Chris Kreider

Read: Chris Kreider may have surgery/won’t go on Western Canada trip (UPDATE)

6:48PM: Bob McKenzie was on NBCSN and said: “It appears that he has a hand injury and we believe it to be a broken hand that the initial diagnosis that he got was that it could be a month or two or three depending on how exactly they go about treating it. Whether surgery is required it could be in fact season ending with a fracture in his hand. That said, Alain Vigneault said today that Kreider was looking for a second opinion and the sense seems to be that he wants to make sure that every opportunity is exhausted to find maybe some way that he can contribute some how done the stretch. The funny thing about injuries at this time of year, and I made this mistake yesterday when I reported Kreider was going to be out a long time, was that you never report that a guy is going to be out a long time because anything short of decapitation is day to day in the NHL. At this point it seems like a tough road for Chris Kreider but he will see if there is some way that he can contribute down the stretch but the prognosis for now is not great.”

 

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Chris Kreider

NEWS: Chris Kreider out tomorrow/maybe a month?

8:558PM: MSG showed Kreider flexing his hand at the end of the second period. (Blue Notes)

8:14PM: McKenzie tweets: “Not sure how or why it happened but my tweet on Chris Kreider appears to have disappeared from my timeline. I’ll re-issue it momentarily. Chris Kreider expected to be out of NYR lineup for extended period: at least a month, maybe much longer. Hand injury, possibly broken bone.”

7PM: The Rangers have announced that Kreider WILL NOT play tomorrow against the Flyers but that is all they are saying on the matter. (Rangers)

6:48PM: Screenshot of the tweet McKenzie sent, via Meredith

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The Rangers have not confirmed the news yet.

6:39PM: The tweet McKenzie sent out is no longer on his account, but Sirius XM tweets McKenzie saying “Chris Kreider expected to be out of NYR lineup for extended period: at least a month, Hand injury”

Kreider has not had a shot on goal in four games but has attempted 3 shots in that span. He does have two assists in that span.

In the last four games, Kreider has played 13:51 (OTT), 11:20 (CBJ), 9:53 (NJ), 10:12 (PHX).

Last night against PHX, Kreider played 3 shifts and 1:55 in the third period.

6:24PM: Left wing Chris Kreider will miss at least a month with a hand injury that potentially includes a broken bone (McKenzie, March 25).

In 66 games this season, Kreider has 17 goals with 20 assists and is a plus-14.

Read: Chris Kreider’s goals and his season so far

Chris Kreider scored two goals on Sunday and now has 3 goals and 1 assist in five games in March.

By month, Kreider has scored:

  • October: 2 goals, 1 assist, 5 games
  • November: 4 goals, 9 assists, 15 games
  • December: 4 goals, 2 assists, 14 games
  • January: 3 goals, 5 assists, 15 games
  • February: 0 goals, 0 assists, 4 games
  • March: 3 goals, 1 assist, 5 games

Derek Stepan told Kreider before the game to have fun and said that while Kreider has had a good year, the first season in the NHL is tough. Stepan said that Kreider has done a good job of handling the “dips and valleys” this season and that he continues to improve. (Ranger Rants)

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Read: Chris Kreider Is A Rookie of the Year Favorite

Chris KreiderIn Early January Neil Greenberg wrote that Chris Kreider was the top NHL rookie in the first half of the season and the player, up to that point, most deserving of the Calder Trophy. (Washington Post)

NHL.com picked Kreider as the mid-season Calder winner and Kreider was the leader in the Hockey’s Future Calder poll for December.

When asked about his game, Kreider said on NHL live recently, “I am trying to get to the net a lot more. Prior to this year I was playing a lot of perimeter hockey…I’ve gotten bigger the past few years and I think I play a stronger game and helping the team win when I go to the net and hard areas….being hard to play against, finishing checks and using my body.

Kreider ranks third in the NHL in points for a rookie with 27 in 42 games but has the highest points per game, since Tomas Hertl is out for the season, with .64 points per game.

Of Kreider’s 12 goals this season, 2 have tied the game, 4 have given the Rangers the lead, 2 have been insurance goals, 1 has come when the team is up by two and 3 have come when the team is up by three goals.

When Kreider is on the ice, the Rangers have 55.6% of the even strength shot attempts. That ranks second on the team. He is on pace for 21 goals and 27 assists this season.

Read: Chris Kreider On His Hit From Monday Night

3:44PM: Kreider said that his job is to score goals but that he isn’t afraid to be physical. He adds that being physical has always been part of his game even though it was tough to play that way in college and that he wants to make things tough for the players he is matched up against. (Ranger Rants)

9:41AM: Early in the second period on Monday night,Chris Kreider Chris Kreider hit Fedor Tyutin and Kreider was given a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct.

Kreider did not have a hearing with the NHL department of player safety or receive any supplementary discipline.

Kreider described the incident yesterday by saying (NY Post) he:

  • pulled up
  • didn’t make much contact
  • almost came to complete stop
  • “the next thing I know, he’s down on the ice with some sort of an injury, Dubinsky is throwing punches at me and I’m out of the game.”

Kreider said that he was trying to stop Tyutin from making a play, was surprised the by the call and was trying to make the proper play for the Rangers, “I really tried to do the right thing. It’s just too bad.” (NY Post)

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News: Chris Kreider Given A Game Misconduct (Updates)

Chris Kreider7:30AM: The NHL department of player safety reviewed the hit during and right after the game and they are not expected to conduct a hearing or “enact” supplementary discipline on Kreider. (NY Post)

Kreider came from the side and minimized the impact by “slowing down to a near stop” before hitting Tyutin. (NY Post)

The Rangers may ask the league to rescind the major and game misconduct. (NY Post)

1/7/14: 7:13AM: No supplemental discipline is expected for Kreider after the hit on Tyutin last night. (Larry Brooks)

Tyutin has a lower-body injury being described as a charlie horse. (Aaron Portzline)


1/6/14: 8:57PM: Ulf Samuelsson said that it was probably a five-minute penalty and that Kreider had to have stopped a little more since Tyutin was in a vulnerable position. (John Giannone)

Joe Micheletti didn’t think Krieder deserve a five-minute major.

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Watch/Read: Chris Kreider On Why He Fought Dion Phanuef

In the third period last night, Chris Kreider engaged in his first NHL fight with Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf.

Phaneuf and Kreider had been battling all game and as Dave Maloney continually mentioned during the broadcast, the two were engaged during the Rangers win over the Leafs prior to the Christmas break.

Kreider told Dave Maloney last night “I don’t know how it transpires but it is what is.”

He said after the game that he was saying some “really dumb stuff” to Phaneuf and should have just kept hi mouth shut. (NY Post)

Kreider added that Phaneuf slashed Derek Stepan and it rubbed him the wrong way, “I probably took it a little too far.” (Newsday)