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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)

Lias Andersson said that he and Filip Chytil discuss the future of the Rangers a lot and noted that they are "both excited." (NHL.com)

Andersson said that he has spent a lot of time with Chytil and that they were roommates on the road. (NHL.com)

Chytil said that he enjoys spending time with Andersson and added, "we want to be the best team in the NHL. We want to prepare the best for next season, and we will see." (NHL.com)

Mika Zibanejad said that both players have shown their potential but that they need to put in the work and be developed the right way. (NHL.com)

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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 his first goal of the World Championships in Monday's win over Austria.

Chytil had four shots on goal, a minus two rating and played 11:51.

He played 4:17 in the first, 3:33 in the second and 4:01 in the third.

In six games, Chytil has 1 goal, 1 assist, a minus two rating, 7 shots on goal and an average of 7:52 per game.

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Mar 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) is congratulated after scoring his first NHL goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Mar 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) is congratulated after scoring his first NHL goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Filip Chytil hit the crossbar and had an assist in the Czech Republic's win over France.

Chytil played 5:47 (3:59 in the first, 1:48 in the second, 0:00 in the third)

In the tournament, Chytil has played in five of six games for the Czech team, with 1 assist, 3 shots on goal and an average of 7:05 per game.

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Oct 7, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) skates around the net with the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Oct 7, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) skates around the net with the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

Mike Zibanejad had a goal, two shots and a plus two rating in Sweden's win over the Czech Republic.

Zibanejad played 18:21 with 6:38 in the first, 5:40 in the second and 6:03 in the third.

Lias Andersson only played 6:42 (2:37 in the first, 2:53 in the second and 1:12 in the third) and was called for tripping in the second period.

Filip Chytil was a minus one in 13:02 for the Czech team, playing 5:49 in the first, 6:06 in the second and 1:07 in the third.

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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)

In their first game at the 2018 World Championships, Filip Chytil and the Czech team defeated Slovakia 3-2 in OT.

Chytil did not register anything on the scoresheet and played 11:05.

By period, Chytil played:

  • 1st: 3:26
  • 2nd: 4:05
  • 3rd: 3:34
  • OT: Did not play

Chytil skated on the fourth line as a winger, for the Czech team, along with former Rangers prospect Roman Horak at center. (Czech)

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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)

This past season for the Rangers:

  • Filip Chytil: 9 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 21 shots on goal, 31 shot attempts, 37% on faceoffs, 13:37 per game, 3 hits, 1 block, 1 takeaway, 1 giveaway
  • Lias Andersson: 7 games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 shots on goal, 10 shot attempts, 11:57 per game, 40% on faceoffs, 9 hits, 3 blocks, 4 takeaways

Alain Vigneault said on 4/6 that these games were valuable for both players, saying that they have been able to get a feel for the pace of the NHL and what they need to work on "to play at this level."

Henrik Lundqvist said that both players have looked good and that they are at an age where they can improve a lot in a year, adding "I think they're ready for next year, but it's up to them to prove it.'' (Newsday)

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Mar 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) is congratulated after scoring his first NHL goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Mar 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) is congratulated after scoring his first NHL goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Filip Chytil is playing for the Czech Republic in the Carlson Hockey Games and scored on Sunday.

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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)

Through four games since being called back up, Filip Chytil has 1 goal, 1 assist and 16 shots on goal.

He is a minus one and averaging 14:51 in the past four games.

Following last night's game, Alain Vigneault said that Chytil had some good looks and pointed to his speed.

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Mar 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) is congratulated after scoring his first NHL goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Mar 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) is congratulated after scoring his first NHL goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

3/31/18 | 5PM: Alain Vigneault said before the game against Carolina, "he is more confident right now. He is skating with the puck, you can really sense that he is a powerful and strong north/south skater. He wasn't afraid yesterday on three occasions to take the puck to the net even though there was traffic. You gotta get to the front of the net and you gotta hack and whack and it's just a small segment but he has shown that willingness to take the puck to the tough areas and that is very positive." (NYR)

3/30/18 | Filip Chytil recorded his first career NHL goal in the Rangers loss to Tampa Bay on Friday.

Alain Vigneault said after the game of Chytil, "I thought Filip had a good game. He showed some real good speed, he had a couple good looks, got his first NHL goal. From an individual stand point, that was a good step today." (NYR Game Notes)

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In his first game with the Rangers since October, Filip Chytil had 6 shots on goal and recorded his first career point.

