Read: Could Chris Kreider End Up With A Bigger Role?

KreiderFollowing the injury to Ryane Clowe on Thursday night, Chris Kreider moved up into a top-nine role and played 7:05 against the Hurricanes.

Kreider played 3:10 in the third period on Thursday, after only played 3:55 through the first two periods.

He has no shots in the last four games.

Adam Rotter:
By default, it would seem like Kreider will start the playoffs with a bigger role since there doesn’t seem to be a time table for Derek Dorsett, Brian Boyle or Clowe. I think he could see a nice amount of ice time today, especially if the Rangers take an early lead,and John Tortorella can make his evaluations from there. He doesn’t need to bear the brunt of responsibility in a bigger role, he just needs to use his speed, get to pucks and try to create chances.