Rangers prospect Filip Chytil Injured on hit from behind
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New York Rangers first-round pick Filip Chytil was injured Saturday night as he was hit face-first into a stanchion.

Larry Brooks of the New York Post Tweeted out the Filip Chytil suffered a cervical strain from a hit from behind while playing for the Wolf Pack on Saturday night. His status is listed as day-to-day.

Surprisingly, Chytil was not diagnosed with a concussion when he was checked out by the medical staff. The injury occurred towards the end of the third period. As of Sunday, no update was announced regarding Chytil’s injury.

Chytil was hit from behind by Andreas Johnson of the Toronto Marlies. Johnson received a 5-minute major for boarding, a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct which comes with a league review for possible suspension.

After the hit Chytil, stood down on the ice for a while, then slowly made his way to the Wolf Pack locker room. The Marlies went on to win the game 4-3 in overtime.

Chytil, who was sent down to the Wolf Pack after three games with the New York Rangers earlier at the beginning of the NHL season, has registered five goals, seven assists for 12 points in 15 games played for the Hartford Wolf Pack. This is the second injury for Chytil this season. On October 21 while playing against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Chytil was injured in a collision with a Penguins player.

Filip Chytil was selected in the first round, 21st overall, in this year’s NHL Entry Draft. After a superb training camp, Chytil made the team but he and the Rangers decided it would be better for Chytil to play in the AHL so that he could get adjusted to speed and rink size difference of North American Hockey. At 18 years-old, Chytil has impressed many in the Rangers organization with the hope that he could be recalled later on in the season.

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