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Kaapo Kakko replaces injured Jimmy Vesey in the Rangers lineup.
SUNRISE, Florida — Kaapo Kakko returned to the New York Rangers’ lineup for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Florida Panthers on Sunday, replacing the injured winger Jimmy Vesey.

It was Kakko’s second appearance in the series. Vesey is listed as week-to-week after being injured in a collision with Florida’s Ryan Lomberg in Game 2 of the series Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
Kakko was a healthy scratch for Game Two. He recorded 13 goals and six assists during the regular season, as well as one goal and one assist in his first 11 postseason outings, as of Sunday.

The Panthers made no lineup changes for Game 3.

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