Three replacements for New York Rangers Filip Chytil who is out for the season

Oct 30, 2023; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) puck juggles before
Oct 30, 2023; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) puck juggles before / James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyler Johnson

The final name on this list is someone that has been linked with the Rangers recently. Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson is the one we come to as the now Chicago Blackhawks forward has been linked with interest from the Blueshirts. Now, I'm going to open by saying that this is not the caliber of player the Rangers should be going after as the 33-year-old Spokane, Washington native is well and truly into the decline of his career.

However, with nine goals and four assists for 13 points in 35 games, this is a player that the Rangers interest in may be justified. His issue has been staing in the lineup, but scoring at a 40 point pace is respectable for a depth piece on a team that is at the bottom of the NHL standings. Yes, Chicago is below the San Jose Sharks right now, not that you asked. Johnson's not been the reason for it though.

Like Henrique, this would require some retention because Johnson is in the final year of a deal that pays him $5 million a year. He's also currently listed on the Blackhawks injured-reserve, which sounds about right. He's not great defensively, but he's still got that scoring touch that made him so feared when he was down in Tampa Bay. He's known to be a strong player, and the Rangers could do a lot worse.

So, what do you think? Would you like to see any of these players in the iconic blue of the New York Rangers? Would you prefer to see someone else here? Let me know, and if you have a better idea, I can look at the implications here. The Rangers need an upgrade in the bottom six down the middle without Bonino and without Chytil, so who will it be as the market continues to thin out?