Bantering Points: 5/22/23

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Larry Brooks relays word that Filip Chytil has returned home from the IIHF World Championships early after suffering a fractured cheekbone (NY Post)

Tom Castro lists five players the Blueshirts could pursue when free agency begins in July (The Hockey Writers)

Aaron Vickers chatted with Kaapo Kakko about his time at the World Championships, his expectations heading into the 2023-24 campaign with a new coach, and more (

Around the NHL:

Larry Brooks reveals the current status of salary cap negotiations for the upcoming season, issues Arizona Coyotes' players had with their team throughout the previous season, and more (NY Post)

Vegas Golden Knights' forward Chandler Stephenson scored 1:12 into overtime of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals to stake his team to a 2-0 series lead over the Dallas Stars (TSN)

Detroit Red Wings' forward Joe Veleno has been suspended for five international games for Team Canada after a stomping incident against Switzerland (Sportsnet)