New York Rangers injury report: Chytil still day-to-day, Nemeth out for personal reasons

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Jan 21, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) and Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) chase after the puck during the first period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers practiced today at the MSG Training Center in Tarrytown in preparation for their first place showdown with the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Only two points separate the clubs with two games to play, both at Madison Square Garden.

When asked if the Rangers would rest some players down the stretch, head coach Gerard Gallant wasn’t giving that much thought.

“No… after the last game we’ve got a great schedule to finish with,” Gallant said. “We’ll play it one game at a time and if someone needs a rest, we’ve got no issues putting someone else in. We’ve got lots of good players here.”

New York Rangers injury report

Chytil, 22, has registered 19 points in 60 games this season while being hampered with injuries he’s tried to play through. The big center was extremely noticeable against the Penguins before being scratched on Saturday versus the Senators.

Monday at practice, Filip Chytil skated with the extras on a fifth line.

“Chytil skated today,” Gallant said. “The trainer will tell me this (later), but he looked fine out there.”

Earlier, Gallant said anyone who was banged up would certainly get a rest so it’s likely that we will see the same lineup from Saturday against the Canes.

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Mar 29, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Patrik Nemeth (12) congratulates defenseman Braden Schneider (45) on his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

That means another third d-pairing of Justin Braun with Braden Schneider.

Patrik Nemeth, who normally plays with Schneider missed the last game due to personal reasons and remains out. He did not participate at practice.

The team wanted to make clear there was no residual issues with COVID as was the case the last time he was out.

Editor’s Note: Corrected Rangers last game from Sunday to Saturday

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