Regarding the Rangers, who will dip their toes into a more challenging portion of the schedule with games in New Jersey, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and at the Garden against Boston in the eight-day week beginning on Saturday:
1. It is two weeks since Filip Chytil left the Nov. 2 game against Carolina late in the second period with what is believed at least the fourth concussion of his young career and has not been back on the ice since suffering delayed effects of an early first-period collision that night with Jesper Fast.
There is concern for this 24-year-old who has been sidelined 10 different times in-season since 2018-19. This does not include his two-week absence from training camp with an unidentified upper-body injury. This does not incorporate the suspected broken cheekbone Chytil sustained while struck in the face with a stick during Team Czechia’s second game in this year’s World Championship tournament, the effects of which lingered deep into the summer, as the center told me the first day of camp.
We do not know whether people can be genetically predisposed to concussions. We do know from volumes of evidence that…
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