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LaFontaine Given The OK To Travel

Rangers center Pat LaFontaine, sidelined since March 16 because of a head injury, has been given the OK to travel to Chicago to see a specialist.

Rangers general manager Neil Smith announced Thursday that LaFontaine will travel to Chicago for a meeting with Dr. Jim Kelly of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

LaFontaine has missed the last four games after suffering a head injury against the Ottawa Senators. He had complained of headaches and was advised by doctors not to travel until he felt better.

LaFontaine, 33, is the Rangers' leading goal-scorer this season with 23 in his first year with the team. He missed most of last season for Buffalo after suffering the fifth concussion of his career.

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