Chytil in, Barron out as Gallant changes lines
Filip Chytil will make his return to the lineup after a pair of questionable scratches. His return comes not at the expense of Greg McKegg, but at Morgan Barron, as Gerard Gallant changes the lines again.
#NYR practice lineup:
Kreider – Zib – Laf
Panarin – Strome – Hunt
McKegg – Chytil – Gauthier
Goodrow – Rooney – Reaves
Lindgren – Fox
Miller – Trouba
Nemeth – Schneider
Jones – Hajek
Barron is working as the extra forward.
— Vince Z. Mercogliano (@vzmercogliano) March 1, 2022
The trade deadline can’t come soon enough, as these forward lines are baffling. The third and fourth lines have no roles, and this is direct contradiction to the message from Chris Drury all summer. What are these lines supposed to be? If the fourth line is a shutdown line –and that trio isn’t really a shutdown trio– then what is the third line? Just a hodgepodge of dudes?