NY Rangers lineup vs Red Wings sees return of Filip Chytil, Halak starts

The NY Rangers lineup versus the Detroit Red Wings will officially see center Filip Chytil make his return to the lineup after a long absence. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak will be today’s starting goalie per Gerard Gallant.

Libor Hajek will also play today in place of defenseman Ryan Lindgren, who is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Hajek, 24, has no points in 3 games.

Ryan Lindgren, 24, has 2 assists in 12 games this season. He was hurt in the Rangers last game against the Bruins when David Pastrnak caught him illegally when he wasn’t looking. Pastrnak received an interference call.

Here’s tonight’s game and broadcast info:

New York Rangers (6-4-2) vs. Detroit Red Wings (6-3-2)
Date/Time: November 6, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET
Arena: Madison Square Garden
TV: MSG
Radio: ESPN 1050 AM

New York Rangers injury report:

NY Rangers will start Halak vs Red Wings

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Oct 23, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) reacts after a goal by the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

The Blueshirts will try and get veteran netminder Jaroslav Halak back on track looking for his first win of the season.

Halak, 37, is 0-3-0 for the season and last played on October 26 in a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders. In his career, Halak is 7-8-2 against Detroit with a 3.53 GAA and an .876 SV%.

With Filip Chytil’s return to action after going down against the Columbus Blue Jackets two weeks ago, he will return to center the third line. Jimmy Vesey will play the left flank while Barclay Goodrow slides to the right.

Chytil, 23, has 3 points (2G-1A) in 6 games.

Ryan Reaves will likely be a healthy scratch for the second time this season.

Here’s today’s project lineup:

  • Kreider – Zibanejad – Kakko
  • Panarin – Trocheck – Lafrenière
  • Vesey – Chytil – Goodrow
  • Blais – Carpenter – Gauthier
  • Hajek – Fox
  • Miller – Trouba
  • Jones – Schneider
  • Halak
  • Shesterkin

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