Chris Kreider Out With Upper-Body Injury

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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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  1. Quote Originally Posted by paddynyc
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    I'm sure I'm in the minority on this, but would love to see them in the playoffs after they make all there trades.



    And lose our own high draft pick? No thanks. I hope Henrik gets his 30 wins and everything else is a loss the rest of the season.





    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE
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    He also had surgery To have a rib removed.



    pretty sure it was just minor, a scraping or removing a small piece.





    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc
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    Watch this team go on a streak for rest of the season, make the playoffs and get eliminated in the first round now.



    I'm sure I'm in the minority on this, but would love to see them in the playoffs after they make all there trades.





    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc
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    Watch this team go on a streak for rest of the season, make the playoffs and get eliminated in the first round now.



    You bite your tongue god dammit





    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc
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    Watch this team go on a streak for rest of the season, make the playoffs and get eliminated in the first round now.



    doubt it. Its gonna take time to shake off rust plus by that time nash and grabner will be gone





    Quote Originally Posted by josh
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    It's not like its an injury.

    If it happens again, it could be some Jed Ortmeyer syndrome, but playing should effect it.

    He wasnt playing because he was on blood thinners.



    He also had surgery To have a rib removed.
    It's not like its an injury.

    If it happens again, it could be some Jed Ortmeyer syndrome, but playing should effect it.

    He wasnt playing because he was on blood thinners.
    Kreider cleared to play, expected to return soon for Rangers
    Forward has been out since Dec. 27 because of blood clot in right arm





    Forward Chris Kreider has been cleared medically and is expected to return to the New York Rangers' lineup in the next few days, coach Alain Vigneault said Wednesday. Kreider has not played since being diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm on Dec. 27.

    Vigneault said Kreider will not travel with the Rangers for their game against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; TSN2, RDS, MSG 2, NHL.TV), but could play at home against the Minnesota Wild on Friday or at home against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.


    https://www.nhl.com/news/new-york-ra...ay/c-296200962





    Quote Originally Posted by Sod16
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    Krieder is probably the most academically oriented of the Rangers. With a perfect 4.3 average, he won a scholarship to the most prestigious and academically rigorous prep school in the country, Andover. He learned how to speak I believe four languages in school, including Russian. He was close to finishing his degree in the off seasons as of a few years ago, and I assume he has done so. Obviously, it was poor judgment of him not to seek immediate intervention given the symptoms, but dumb he ain't.
    https://www.nhl.com/news/rangers-kre...etown/c-721639



    Yea, I don't think anybody actually thinks he's dumb lol

    I think he's too smart for his own good, sometimes. He'd be a better player if he was more of a caveman.
    Don't get me wrong Sod, I like Kreider and I love his game, but holy freakin' shit, dude....he's gotta be smarter with himself than that!! A lot of the Rangers' future plans and hopes are riding on this kid!





    Quote Originally Posted by josh
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    He is a college drop out.



    Krieder is probably the most academically oriented of the Rangers. With a perfect 4.3 average, he won a scholarship to the most prestigious and academically rigorous prep school in the country, Andover. He learned how to speak I believe four languages in school, including Russian. He was close to finishing his degree in the off seasons as of a few years ago, and I assume he has done so. Obviously, it was poor judgment of him not to seek immediate intervention given the symptoms, but dumb he ain't.
    https://www.nhl.com/news/rangers-kre...etown/c-721639





    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc
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    He really sounds like a dumb kid lol

    "Oh, Im coughing blood for 2-3 weeks... Must be part of the game"

    "Oh, I cant feel my arm... Must have slept wrong"



    I believe my reaction to reading that part was "you fucking idiot!"