Rangers coach Gallan: Panarin would have finished the match with the “Carolina” if it was the playoffs

MOSCOW, 27 April – New York Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant said forwards Artemi Panarin and Andrew Kopp, who were injured in an NHL regular-season game against the Carolina Hurricanes, would have returned to the ice had the play-off been in progress. off.
The Rangers lost 3-4 to the Carolinas on Tuesday. Panarin did not finish the match, as he received a lower body injury at the beginning of the second period, Kopp left the ice due to a lower body injury a little later.
“I think if next week started already, there was one of the playoffs, they would both be back on the ice. They should be fine, you just need to be careful. I don’t like this approach, but it’s better to be too careful now than not be able to count on them when the really important matches begin,” Gallan was quoted as saying by the official NHL website.
The Hurricanes were the winners of the Capital Division, while the Rangers finished second. The teams played the second match in New York in a month, in a meeting that took place on April 12, Carolina also won (4:2).
“It’s hard to just swallow – a couple of losses with a small difference in the matches against a team that is slightly ahead of us in the standings in the last couple of weeks. We are a competitive team, we wanted to win this game,” added Rangers forward Chris Kreider, walking in third place in the list of snipers of the season.



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