Chris Kreider has six goals in eight games for the Whale since being sent down.
John Tortorella said on Tuesday, via the Daily News, that the team was getting good reports on Kreider, but while he is scoring goals, there are still things that the Whale coaching staff want to work with him on.
He said that the team has discussed bringing Kreider back, but they don’t want to keep “knee-jerking him back and forth” and that when they bring him back up, “he’s ready to play.”
Tortorella added, “We’re dying to get a guy that’s 6-3, 6-4 that can skate like hell into our lineup, but we’re not going to do it at the expense of him and hurting him as far as we try to develop him.”
Earlier this week, 73% of readers said that the Rangers should bring up Kreider.