Jacob Trouba in a New York Rangers jersey. He will be out of the lineup for 2-3 weeks due to inury.
Rangers captain Jacob Trouba sidelined 2-3 weeks with lower-body injury. Get the latest on his recovery timeline and how it impacts New York.

The New York Rangers are facing a tough setback with captain Jacob Trouba expected to miss 2-3 weeks due to a lower-body injury. After undergoing further evaluations, Rangers general manager Chris Drury has confirmed the timeline for Trouba’s absence.

The injury occurred during the Rangers’ recent loss to the Florida Panthers. Trouba went down in the third period after a collision with Panthers forward Jonah Gadjovich.

Rangers Defense Takes a Hit with Trouba Injury

Trouba’s consistent presence on the blue line has been key for the Rangers this season. He’s recorded 22 points (three goals and 19 assists) and averages over 21 minutes of ice time per game.

This injury leaves a significant gap in the Rangers’ defense as they fight to secure the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. They currently hold a narrow lead over the Carolina Hurricanes.

How Will the Rangers Cope With Trouba’s Absence?

The Rangers will need to find a way to fill the substantial void left by their captain. Expect some lineup adjustments on defense. The most likely scenario is an increased role for players like Zac Jones or Braden Schneider during Trouba’s recovery.

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