Rangers forward Filip Chytil out 4 to 6 weeks with upper-body injury

New York Rangers centre Filip Chytil (72), is congratulated by defenceman Jacob Trouba (8) after scoring against the Nashville Predators. (Mark Zaleski/AP)

The New York Rangers announced Tuesday that centre Filip Chytil will be sidelined four to six weeks due to an upper-body injury suffered during the team's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

Chytil was shaken up after a hard hit from the Penguins' Evan Rodrigues during the second period. He initially remained on the bench, but eventually went to the locker room and did not return.

The 21-year-old was off to a fast start in his fourth campaign with the Rangers, racking up three points in five games, including a highlight-reel marker against the Penguins two days prior.

Chytil, the 21st pick in the 2017 draft, had 23 points in 60 games with the Rangers last season.

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