Rangers Forward Done for the Season

The New York Rangers have announced that forward Filip Chytil will miss the rest of the 2023-24 season.

Chytil returned to practice in a non-contact last week for the first time since suffering his expected concussion. However, in his second practice since returning, he suffered a setback with his injury and reportedly stayed on the ice for several minutes before exiting the ice needing help. Now, this will keep him out for the rest of the season.

Chytil, 24, appeared in 10 games this season for the Rangers, where he had six assists. Overall, he was off to a solid start, but his injury has now ended his season far more early than expected. His last appearance for the Rangers was on Nov. 2 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

As the Rangers noted, Chytil's goal will now be to be healthy for the start of the 2024-25 season. All of the hockey world will be rooting for him.

With Chytil officially being ruled out for the rest of the 2023-24 season, the Rangers are expected to browse the center trade market over these next few weeks for a possible third-line center to replace him. One player who they have been connected to is Sean Monahan. 

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