Filip Chytil

Chytil scratched against the Blues

6:51PM: On MSG, Quinn said that it was an easy decision to sit Chytil and that “part of development isn’t just throwing people out there and letting them play, part of it is learning accountability and that certain things are not negotiable and he and I have talked about that and he has let a few things slip in his game that just can’t happen and sometimes it’s good to sit out and observe from up top and he will do that tonight.”

He added, “He’s a young player that is learning the things he has to do that he has never had to do before and it’s a long season for a 19-year old. He’s handled it well, he understands what we are looking for, there is a lot of clarity in what we are looking for. He will be better for it.”

6:37PM: The Rangers confirmed that Filip Chytil will be a healthy scratch for tonight’s game against the Blues. (NYR)


David Quinn said on Sunday that Chytil has had a couple of tough games lately and there has been a “dip” in his play. (NY Post)

He added that, overall, Chytil has had a “great year, done a lot of good things.” (NY Post)

Before the game, Quinn said that part of development is learning to be accountable and that there are certain areas of his game that have slipped lately. (Stephenson)

He said that the two have talked about what is needed and that Chytil will be “better” for this. (Stephenson)

Henrik Lundqvist said of Chytil in November, “we all knew right away that he is extremely skilled, we saw it day 1. It’s understanding when to use that skill, but we are starting to see what he can do at crucial times of the game. Players like that can be the difference maker a lot of nights.” (NYR)