The New York Rangers will not have Filip Chytil for Tuesday night’s game

Filip Chytil, New York Rangers
Mar 10, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) in action during the game between the Rangers and the Stars at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers have confirmed that Filip Chytil will not play Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres. The Rangers are reporting that Chytil returned to New York from Pittsburgh to be evaluated by team doctors.

Chytil collided with the Pens’ Evan Rodrigues in the second period. He tried to continue playing but left the ice for good after one shift.

It is not clear who will take his spot, but the most likely candidates are Brett Howden, Colin Blackwell, and Kevin Rooney. It will be a tough task as the third line of Chytil, Phil Di Giuseppe, and Kaapo Kakko has been the Rangers’ most consistent line so far.

Chytil has also improved his shot in the off-season to go along with packing on some muscle and improving his skating. The 21-year-old has played in 149 NHL games.