PITTSBURGH — When the Rangers were facing elimination for the first time in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Penguins, in Game 5 on Wednesday, Filip Chytil spoke with a tone he never displayed in his five NHL seasons. The Czech winger was stern and purposeful with his words, albeit in English, which is his second language. He was both critical and motivational when speaking on what the Rangers need to do to keep their season alive. As a player who is not usually chosen to represent the club under such circumstances, Chytil handled the stage with poise and...
Chytil scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Penguins. Chytil scored the eventual game-winner on a third-period power play, picking up a loose puck and firing a wrist shot past Louis Domingue. The goal was the 22-year-old center's first in the postseason after recording eight goals and 14 assists in 67 regular-season contests.
Chytil posted an assist in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Penguins in Game 3. Chytil picked up his first point in three playoffs this year when he helped out on a Kaapo Kakko tally in the first period. The 22-year-old Chytil has 22 points in 67 regular-season outings -- he's had 22 or 23 points in each of the last four years, failing to take a step up on offense. He's locked in as the third-line center, though Barclay Goodrow (lower body) could challenge that if he's able to return later in the postseason.
Not one, not two, but three of the Rangers’ players who missed Saturday’s game due to injury were back on the ice at Mondisay’s practice. That would be Andrew Copp, Filip Chytil and Kaapo Kakko, and though the team never sounded particularly concerned with their playoff availability, the sight of all three as full participants headed into Tuesday’s game is a good one nonetheless. It’s not yet known whether they’ll play against the Hurricanes — Gerard Gallant called the trio “game-time decisions” — but the games that really matter aren’t for another week. Being completely ready for the first round is the...
Chytil (undisclosed) is in Tuesday's lineup against Carolina, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. Chytil was absent from Saturday's loss to Boston but he'll return after missing just one game. The 22-year-old has seven goals and 21 points through 64 games this season.
Chytil (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision versus Carolina on Tuesday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports. Chytil was back on the second power play at Monday's practice session, so all signs point to him suiting up against the Hurricanes even if he is officially a game-time call. With the center back in the lineup, he will look to get over the 23-point threshold for the first time in his four-year NHL career.
Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant told reporters that the injuries Andrew Copp and Filip Chytil suffered on Thursday are not believed to be serious.
Injuries are going to happen at this time of an NHL season no matter what, especially considering this is the first 82-game slate in two years. Players haven’t endured the grind of a full season since 2018-19, and some never have before. Traveling throughout the season also takes its toll, which wasn’t an issue last year with the division realignments that minimized travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Rangers have had to deal with this adjustment just as every other NHL team.
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Chytil is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury and won't play Saturday versus Boston, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports. Although he won't play against the Bruins, it wouldn't be surprising to see Chytil return to action Tuesday against the Hurricanes. The 22-year-old forward has tallied 21 points through 64 games this campaign.
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Chytil (upper body) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Flyers, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports. Chytil will likely slot into a bottom-six role for Wednesday's contest. The 22-year-old forward has tallied 19 points through 60 games this campaign.
Chytil (upper body) isn't expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Carolina, NHL.com reports. Chytil returned to practice Monday, but he's nonetheless expected to miss a second straight contest Tuesday. The 22-year-old forward is considered day-to-day with his upper-body issue, so he'll presumably be ready to return sooner rather than later. Chytil's collected 19 points through 60 games this season.
Chytil (upper body) won't play Saturday versus the Senators, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports. Chytil was deemed day-to-day Friday, and it appears he'll miss at least one game with the injury. The Rangers are getting Kaapo Kakko (wrist) and Kevin Rooney (upper body) back from injury, so Chytil's absence shouldn't make much of an impact. His next chance to play will be Tuesday versus the Hurricanes.
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