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Filip Chytil returned to the Wolf Pack line up on Saturday, scored twice and was named number one star of the game in Hartford's win over Utica.

  • John Gilmour: 1 assist, 3 shots, plus two
  • Neal Pionk: 2 shots, fighting major
  • Adam Tambellini: 3 shots
  • Ryan Gropp: 4 shots, minus one
  • Brandon Crawley: nothing on scoresheet
  • Steven Fogarty: interference penalty
  • Ryan Graves: minus one
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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Filip Chytil has missed the past three games for the Wolf Pack with a "stomach ailment" similar to the one that kept Boo Nieves out of the lineup recently. (NY Post)

Chytil is expected to play tonight for Hartofrd against Bridgeport. (NY Post)

Chytil last played on 11/4 against Providence and is a minus four in the last two games that he played.

Overall, Chytil has 9 points in 8 games for Hartford with a plus one rating and 21 shots on goal.

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The Wolf Pack defeated the Phantoms 5-4 last night:

  • Neal Pionk: 1 assist, 2 shots, plus three
  • Adam Tambellini: 1 goal, 1 shot
  • Brandon Crawley: high-sticking penalty
  • Steven Fogarty: high-sticking penalty, 3 shots, minus one
  • Ryan Graves: 2 shots, minus two, cross-checking penalty
  • Gabriel Fontaine: 1 shot, slashing penalty
  • Alexei Bereglazov: 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 shot, plus three
  • Ryan Sproul: 4 shots
  • Filip Chytil: 1 goal, 2 assists, 5 shots, plus two
  • Anthony DeAngelo: 1 shot, minus two
  • Vinni Lettieri: 1 goal, 1 shot, plus three, slashing penalty
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The Wolf Pack lost 5-1 to Bridgeport on Friday:

  • Neal Pionk: 1 assist, 3 shots, minus two
  • Adam Tambellini: 2 shots, minus one
  • Ryan Gropp: minus one
  • Steven FOgarty: minus one
  • Ryan Graves: 2 shots, plus one, cross checking penalty
  • Gabriel Fontaine: 1 shot
  • Alexei Bereglazov: 2 shots
  • Ryan Sproul: 1 shot, interference, hooking, slashing penalties
  • Vince Pedrie: 1 shot, minus three
  • Filip Chytil: 1 goal, 2 shots, minus one
  • Anthony DeAngelo: 1 shot, minus two
  • Vinni Lettieri: 1 shot, minus one
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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) passes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) passes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Alain Vigneault said on Monday that he and Jeff Gorton will have a discussion coming up about possible roster moves, including maybe bringing up a center.

Vigneault said that he has gotten reports that both Boo Nieves & Vinni Lettieri have been playing well in Hartford.

Filip Chytil, who is also in Hartford, did not play on Sunday because the organization didn't want him playing 3 games in 3 days.

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The Wolf Pack lost to the Senators 5-1 last night:

  • John Gilmour: minus one
  • Neal Pionk: 3 shots, minus one
  • Adam Tambellini: 1 shot
  • Ryan Gropp: 3 shots, minus one
  • Brandon Crawley: slashing & cross checking penalties
  • Steven Fogarty: 2 shots, minus one
  • Boo Nieves: 2 shots
  • Ryan Graves: hooking penalty, 5 shots, minus one
  • Alexei Bereglazov: hooking penalty, minus one
  • Vince Pedrie: 4 shots, minus one
  • Filip Chytil: 1 assist, 5 shots
  • Matt Puempel: 1 assist

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

The Wolf Pack defeated Springfield 4-3 last night on the back of a 3-point performance from Filip Chytil:

  • John Gilmour: 1 goal, 1 shot, plus one, interference penalty
  • Neal Pionk: 4 shots
  • Adam Tambellini: 5 shots
  • Brandon Crawley: 1 shot, cross checking penalty
  • Steven Fogarty: 1 shot, minus one
  • Boo Nieves: 1 goal, 2 shots, minus one, hooking penalty
  • Ryan Graves: 1 shot, plus one
  • Gabriel Fontaine: 1 shot, minus one
  • Alexei Bereglazov: 1 assist, holding penalty
  • Filip Chytil: 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 shots, plus three
  • Matt Puempel: 2 shots
  • Vinni Lettieri: 1 goal, 1 assist, 6 shots, plus three, slashing penalty
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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

