Vitali Kravtsov to return; Filip Chytil not traveling with Rangers

Vitali Kravtsov to return

Vitali Kravtsov is set to return after his second upper body injury this season, and will travel with the team to Dallas this weekend. Filip Chytil, who practiced briefly, didn’t feel right and will not make the trip.

The top-six will remain the same, and the third line will be Kravtsov, Barclay Goodrow, and Julien Gauthier. Quite honestly, that’s a line I’d like to see with Chytil centering them at some point.

Sammy Blais appeared to be the odd man out on the fourth line, with Jimmy Vesey and Ryan Reaves flanking Ryan Carpenter.