The Rangers have announced that Filip Chytil and Ryan Lindgren have been called up from Hartford.
From the Rangers release:
- Chytil, 20, has skated in nine games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering three goals and six assists for nine points, along with a plus-nine rating and two penalty minutes.
- Lindgren, 21, has skated in nine games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering one goal and one assist for two points, along with a plus-eight rating and six penalty minutes.
Speaking about Chytil on Monday, David Quinn said “one of the things we like that Fil has done is that he has gone down there and been productive offensively but he has also done the things he has to do to have success at this level.”
The Rangers had two roster spots available so they did not need to send anyone down to make these moves.
Adam Rotter: Filip Chytil, if he’s here for good, will likely play in the middle and probably force Lias Andersson either to the wing or to Hartford. For tomorrow, if Mika Zibanejad is out, he’ll slot in next to Chris Kreider and either Jesper Fast or Kaapo Kakko and the Rangers will take things from there.
Where Ryan Lindgren slots in, unless there is an injury, is not as easy to see. On the left side the Rangers have Marc Staal, Brady Skjei and Libor Hajek. Hajek is the easy to bench for a game or two but I think he is making good strides. Both Skjei and Staal have had struggles with Staal’s lack of foot speed becoming a bigger issue and Skjei continuing to show flashes but following them with long stretches of inconsistency. Lindgren brings everything that David Quinn wants in terms of physicality and battle level so he would be a welcome addition, but for which player remains to be seen.