Filip Chytil

Filip Chytil signs four-year extension

The Rangers have signed Filip Chytil to a four-year extension worth $4.4375 million per season. (NYR, Friedman)

The deal does not include any trade protection and Chytil will be a UFA when the contract expires. (CapFriendly)

From the Rangers:

  • Chytil, 23, has recorded a career-high in goals (22), assists (20) and points (42) this season while skating in 66 games for the Blueshirts.
  • Among NHL centers 23 years or younger, he ranks tied for fifth in goals. He is the seventh Rangers player in the past 20 years to record a 20-goal season at age 23 or younger, joining Pavel Buchnevich (21 in 2018-19), J.T. Miller (22 in 2015-16), Chris Kreider (21 in 2014-15), Derek Stepan (21 in 2010-11), Brandon Dubinsky (20 in 2009-10) and Petr Prucha (30 in 2005-06).
  • Among all NHL players who average 15 minutes or less of ice time this season, he ranks tied first in points and second in goals. On the Rangers, he ranks fourth in goals.

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Filip Chytil has been added to the Covid list

The NHL has announced that Filip Chytil has been added to the NHL’s Covid list.

From the NHL’s list, “Continuing for the balance of the 2020-21 season, the NHL is sharing the names of Players who are “unavailable” to the Club (to practice, travel or play in games) due to COVID protocols. Such “COVID Protocol Related Absences” can be the result of a number of factors including, among others: (1) an initial positive test which remains unconfirmed until confirmatory testing is completed pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (2) mandated isolation for symptomatic individuals pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (3) required quarantine as a high-risk close contact in accordance with the Positive Test Protocol; (4) isolation based on a confirmed positive test result and/or; (5) quarantine for travel or other reasons as outlined in the COVID-19 Protocol.”

Chytil has been out since 1/26 with an upper body injury and with a timeline of 4-6 weeks.

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Filip Chytil out 4-6 weeks with Upper Body Injury

11:22AM: Filip Chytil will miss 4-6 weeks with an upper body injury suffered on Sunday against the Penguins. (NYR)

Chytil had begun the season with two goals and one assist in five games.

He collided with Evan Rodrigues of the Penguins in the second period on Sunday, played one more shift but then missed the rest of the game.

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Filip Chytil has a lower-body injury and won’t return

11:35PM: David Quinn said after the game, “lower-body, day to day. Probably have to call someone up.”

9:41PM: Filip Chytil suffered a lower-body injury in the first period against Dallas and won’t return to tonight’s game.

Chytil played 5:32 in the first period with his last shift ending with 1:56 remaining.

The Rangers are not carrying any spare players so they would be allowed to call someone up from Hartford via emergency recall. The emergency recall would not count against the two remaining call ups they have.

The Rangers play tomorrow night in Colorado.

Filip Chytil, Ryan Lindgren

Rangers call up Filip Chytil and Ryan Lindgren from Hartford

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.