Chytil back in lineup for Rangers in Game 5, Panthers make no changes

NEW YORK (AP) — Forward Filip Chytil returned to New York’s lineup for Game 5 of the Rangers’ Eastern Conference final against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, replacing Blake Wheeler.

Chytil, who missed most of the season with what is believed to have been a concussion, played in the first three games of the series. He was rested in Game 4 and Wheeler played for the first time since breaking a leg in February.

Wheeler was called for a penalty early in overtime that led to Sam Reinhart’s power-play goal that tied the series 2-all.

This will be Chytil’s fifth game since returning to action in the second round against Carolina.

The Panthers used the same lineup they did in Game 4.



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