Rangers Roundup: Filip Chytil enters COVID protocol while nursing injury, Blueshirts prospect pool now ranked 2, and more

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Jan 24, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evan Rodrigues (9) lay on the ice after a collision during the second period at the PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

A couple of quick notes as the Rangers prepare to take on the Bruins before having a few days off. The long pause is due to the Flyers game on Sunday was postponed due to COVID.

Rangers Filip Chytil on COVID list

Rangers center Filip Chytil was injured almost two weeks ago and is still around four weeks away from a return. That’s why it was a bit surprising to see Chytil’s name pop up on the NHL’s COVID Protocol list.

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Kakko playing well (Photo by Justin K. Aller/NHLI via Getty Images)

Hopefully this is a similar situation where Kaapo Kakko may have dealt with a false positive and missed just one game. Kakko noted this information in a recent Finnish podcast.

New York Rangers prospect pool ranked 2

The Los Angeles Kings have taken over the New York Rangers as the top prospect pool according to Scott Wheeler of The Athletic. The top 5 list is as follows:

  1. Kings
  2. Rangers
  3. Senators
  4. Red Wings
  5. Hurricanes

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Anthony Scultore is the founder of Forever Blueshirts and has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL... More about Anthony Scultore