The Rangers made a move today to call up Hartford Wolf Pack captain Jonny Brodzinski as injury coverage for Filip Chytil. The Rangers lost both Chytil and defenseman Adam Fox to injuries during the game against the Hurricanes on Thursday night, and the call up of Brodzinski suggests that Chytil might be set to miss some time.
Calling up Brodzinski does put some pressure on the salary cap, with just $10K of projected space with him on the roster along with the other two reserves: Tyler Pitlick and Zac Jones. Brodzinski was a late cut from camp though, and can play center unlike Pitlick, so perhaps would slot into that 3rd line role with Vincent Trocheck moving up.
Jones would then provide coverage in the case that Adam Fox isn’t fit. With the Rangers off today and playing tomorrow in Minnesota, we may not find out for sure until sometime late on Saturday what the plan is.