Read: What Chris Kreider’s Role Is

Chris KreiderAfter skating with Brad Richards and Derek Stepan during practice this week, Chris Kreider said that he wants to play in any role that he can to help the Ranger win.

Kreider said that he is healthy this year, unlike when he first came up last season after the lockout, and that he spent time in Hartford working on playing to his strengths, going to the net and simplifying his game.

Alain Vigneault said that Kreider was called up to fill a role in the top-six and use his size and speed to help create offense. Vigneault said that Kreider was “average” in training camp but looked like a better player when he was him in Hartford last week.

Vigneault said on Tuesday that Kreider shoots the puck as well as any player he has seen and that he brings speed, size and an ability to go to the net hard.

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Brad Richards spoke about Kreider yesterday and how he is growing as a player.