Alexis Lafreniere scratched by Rangers for Lightning game after ugly loss

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Alexis Lafreniere volition walk the nighttime successful the property box.

The Rangers are scratching the 2020 No. 1 wide prime for Thursday’s crippled against the Lightning, The Post’s Larry Brooks reports from Tampa. It’s the archetypal clip helium has been scratched this season.

Lafreniere, 21, rotated connected the 4th enactment during Wednesday’s practice aft an disfigured 4-0 location nonaccomplishment to the Capitals connected Tuesday.

“I privation him to beryllium better,” Rangers manager Gerard Gallant said aft Wednesday’s practice. “Laffy has gotten immoderate chances to play with bully radical and he’s played good astatine times, but it’s inconsistent. And again, determination was a clump of them [Tuesday] night.”

Rangers guardant  Alexis Lafreniere (13) during a nonaccomplishment   to the Capitals connected  Dec. 27, 2022.Rangers guardant Alexis Lafreniere (13) during a nonaccomplishment to the Capitals connected Dec. 27, 2022.Getty Images

20-93-24; 10-16-21; 74-72-12; 91-76-26. Holdover from yesterday's practice.

— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) December 29, 2022

Gallant aboriginal added, “Sometimes it’s a wake-up telephone for the kids.”

Lafreniere has 5 goals and 12 assists successful 36 games.