The Rangers signed Chris Kreider to a two-year deal worth $4.95 million.
With John Tortorella out, Kreider, 23 got a real shot to make an impact last season. The speedy winger registered 17 goals and 20 assists (37 points) and a plus-14 rating in 66 games in his first full NHL season. He will likely play on the top line with Derek Stepan and Rick Nash again this season, which makes him a 25-goal candidate this season.
Kreider (hand) has been medically cleared to play, but is doubtful for game 4.
Head coach Alain Vigneault said the Kreider is day-to-day. It doesn't sound like he will return tonight in a crucial game for the Rangers. Kreider has not played since March 24th because of a broken hand.
Kreider (hand) skated again Friday, but still is not ready for game 1.
Kreider has been skating recently, but appeared to have his best day this morning. His shots were harder and his stick handling was better but he remains a ways away from returning to the Rangers' lineup.
Kreider is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his hand Friday.
No surprise, that the original TSN report ends up being spot on. The original details from the Rangers were very vague, but now that Kreider has officially had the surgery it is safe to assume that he will miss the rest of the regular season and likely part of the playoffs.
Kreider (hand) will not travel on the Rangers upcoming four-game road trip.
Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault confirmed that Kreider is dealing with a hand injury and it sounds like surgery is a possibility. For now there is no timetable for his return, but we know that he will miss at least five games and could be done for the rest of the regular season.
There was a report from Bob McKenzie that said he might have a broken hand and could miss one month. It was deleted rather quickly, so the nature of Kreider's injury is unknown at this time. The Rangers said he will not play tomorrow, but would provide no further update. Expect a more detailed injury report tom come on Wednesday.
The Rangers recalled Chris Kreider from Hartford (AHL).
Kreider has two goals and two assists in six games with Hartford. The Rangers don't play again until Thursday, but he was skating on the top-line this morning with Brad Richards and Derek Stepan. He was the 19th overall pick in 2009 but has yet to take the next step in his NHL career. This could be the chance he needs with all the injuries that have hit New York.
The 19th pick in the 2009 NHL Draft Chris Kreider, is in danger of being cut from the Rangers opening day roster.
Kreider has been average during the preseason and might have played himself off of New York's roster. “A lot of players are close but really haven’t shown me they can play at this level on a consistent basis,” head coach Alain Vigneault said. “There are still guys [with a chance] who are going to play [against the Kings] but they have to play better.”
#NYR Both Chris Kreider and J.T. Miller sent back to CT Whale. Neither player saw the ice in the third period Monday night.
Kreider had a strong run in the playoffs last season posting five goals and two assists in 18 games. With his play in the playoffs the Rangers were expecting more out of him this year. He has just two goals and one assist in 17 games.