Chytil played 14:23, was 5 and 9 on faceoffs and, by period:

  • First Period: 4:36
  • Second Period: 5:19
  • Third Period: 4:28

Chytil said that it was good to get his first NHL point but wanted to win the game, saying "I wanted my first win on the New York Rangers." (NYR Game Notes)

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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 said that he has improved his game while playing this season in North America and noted that he is "learning in every game." (NYR)

He said that he has been playing with confidence and that he is "more ready" to play in the NHL than he was the first time. (NYR)

Keith McCambridge, coach of the Wolf Pack, says that Chytil has been able to refine the "raw skill" he brought to Hartford into a more well rounded game and that he has made "tremendous strides." (NYR)

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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)

The Rangers have announced that Filip Chytil and Lias Andersson have been called up from Hartford.

Andersson and Chytil are likely to play in the Rangers final seven games of the season.

Chytil played in the Rangers first two games of the season, was a minus two, 2 PIM, 1 shot attempt and 6:20 per game.

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Alain Vigneault said on Wednesday that due to travel issues for both Jeff Gorton and Lias Andersson, the Rangers are postponing calling up Andersson for tonight's game. (Newsday)

It was noted earlier in the week that Andersson, since the Rangers had nine games remaining, could be in the lineup for tonight's game against the Flyers.

Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers reportedly intend to call up both Andersson and Filip Chytil prior to Monday's game against the Capitals. (NY Post)

Calling them up for Monday's game would allow the two first round picks to play in the Rangers final seven games.

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10:15PM: Larry Brooks tweets that the Rangers may opt to bring Chytil and Andersson up together. That would likely mean their debut would come on Monday at MSG against the Capitals.

6:16PM: On Andersson and Chytil, Vigneault said earlier today,

  • On call ups, "We are slowly working on the two young kids, Lias and Filip, I think Lias - tonight is game ten, game nine and then and I think Filip has seven, I think there is a very good chance we see both of those kids up here real soon."
  • Is it possible Lias comes up for Thursday, "yes."

12:08PM: Lias Andersson is a possible call up for Thursday's game against the Flyers. (NYR)

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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)

8:12PM: Lettieri had two more goals today and 5 shots on goal.

Chytil had 1 assist and four shots on goal.

2:21PM: Filip Chytil had an assist on Vinni Lettieri's goal last night in Hartford.

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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 his 11th goal of the season for Hartford last night in their shootout win over the Phantoms.

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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)

3/11/18 | Keith McCambridge said on MSG that Chytil had a "feeling out process" when he first came to Hartford and that once he came back from the World Juniors he had extra jump in his game.

McCambrdige said that Chytil brings a lot of speed and a skillset that allows him to make plays in high traffic areas. (MSG Network)

Chytil said that if he gets the chance to return to the Rangers he wants to be better than he was the first time. (MSG Network)

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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)

Filip Chytil scored his 10th goal of the season on Sunday for Hartford.

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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)

5:20PM: Jeff Gorton told Larry Brooks that the Rangers do not plan to have Filip Chytil or Lias Andersson play more than 9 games this season in the NHL and burn the first year of their contracts. (NY Post)

Chytil has already played two games with the Rangers this season.

Gorton said that both players are playing well in Hartford right now and that they want to give the Wolf Pack a chance to make the playoffs. (NY Post)

The Wolf Pack are on the bubble for the AHL Playoffs.

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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)

In two games this weekend, Filip Chytil had:

  • Friday: 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots
  • Saturday: 2 assists, 1 shot

Chytil has 13 points in the past 10 games and a four game point streak.

Lias Andersson

  • Friday: Four shots, tripping penalty
  • Saturday: 1 assist, 2 shots

Andersson has 6 points in 8 AHL games.

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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)

The Wolf Pack defeated Charlotte 4-0 on Saturday behind two points from Filip Chytil and one from Lias Andersson.

  • John Gilmour: 1 assist, 2 PIM, plus one
  • Neal Pionk: 1 assist, fight
  • Adam Tambellini: 1 goal, 4 shots
  • Ryan Gropp: nothing on scoresheet
  • Steven Fogarty: 1 shot
  • Boo Nieves: 1 assist
  • Ryan Graves: 2 shots
  • Lias Andersson: 1 assist, 2 shots, plus one
  • Filip Chytil: 2 assists, 5 shots
  • Vinni Lettieri: 1 goal, 3 shots, plus 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)

Hartford defeated Charlotte 3-2 in a shootout on Friday.

  • John Gilmour: 1 assist, 1 shot
  • Neal Pionk: 2 shots, plus one
  • Adam Tambellini: 1 goal, 6 shots, plus one
  • Ryan Gropp: 2 shots
  • Boo Nieves: 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 shot, slashing penalty
  • Ryan Graves: 1 shot, minus one
  • Lias Andersson: nothing on scoresheet
  • Filip Chytil: minus one, shootout winner
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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 OT winner for the Wolf Pack on Friday night against Utica.

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Filip Chytil scored for Hartford on Saturday in the Wolf Pack's 4-2 loss to the Belleville Senators.

Chytil was a minus two and had five shots on goal.

