Rangers Forward Takes Step Forward With Injury Recovery

New York Rangers center Filip Chytil has been out for the majority of the 2023-24 season due to a long-term concussion. However, it appears that the 2017 first-round pick is taking a step forward with his recovery, as he participated in the Rangers' team practice on Thursday (Jan. 25) in a non-contact jersey.

While this does not mean that Chytil's return is imminent, it is quite promising that he feels good enough to get some skating in at practice. With the skilled center dealing with a head injury, the Rangers are aware that they cannot rush him back into game action. Yet, at the same time, it is hard to not feel happy for the young forward resuming skating.

Chytil has appeared in only 10 games this season, where he has six assists. He last played on Nov. 2 in the Rangers' contest against the Carolina Hurricanes. 

The hope now is that Chytil will continue to make progress and be able to get into game action soon. Yet, as noted above, the Rangers need to play things carefully with him, as concussions are quite serious.

Chytil appeared in 74 games last season, where he broke out, posting 22 goals and 45 points. 

We will now need to wait and see how well Chytil's recovery goes from here, but skating with the team again is certainly a step in the right direction.

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