2:25PM: Jeff Gorton said that he spoke with Chytil about the decision to go to Hartford and that the organization wants to see more from him before they potentially send him back to the Czech Republic to play. (NY Post)

Gorton said that there is no timetable for Chytil and that they want to give him "a chance." He added that the Rangers have a certain level of control in regards to keeping Chytil in Hartford and that they can decide on his minutes, linemates, etc. (NY Post)

Chytil told Gorton that he was nervous on the ice and that the pace and competition was much different than it was in the preseason. (NY Post)

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Oct 7, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) tries to control the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs center Patrick Marleau (12) backchecks at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Oct 7, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) tries to control the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs center Patrick Marleau (12) backchecks at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

5:27PM: Vigneault said before the game, "I just felt that Filip was having a tough time finding his way on the ice and just needed to shorten up our bench as far as forwards and that is what we did at the beginning of the second."

11:29AM: Filip Chytil played 4:59 on Saturday against the Leafs and was a minus one and 0-2 on faceoffs.

By period, Chytil played 3:35 in the first and 1:24 in the second.

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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal with teammate center Filip Chytil (72) and left wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal with teammate center Filip Chytil (72) and left wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

5:58PM: Asked about Chytil on Friday, Vigneault reiterated that he thinks that if Chytil had executed on that 2 on 1 that things would have clicked and flowed better for him.

He again said that the Rangers may use Chytil on the PK but that they would likely want to work with him a few more times in practice before using him in a game.

9:32AM: In his NHL debut last night, Filip Chytil played 7:40, was a minus one, had 1 shot attempt that missed the net, one hit and was 1 and 5 on faceoffs.

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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal with teammate center Filip Chytil (72) and left wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his goal with teammate center Filip Chytil (72) and left wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

10/5/17 | 5PM: Earlier today, Vigneault spoke about Chytil and said, "I see a young man full of potential. Will he be able to continue to show us what he did in training camp? Time will tell and we will take it day by day. We are playing him with pretty good players to show us that he can play."

He added, "I looked at him skating around the ice today, I don't know if he knows that this is our first game. He was just smiling and having a great time and soaking it in. Kids sometimes don't know the pressure they are under and they just play, it seems how he was this morning. Probably didn't expect to be here in Game 1 but he's here and having a blast and hopefully he can come in and play well for us."

10/5/17 | 10:40AM: Zuccarello said that he is doing what he can to make Chytil comfortable and that both he and Nash talk with him and are going to do what they can to "make sure he has fun playing his game." (NY Post)

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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) celebrates his goal with center Filip Chytil (72) in overtime at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) celebrates his goal with center Filip Chytil (72) in overtime at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jeff Gorton said that Filip Chytil has "earned the right" to start the season with the Rangers and that he will be evaluated on a day to day basis.

Gorton said that Chytil will start off with some "pretty good players" that will be able to help him, especially in the defensive zone.

Alain Vigneault said that Chytil "earned the right" to start with the Rangers and that he showed a "real good skill set."

He noted though that while Chytil has handled things well so far and "he has definitely earned the right to start with us and we will see how he does."

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

12:39PM: Alain Vigneault spoke to John Giannone on MSG and said the following about Chytil, "whether it be our players, fans or you guys, everyone sees that skill set and ability. Can he do it moving forward? He will answer that with his performance but so far he has earned the right to start with us and day by day we will see how he does. So far I really like the young man, he loves the game, loves being on the ice and that is what we are looking for."

11:39AM: The Rangers have announced that Filip Chytil has been named the winner of the Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award, "which is given annually to the top Rangers rookie in Training Camp as selected by the media."

Chytil is one of our players to win the award in the same year they were drafted, including Dan Blackburn (2001), Filip Novak (2000) and Manny Malhotra (1998).

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Sep 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Lias Anderson (50) during warm up before game against New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Sep 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Lias Anderson (50) during warm up before game against New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Asked on Friday if he thought it were possible that both Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil could make the team to start the year, Alain Vigneault said that it was possible due to Jesper Fast being out until the end of October.

