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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Adam Rotter: Chytil has produced well while in Hartford but the World Juniors is a great tournament and he will get to play big minutes in pressure situations against players his own age. To me there is really no downside to letting him play in the World Juniors. The question will be what the Rangers do with him after the tournament ends in early January. The last time the Rangers did this they sent Anthony Duclair back to juniors following the tournament but that was also because he couldn't play in the AHL yet. With Chytil they have the option to have him in Hartford both as a possible call up and to have easy access to work with him and watch him on a daily basis. I don't anticipate Chytil playing a big role with the Rangers the rest of this season but I do think that at some point he should/will get called up to see how his progress has translated to the NHL.