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Clowe won’t rule out Game 2 return

Ryane Clowe

Ryane Clowe was wearing a no-contact jersey today at practice, but the big Rangers winger is keeping open the possibility of playing Saturday afternoon in Washington.

“I’m not gonna rule out tomorrow,” Clowe said, per ESPN New York. “Tough to watch this time of year. Playoffs -- it’s the time of year and the hockey I look forward to the most. So, it was hard to watch last night. But, I’ll discuss it with the trainers and the proper people today and let them know how it felt. So we’ll see.”

It’s believed Clowe may be dealing with a concussion, so if he does return tomorrow, expect plenty of scrutiny.

Clowe had three goals and five assists in 12 games after being traded from San Jose to New York prior to the deadline.

The 30-year-old is also a proven playoff performer -- something the Rangers could use after losing Game 1 to the Capitals.

Related: Torts happy with Rangers’ offense…except for the part where they didn’t score