclay Goodrow Rangers closeup white jersey 2021

Rangers forward Barclay Goodrow, who has been week-to-week with a lower-body injury, will not be available for the first few games of New York's second round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, head coach Gerard Gallant told reporters on Monday.

However, Gallant did not rule out a possible Goodrow return later in the series against Carolina.

The series begins on Wednesday.

It is not clear when the injury to Goodrow (reportedly a broken left ankle) happened, but he did not miss any time during the Rangers' Game 1 triple overtime loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He did not play Game 2, and missed the remainder of the first-round series.

Goodrow had a strong regular season for the Rangers during his first season in New York, with 13 goals and 20 assists.

If the Rangers get Goodrow back at any point against the Canes, they will be getting a seasoned playoff performer -- Goodrow was a key cog for the Tampa Bay Lightning last season as they won their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

A Goodrow return would also further bolster a Rangers lineup that was recently buoyed by the return of Tyler Motte (who had not played since April 7).