Rangers’ Jacob Trouba leaves game vs. Lightning with upper-body injury

New York Rangers centre Filip Chytil (72), is congratulated by defenceman Jacob Trouba (8) after scoring against the Nashville Predators. (Mark Zaleski/AP)

New York Rangers defenceman Jacob Trouba will not return to tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning due to an upper-body injury, the team announced.

The cause and specific nature of the injury is not immediately clear, and no further updates on the severity of the issue are available at this time.

The Rangers trailed the Lightning 8-1 heading into the third period of tonight’s game, raising the possibility that sitting Trouba for the remainder of the game was precautionary.

In 16 games for the Rangers this season, Trouba has one goal and six assists.

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