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Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Scores in Game 2 victory
Kakko scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Kakko buried a feed from Adam Fox to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the first period. The goal was Kakko's first since Game 3 of New York's opening-round series against Pittsburgh. The 22-year-old winger now has five points in the postseason (two goals, three assists) after recording an assist in each of his previous two contests.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Slides assist Monday
Kakko notched an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 6-2 win over the Hurricanes in Game 7.
Kakko set up Filip Chytil's response goal in the third period. The helper snapped an eight-game point drought for Kakko, who has just three points (one goal, two assists) in 14 playoff contests. The 21-year-old winger is unlikely to see more than bottom-six usage given his lack of offense. He's added 22 shots on net and a minus-2 rating as part of the Rangers' "Kid Line" with Filip Chytil and Alexis Lafreniere.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Lights lamp in Game 3
Kakko scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Penguins in Game 3.
The Rangers' third line got them on the board at 5:08 of the first period, with Kakko burying a pass from Alexis Lafreniere. This was Kakko's first career playoff point. The 21-year-old winger has added six shots on net and a minus-2 rating. While his role is somewhat limited in the bottom six, the Finn should continue to see a little time on the second power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Two helpers against Caps
Kakko dished out two assists in Friday's 3-2 win over the Capitals.
Kakko had a hand in Filip Chytil's second-period tally and Dryden Hunt's third-period marker. Chytil's goal opened the scoring and Hunt's broke a 2-2 tie. Injuries limited Kakko to just 43 games in the regular season, and he totaled 18 points.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Playing versus Habs
Kakko (leg) will be back in action to face Montreal on Wednesday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Kakko could be in line for a bigger role versus the Canadiens due to the absences of Andrew Copp (lower body) and Artemi Panarin (upper body), including possibly linking up with the No. 2 power-play unit. Prior to his own four-game stint on the shelf, the 21-year-old Kakko has managed just two goals in his previous four outings, failing to even put a shot on net in three of those contests.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Out Tuesday
Kakko (leg) will not suit up Tuesday against the Hurricanes, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Kakko was considered a game-time call for Tuesday's game but will end up missing his fourth straight contest. He could return Wednesday against the Canadiens but he'll likely be considered a game-time decision for that game as well.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Officially game-time call
Kakko (leg) has been officially labeled a game-time decision versus Carolina on Tuesday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Despite Kakko's classification as a game-time call, the fact that he didn't participate in line rushes at practice would seem to indicate he'll be held out at least one more contest. Even once given the all-clear, the 21-year-old winger will likely be held to a third-line role, which could prevent him from getting back over the 20-point threshold after missing that mark last year.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Officially labeled week-to-week
Kakko (leg) is considered week-to-week, the team announced Monday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Kakko was just four games back from a long-term wrist injury and is now facing another stint on the sidelines. At a minimum, the 21-year-old winger should be expected to miss the next three contests, though it could certainly be longer. With Kakko on the shelf, either Dryden Hunt or Alexis Lafreniere figures to step into a third-line role.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Exits with leg injury
Kakko was forced to leave Saturday's matchup against the Red Wings due to a right leg injury, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Kakko is just three days back from a long-term wrist problem and is now in danger of missing additional time heading into the postseason. If the 21-year-old winger is sidelined, the top contenders to take his spot in the lineup would be Julien Gauthier and Jonny Brodzinski.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Lights lamp twice Wednesday
Kakko scored two goals including the game-winner in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Flyers.
The young winger only recently returned from a wrist injury that cost him two and a half months of action, but Kakko looked to be 100 percent as he notched the first two goals of the night. The 21-year-old has yet to show much growth despite being the second overall pick in the 2019 Draft, scoring seven goals and 16 points over 40 games so far in his third NHL season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Activated from IR, playing Saturday
Kakko (wrist) has been activated from injured reserve and will play Saturday against visiting Ottawa, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
The 21-year-old missed the previous 31 games with the injury, but he's finally able to return. Kakko will likely skate on the third line with Alexis Lafreniere and Barclay Goodrow and look to build on his 14 points in 37 games this season as the Rangers look to clinch a playoff berth against the Senators.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Back on ice
Kakko (wrist) is currently skating on his own and could return in early April, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Kakko has been out for the last 23 games while recovering from wrist surgery. The 21-year-old is averaging 16 minutes of ice time with 14 points through 37 games this season. Once he's ready to return, Kakko should jump back into a middle-six role.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Gets surgery on wrist
GM Chris Drury said Kakko (upper body) is recovering from wrist surgery and won't be back before April, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Kakko has already missed two months due to this injury, but details about the nature of the injury were previously sparse. If the second-overall selection from the 2019 Draft finally gets back on the ice in April, Kakko should have enough time to shake off the rust before the playoffs, though he may not be guaranteed a top-six role after the Rangers beefed up their forward depth at the trade deadline.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Still weeks from returning
Kakko (upper body) is not expected back until closer to the NHL's March 21 trade deadline, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Based on the Rangers schedule, fantasy players could tentatively pencil Kakko in for a return during the team's back-to-back March 19 and 20 versus the Lightning and Hurricanes, respectively, though no firm date has been set by the club. Given the winger's extended layoff, he's already missed 13 contests due to his upper-body issue, the Finn is unlikely to jump right back into a top-six role. The fact that he was stuck in a 12-game goal drought prior to getting hurt certainly won't improve his chances of taking on a bigger role once cleared to play either.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Out another month, at least
Kakko (upper body) will miss at least another month of action, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Kakko has already missed six games and counting with the injury, and this news means he'll miss at least a dozen more. With just 14 points in 37 games, the 20-year-old still isn't coming close to fulfilling his lofty draft stock (No. 2 overall in 2019), but the Rangers would surely like to have him back as soon as possible as they continue to jockey for playoff positioning down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Considered week-to-week
Kakko (upper body) was designated as week-to-week Monday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports. Per Arthur Staple of The Athletic, Kakko has been designated for injured reserve.
Kakko has averaged 16:00 of ice time -- 1:14 during the power play -- and logged 14 points over 37 appearances this season. The 20-year-old missed Saturday's game against Arizona. The Rangers have four games scheduled through the end of January beginning with Los Angeles on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Unavailable Saturday
Kakko (upper body) won't play Saturday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Kakko will miss a game after playing Friday in a 6-3 loss to the Hurricanes. Julien Gauthier will enter the lineup in place of Kakko.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Helpers in back-to-back games
Kakko notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
Kakko set up linemate Mika Zibanejad on the game-tying goal at 14:00 of the second period. The 20-year-old Kakko has picked up assists in each of the last two games and five points in his last eight outings. The Finn is up to 13 points, 54 shots on net and a plus-6 rating through 32 contests, and he'll have some fantasy appeal as a scoring-only winger while playing on the Rangers' top line.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Grabs apple in loss
Kakko posted an assist in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights.
Kakko's goal drought is at six games, and he's added just two helpers in that span. The 20-year-old winger flies significantly farther under the radar than linemates Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad, who also got on the scoresheet Thursday. Kakko has 12 points, 52 shots on net and a plus-6 rating in 31 appearances overall.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kaapo Kakko: Nets pair in comeback win
Kakko scored a pair of goals, including on the power play, in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes.
Kakko tied the game in the second period and scored the go-ahead goal with the man advantage in the third. The 20-year-old winger snapped a seven-game point drought with the two-goal burst. He's up to five goals, 10 points, 42 shots on net and a plus-5 rating through 25 contests this season. Outside of Wednesday and a hot streak in the latter half of November, the Finn hasn't done much on offense, so finding consistency will be important for Kakko going forward.... See More ... See Less
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