We got a brief update on the statuses of Filip Chytil and Ryan Strome from Rangers coach Gerard Gallant. Strome missed Game 4, being a scratch, while Chytil left the game two-thirds of the way through after taking a hard hit in the corner. This was said update:
Now, in the playoffs, we rarely get anything definitive. But that he says game-time decisions rather than what he said about Sammy Blais (doubtful for the series) is better news than it could have been. I suppose we'll find out for Game 5 tonight back in New York.
We got an update on what was bothering Leon Draisaitl:
Considering his playoff performance, this was an amazing postseason from Dr. Drai. It's also good that he might only need a month or two off before being back at full strength, if all goes well.
A couple days ago in these Ramblings, I covered some pending restricted free agents, specifically Kevin Fiala, Andrew Mangiapane, Dominik Kubalik, and Denis Gurianov. As was pointed out, I made a pretty significant mistake in thinking Rick Bowness was still the Dallas coach. I updated the Ramblings in the morning with that edit, but he was let go while I was on vacation, and I check my phone as little as possible when I have a chance to vacation. Apologies to the rea