It was Chytil's first AHL goal since November 18th, he had gone 8 games between goals and only recorded one point in that stretch.

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Filip Chytil returned to the Wolf Pack lineup on Wednesday in the Hartford win over Bridgeport.

Chytil did not register anything on the scoresheet and was not one of the three players chosen in the shootout.

He said that he thinks staying in the AHL is better for his development and that it will ultimately help him when he gets to the NHL. (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)

Filip Chytil and the Czech Republic finished fourth at the WJC after losing the Bronze medal game to Team USA 9-3.

Chytil did not record a point, was a minus three, had 2 shots on goal and 8 of 10 on faceoffs.

Chytil played 18:03 in the game, with 4:07 in the first, 6:33 in the second and 7:23 in the third.

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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)

On Sunday, Filip Chytil had 7 shots on goal in the Czech win over Switzerland.

Chytil did not record a point and was 50% on faceoffs in 15:30.

He had 4 shots on goal in the first, 1 in the second and 2 in the third.

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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)

Filip Chytil had a goal and an assist in the Czech Republic's 6-5 win over Belarus.

He was 15 of 18 on faceoffs, had 6 shots on goal and played 17:24 overall.

Chytil played 5:35 in the first, 5:50 in the second and 5:59 in the third.

Through three games, Chytil has two goals, two assists and an average of 16:33 per game.

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Lias Andersson and Sweden defeated Filip Chytil's Czech Republic team 3-1 at the World Juniors on Thursday.

Andersson did not record a point but had five shots on goal, was 50% on faceoffs and played 19:04.

  • Andersson played 7:43 in the first, 5:18 in the second and 6:03 in the third.

Andersson was also on the ice for two of Sweden's PP goals.

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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)

3:47PM: Chytil spoke after the game and said that he doesn't know if his nose is broken after taking that helmet to the face but he wanted to play and enjoys playing for his country.(via Mike Ashmore)

3:07PM: Filip Chytil recorded a goal and an assist in the Czech Republic's 5-4 win over Russia in the first game of the World Juniors.

Chytil was 8 for 13 on faceoffs, had 2 shots on goal, a plus two rating and played 15:17 (5:33 in the first, 4:49 in the second and 4:55 in the third)

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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)

5:46PM: Alain Vigneault met with the media in Ottawa prior to tonight's game and was asked about Filip Chytil, saying (NYR):

  • Why send Chytil to the World Juniors, "my experience at the World Juniors, I've been there twice. For junior players, it's one of the best experiences that you can have and for a coach it's the same thing. You talk about representing your country. Talking about playing in high pressure environments, important games. I think that for the development of any young player, if you have the opportunity to represent your country it's something you can't pass on. Filip was given the opportunity and I think it will make him a better player."
  • Are you surprised Chytil hasn't been called back up yet, "we've been, touch wood, fairly healthy up front, other than Mika in the middle. He is going through the development of any young player. He is going through it at this time at a very young age against men, I shouldn't say men, there are a lot of younger, 21-22 year olds. He's been, from what I understand talking to Keith and Dru who is following Hartford very closely and Jeff, he's coming along real well and we know we have a player there with a lot of potential."

11:58AM: The Rangers have announced that they have officially loaned Filip Chytil to the Czech Republic team for the World Junior Championship later this month.

Chytil has 5 goals and 7 assists in 15 games for Hartford this season but only has one point in the last 6 games.

He only has points in 2 of his last 9 games for Hartford.

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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)

Lias Andersson was named to Sweden's preliminary roster for the 2018 World Junior Championships that start later this month.

Andersson was the captain for Sweden during the team's summer tournaments and it's believed by some that he will be the captain for this tournament.

The Hockey News World Junior Preview issue quoted the Swedish coach as saying Andersson is always working hard, leading the charge and produces against the best opponents.

The Hockey News Prospect Podcast said that Andersson is a "fast, two-way player that is getting "good ice time" and will play a "major role" for Sweden at the World Juniors. (The Hockey News Podcast)

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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)

12/4/17 | 1:02PM: Larry Brooks notes that Filip Chytil is day to day after sustaining a "cervical strain" after taking a hit on Saturday night. (Brooks)

The Rangers are likely to allow Chytil to play for the Czech Republic at the World Juniors later this month.

Chytil missed a few games in November due to an illness and then returned and scored two goals.

In the 7 games since returning, Chytil has 2 goals and 1 assist and has been scoreless in five of the seven games. He has 8 shots on goal in those 7 games.

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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 Rangers are likely to allow Filip Chytil to play for the Czech Republic in next month's World Junior Championship taking place in Buffalo. (NY Post)

It's believed that following the tournament Chytil would return to Hartford rather than join his team in the Czech Republic. (NY Post)

Keeping Chytil in Hartford would allow the Rangers to call him up if desired.

 

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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

Click below to see Chytil's 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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