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Ryan Lindgren Will Not Be Suspended for Hit on Joonas Donskoi

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Ryan Lindgren had a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, and it was determined that he will not be suspended for his hit on Joonas Donskoi.

The league commented that Lindgren’s approach, actual hit and follow through was done so in a way that the contact made did not violate Rule 48.1.

The Rangers play tomorrow at home vs. New Jersey, and because the team didn’t practice on Wednesday there’s been no update on Lindgren’s availability. Brendan Smith shifted back to defense to end the game, and if Lindgren were to sit out, someone such as Micheal Haley could skate on the fourth line.

Late addition, but even though the ruling was made before the Hartford Wolf Pack played, Yegor Rykov was held out of the lineup.