Rangers to send Chytil home soon

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The Rangers will be sending rookie Filip Chytil back home to play in the Czech Republic. By claiming Adam Cracknell off waivers, and Jesper Fast moving along nicely in his recovery, Chytil is no longer needed.

It’s For The Best

Chytil played in 2 games for the Rangers this season and totaled only 13 shifts for an underwhelming 6:20 of ice time. In other words, what was the point?

Alain Vigneault has a low tolerance, if not a disdain for rookies and the mistakes they make.  What was supposed to be a 9 game showcase of his talent, turned into what most expected. A pitiful misuse of a young talented center with a short leash and a quick hook to the bench in his first two games. The charade finally ended when Chytil was scratched last night versus the Habs.

What’s Next

The Rangers may wait a game or two before sending him home. Vinni Lettieri could get a look before Jesper Fast makes his return. Skating pain free and taking some contact, Fast may be ahead of schedule.

“If I feel ready, I will go,” Fast told the NY POST. “It’s just [up to] the docs and medical [staff]. Some players are struggling if they have been going on too early and stuff. They want to be sure that I’m ready to go and I don’t want to get any pain coming back. So they want to be clear that I’m 100 percent when I get back.”

No matter what happens next, the best thing was for Chytil to get out of town and start playing substantial minutes again.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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