Asked on Monday, Vigneault said that it was "possible" that the Rangers enter the season with two 18-year olds and that both Andersson and Chytil are scheduled to play the final two games of the preseason.

On Thursday, Vigneault said that both Andersson and Chytil are "coachable and seem to be having fun and that the duo have caught the attention of the coaching staff because of their "skills, skating and hockey smarts."

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils with right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils with right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

In his preseason debut for the Rangers last night, Filip Chytil skated between Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider and scored the OT winner.

Chytil was a +2, played 18:52, had 3 shots on goal, 1 shot that missed the net and was 5 and 4 on faceoffs.

He played 9:56 at even strength, 8:56 on the PP and:

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Filip Chytil scored the game winning goal for the Rangers, see it below.

Chytil said after the game (NYR Game Notes):

  • On scoring the game-winning goal…"It was an amazing feeling to score a goal in overtime. My first goal was a winning goal, and it was a great pass from Mats Zuccarello. It was an amazing feeling. I'm glad that we won."
  •  On the pace of the game…"I felt great. It was my first game after four weeks (off). It was a great game. I played with great players, some of the best players in the league so I enjoyed every moment on the ice. It was really exciting."
  •  On playing more games going forward…"I will see next game if I will play. I'm really happy I played my first game in Madison Square Garden and I will see what (will happen) in the next days. I am looking forward to the next day and next practice."
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Filip Chytil will make his preseason debut for the Rangers tonight and is expected to skate between Jimmy Vesey and Adam Tambellini.

Chytil is now expected to skate between Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello. (NYR)

Chytil said that he is a "long way" from making the team, said that he will work hard and "I want to be part of the team as soon as possible." (NYR, NY Post, Newsday)

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3:35PM: Alain Vigneault said on Monday that he really likes Andersson's skill set and how he interacts, and asks questions, of his teamamtes.

He likened it to when the Rangers acquired Marty St. Louis and how Mats Zuccarello would follow him and ask him questions about what he was doing.

Vigneault said "I see the same type of personality as far as asking questions. I hear that in his teams back home he had been a captain and leader. I believe that in Lias' case we have real good personality and a real good person."

On Chytil, Vigneault said "Filip doesn't know the language as well and he is just coming back from injury but what I saw him yesterday skating wise was real good."

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9/5/17 | Larry Brooks writes that Chytil has a groin strain and while it's not serious he likely won't play at Traverse City.

Chytil may still take part in Rangers training camp though. (Brooks)

9/1/17 | Filip Chytil has a leg issue but is still coming to training camp

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Lias Andersson played for Frolunda today after not dressing during the team's preseason games.

Andersson said that it was nice to get back on the ice with his teammates but that he had heavy legs after not playing for a bit. (GP)

Andersson skated on the fourth line for Frolunda and played 13:12, 4 shot attempts, 1 shot on goal, 2 blocked shots and was 7 for 14 on faceoffs.

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Filip Chytil is playing in the Czech Republic right now and scored while also hitting the post and creating other chances. (Idnes.cz)

Chytil said that he needs to add strength and muscle before he can play in the NHL. (Idnes.cz)

He then added that he wants to play with the Rangers as soon as possible, "either this or the next season." (Idnes.cz)

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The Rangers drafted Filip Chytil with the 21st pick in June's draft and heading into the draft he was ranked:

The Hockey News wrote that Chytil is a "strong, two-way pivot does all the right things. Good international play."

Chytil was a bottom-six forward as a 17-year old in the Czech league and is an "impressive skater" who can be tough to check and has the ability to create things out of nothing. (ESPN Insider)

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7/26/17 | Larry Brooks writes that there has been no determination yet on where Filip Chytil will play this coming season.

Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News said yesterday that Chytil was "most likely" to play in North America this season.

Chytil could play in the Czech League, OHL for North Bay, the Rangers or the Wolf Pack.

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The Rangers have announced that they have come to terms with first round pick Filip Chytil.

Chytil, 17, was one of the youngest players in the 2017 Draft.

Chytil said that he isn't sure that his plans are for next season but that he would like to stay in the Czech league for another season. (Isport)

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