A Carolina Hurricanes fan cheers during the third period in...

A Carolina Hurricanes fan cheers during the third period in Game 7 of the first rround of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Bruins at PNC Arena on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. Credit: Getty Images/Jared C. Tilton

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Rangers were mostly nonplussed to hear the news that the Carolina Hurricanes have instituted a purchase policy that is designed to limit the number of Rangers fans in their building on Wednesday night for the second round of the playoffs.

Visitors on the Hurricanes' website attempting to buy tickets are met with a disclaimer before the final step that stipulates that sales will be restricted to residents of North Carolina, South Carolina and Southern Virginia with residency being based on credit card billing address.

“There’s going to be Rangers fans everywhere,” defenseman K’Andre Miller said. “We’ve seen it all year. This organization does an unbelievable job of just promoting players and having our backs at all times.

“And if they are not there, we are still going to hear them. They are still going to be in our thoughts and we’re going to try to still do good for them.”

Of course, the Hurricanes can’t do anything about the secondary market and seats in Carolina are a relative deal compared with those at Madison Square Garden. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were still $100 tickets available for Wednesday’s Game 1 on StubHub. The least expensive ticket available for Sunday’s Game 3 at Madison Square Garden was $295.

Notes & quotes: Ryan Lindgren was given a maintenance day Tuesday and did not practice. Rangers coach Gerard Gallant expects him to be in the lineup Wednesday. Lindgren was sidelined for Games 2-4 of the Rangers first-round series against Pittsburgh with an undisclosed lower-body injury. Gallant said he has seen no drop-off or limitation in Lindgren’s game since his return. “The way he’s battled and competed, he was outstanding,” Gallant said, adding that Lindgren has also had a positive impact on his defense partner Adam Fox. Said Gallant: “It’s been huge. They played together for a long time. Lindgren, the way he battles and competes, they read off each other really well.”

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