Chris Kreider Out With Upper-Body Injury

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Phil Kocher

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The Rangers’ 1-0 shoout victory over the Washington Capitals tonight might have come at a significant cost to the Blueshirts.

Kreider left the game with an undisclosed injury and didn’t return after logging just 5:01 of ice time through the first period. Worse yet, Vigneault’s postgame update on the matter just barely qualified as such, classifying the mysterious injury as “upper-body”.

Kreider is currently third on the team in scoring with 25 points and tied for second in goals with 11 in 37 games. Suffice it to say, any long-term injury scenario would be particularly bad news for the Blueshirts whose biggest team strength this season has been its forward scoring depth – a group that is already missing Jesper Fast, out with a quad strain, for the next two to three weeks.

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