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Rangers' Chytil returns from 6-month absence for Game 3

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The New York Rangers had forward Filip Chytil back within their ranks for Thursday's Game 3 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

He registered one shot on goal and two hits in 12 minutes of ice time during the Rangers' 3-2 overtime victory.

Chytil was sidelined for the last six months with a suspected concussion and additional setbacks, though New York labeled his ailment as an upper-body injury. He only suited up for 10 regular-season games and last played Nov. 2.

The 24-year-old has been medically cleared since mid-April.

Chytil skated on the third line with Alex Wennberg and Kaapo Kakko in his return. Fan-favorite rookie Matt Rempe was scratched. Rempe rode the bench for the third period and both overtime frames of New York's 4-3 Game 2 victory.

The Rangers now hold a 3-0 series lead over their Metropolitan Division rivals.

Chytil has racked up 13 points in 31 career playoff games.

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