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Rangers recall Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil

March 25, 2018, by

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As expected, the Rangers have recalled both Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil. They will likely play in the remaining seven games of the season. Andersson, the Blueshirts’ 7th overall pick this past summer, has a line of 5-9-14 in 24 games with the Pack. He was loaned to the Pack by Frolunda in the SHL after the World Juniors. He has a line of 7-7-14 in 22 games in Sweden.

Chytil, the 21st overall pick in the same draft, comes with a little more fanfare, as he made the team outright after camp, only to play a pair of games before being sent to the AHL. He suffered an injury, but has been on fire since the World Juniors. He has a line of 11-20-31 in 45 games in the AHL.

Since both will be playing in under ten NHL games this season, their contracts will slide to next year, meaning they won’t burn a year of their ELCs. That’s critical, as this keeps their costs down and keeps them exempt from the looming expansion draft in 2020. The kids aren’t saviors, but they are the first of what should be a bunch of new first rounder picks to help rebuild this franchise.

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7 comments

  1. joe cafardo says:

    Good. But Pete Townshend said it best:

    There’s nothing in the streets
    Looks any different to me
    And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
    And the parting on the left
    Is now parting on the right
    And the beards have all grown longer overnight
    I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
    Take a bow for the new revolution
    Smile and grin at the change all around
    Pick up my guitar and play
    Just like yesterday
    Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
    We don’t get fooled again
    Don’t get fooled again

  2. Agentsmith says:

    I’m kinda conflicted here. I kinda want the suspense for next year. I mean what is there to really gain other than it being a pr maneuver.

    • tanto says:

      Their gain is our gain. Nothing wrong to let them get their feet wet and throw them into the fire to prepare them for next year. The reality is that Chytil would have probably been called up earlier if NOT for the fact he would burn an ELC year, same for Andersson.

  3. Peter says:

    I am glad they have been called up. It will be just plain fun to see them play. While they are not ‘saviors’, they are part of what will save the franchise from the years of mediocrity toward they were headed before the rebuild.

  4. Bloomer says:

    Good opportunity for the new kids to show what they got. I wonder if McLeod will run shotgun beside them in the event some goon wants to kick their teeth in.

  5. Walt says:

    This is just a look-see by management to watch them perform at this level. I’m excited, but won’t crazy if they are marginal until they adjust to the NHL speed, and quality of the competition!!!!!!!!!!