Filip Chytil out for New York Rangers after elbow to head

The New York Rangers will play the rest of this contest without center Filip Chytil, who took an elbow to the head at the beginning of the first period.

UPDATE: Filip Chytil out at least next 4 games

On the play, Chytil was turning toward the puck when he made contact with Cole Sillinger’s elbow.

The 23 year-old center was down for a bit and being attended to by trainer Jim Ramsay before leaving for the dressing room.

Per the MSG Broadcast, Chytil’s is being listed with an upper-body injury. More information to follow after the game.

Filip Chytil injured

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Apr 29, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the contest, Chytil has 2 goals and 1 assist in five games while averaging 14:52 of ice time.

Chytil was drafted in the first round of the 2017 Draft (21st overall). He had a difficult season with just 22 points in 67 games in 2021-22, but came alive in the playoffs with 7 goals in 20 games.

The young center was playing well this season before this injury.

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