Rangers Roundup: Chytil skates on his own; schedule update; Rick Nash jersey retirement, and more

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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 held another practice today and once again center Filip Chytil was not a participant.

There was a some good news when Gerard Gallant revealed that he skated on his own this morning. With the Blueshirts next game Saturday at 7:00 PM ET against the Blue Jackets, Chytil seems unlikely to play.

The Blueshirts will also play Sunday against the New Jersey Devils, so it’s possible to see Chytil in action this weekend.

Chytil, 22, has 3 points in 12 games this season.

Rangers schedule change

NHL Press Release:

NEW YORK (Nov. 11, 2021) – The National Hockey League and ESPN today announced updates to the 2021-22 NHL regular-season schedule. ABCand ESPN+ will televise the 2021 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown, which will feature the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins on Friday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m. ET. The Rangers-Bruins game replaces the previously scheduled St. Louis Blues-Chicago Blackhawks matchup, which will air at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+/Hulu. The New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators will faceoff at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+/Hulu, as originally scheduled.

Blue Jackets to retire Rick Nash’s #61

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Rick Nash (Photo: Getty Images)

The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced that Rick Nash’s #61 will be retired on March 5, 2022.

Nash played nine seasons with Columbus. He also enjoyed five and half seasons with the New York Rangers.

In 674 games with the Jackets, he registered 547 points. He picked up another 252 points in 375 contests on Broadway. Nash only played 11 games for the Bruins and registered 6 points. He was forced to retire due to concussions at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Congrats to Rick Nash and his family.

Rangers take in a Knicks game

Igor Shesterkin was joined by fellow teammates Alexandar Georgiev and Barclay Goodrow to take in the NY Knicks versus the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. The Knicks lost 112-100, but the Blueshirts in attendance had a good time.

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