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Oct 7, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) shoots the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Oct 7, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) shoots the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

Chris Kreider said that he is feeling "really good" this summer and is continuing to stay at a lower weight like he did when he returned last season. (Salem News)

Kreider said that he played at around 230 pounds prior to his injury last season and that now he is under 220 but still feels "really strong." (Salem News)

He noted that the lighter weight could help him be more mobile and "quicker to an extent." (Salem News)

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Mar 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) skates against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Mar 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) skates against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

8/1/18| Jeff Gorton said that Chris Kreider is not a "young player anymore" and that right now he is in his "prime years." (MSG)

Gorton said that because of Kreider's experience and stature with the team he will be a good player for the young Rangers to "lean on" and added that he feels Kreider is "ready for that role." (MSG)

Kreider, 27, has played in 381 regular season games and 77 playoff games in his NHL career.

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Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) points after his third period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) points after his third period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

Chris Kreider, Vitali Kravtsov and Nils Lundkvist joined Bruce Beck on WNBC's Sports final on Sunday and said:

  • Nils Lundkvist on being drafted, "It feels unbelievable to be part of the Rangers. When they said my name at the draft I couldn't believe that it happened, I'm really excited to see what happens and looking forward to prospect camp and next season. I'm really glad."
  • Vitali Kravtsov on being drafted, I'm really excited to be in New York, great city, great fans, great team. This is my dream."
  • Chris Kreider on what he remembers about the draft, "It's definitely a whirlwind, a fun few weeks where you can look back on and smile. Work comes right after the draft, prospect camp this week and it's kind of trial by fire because they haven't been on the ice and have been focusing on the draft and combine and get thrown right into it. It's a fun experience and something they should try to enjoy and soak up as much as they can."
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Mar 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) and left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrate a 5-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Mar 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) and left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrate a 5-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Chris Kreider has remained in Europe following the World Championships and is spending time with Mika Zibanejad in Sweden.

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Mar 3, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) celebrates a first period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)
Mar 3, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) celebrates a first period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)

Chris Kreider scored twice and was named "Best Player" of the game in Team USA's 4-1 win over Canada.

The win awarded Team USA the bronze medal.

Kreider had five shots on goal, a plus two rating and played 17:34, with 4:05 in the first, 7:38 in the second and 5:51 in the third.

Neal Pionk played 11:57, with 4:20 in the first, 3:04 in the second and 4:33 in the third.

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Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) points after his third period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) points after his third period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

Chris Kreider picked up a secondary assist in Team USA's 6-2 loss to Finland on Tuesday morning.

Kreider had 2 shots on goal and played 14:57, with 4:57 in the first, 5:37 in the second and 4:23 in the third.

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Feb 13, 2018; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) during a game between the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)
Feb 13, 2018; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) during a game between the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)

Neal Pionk scored his second goal in two-games for Team USA in their 9-3 win over Norway.

Pionk had two shots on goal, a plus two rating and played 10:40, with 3:48 in the first, 4:27 in the second and 2:25 in the third.

Pionk was also called for hooking.

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Feb 13, 2018; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) during a game between the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)
Feb 13, 2018; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) during a game between the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)

Team USA defeated South Korea 13-1 at the World Championships on Friday.

Chris Kreider had an assist, 3 shots on goal, a plus one rating and a total of 13:43.

He played 5:09 in the first, 6:17 in the second and 2:17 in the third.

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Mar 3, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) celebrates a first period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)
Mar 3, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) celebrates a first period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)

Chris Kreider scored a PP goal for Team USA in their 3-2 OT win over Latvia in the World Championships.

Kreider had two shots on goal, played 12:24 overall and was called for holding 29 seconds into the game.

Kreider played 3:11 in the first, 4:37 in the second and 4:36 in the third.

Neal Pionk had one shot on goal in 11:58, playing 4:14 in the first, 4:41 in the second and 3:03 in the third

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

5:36PM: Kreider had a goal, an assist and was named as the Player of the Game for Team USA in their win over Denmark.

Kreider had four shots on goal, a plus one rating and 12:36 of ice time.

By period, Kreider played 4:54 in the first, 4:09 in the second period and 3:33 in the third.

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New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

2:45PM:Kreider had two assists and was a plus one in 15:42 in Team USA's shootout win over Canada.

Neal Pionk had one shot on goal, was a plus two and played 16:10.

By period, Pionk played 5:52 in the first, 5:34 in the second, 4:44 in the third and did not see a shift in OT.

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New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

Chris Kreider will play for Team USA at the World Championships this spring in Denmark. (Larry Brooks)

Kreider previously played for Team USA at the Worlds in 2010 and 2011 while at Boston College, scoring three goals and two assists in 13 games.

Pavel Buchnevich is expected to play for Russia and Mika Zibanejad is expected to play for Sweden. (Newsday)

The World Championships begin on May 4.

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The Rangers have announced that Chris Kreider is their nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.

From the Rangers release:

The New York Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) announced today that Rangers forward Chris Kreider has been selected as the team's nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy in 2017-18. The Bill Masterton Trophy is awarded annually to the NHL player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."

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Mar 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) skates with the puck in front of Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella (6) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Mar 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) skates with the puck in front of Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella (6) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

The Rangers scored five goals to open the game and cruised to a 5-1 win over the Sabres on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak.  >> Box score


First Period

  • 16:29 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Jesper Fast
  • 18:02 NYR Jimmy Vesey Assists: Mats Zuccarello

Second Period

  • 3:59 NYR Neal Pionk; Assists: Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes
  • 8:45 NYR Mika Zibanejad (Power Play); Assists: Chris Kreider, Neal Pionk
  • 14:47 NYR Jimmy Vesey (Power Play); Assists: Ryan Spooner, Kevin Hayes

Third Period

  • 15:26 BUF Sam Reinhart (Power Play); Assists: Kyle Okposo, Ryan O'Reilly
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Mar 17, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (17) is congratulated by defenseman Marc Staal (18) and left wing Chris Kreider (20) and center Mika Zibanejad (93) after scoring during the second period against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)
Mar 17, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (17) is congratulated by defenseman Marc Staal (18) and left wing Chris Kreider (20) and center Mika Zibanejad (93) after scoring during the second period against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)

In the past two games, the line of Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad and Jesper Fast has tallied six goals and six assists and that trio has scored six of he seven Ranger goals in that time. (NYR Game Notes)

Alain Vigneault said that he felt Kreider and Zibanejad were playing some of their best hockey of the year right now and that since he put Fast on that line, the trio has been the Rangers best at 5 on 5.

He noted that those three players have gone up against some of the other team's top players and done a "real good job for us."

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Mar 14, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) reacts with New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) and New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (76) after scoring the game winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the overtime period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 14, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) reacts with New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) and New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (76) after scoring the game winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the overtime period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Chris Kreider has six points in the past two games and 10 points in the Rangers last nine games.

7 of Kreider's 10 points in the last nine games have been primary points. (NYR Game Notes)

Prior to the game, Alain Vigneault said that Kreider has always been a "real pro" and is getting a bigger leadership role right now.

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New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

10:46PM: On MSG, Alain Vigneault said that the medical staff held Kreider off for precautionary reasons after he took a hit to the head.

Vigneault said that Kreider passed the tests he took after the hit but the medical staff didn't want to take any chances.

8:42PM: Chris Kreider will not return to tonight's game due to precautionary reasons. (NYR)

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Chris Kreider returned to the Rangers lineup last night and said that he felt like it was his "first NHL game again." (MSG)

Kreider said that he was nervous all day and that ultimately it felt "awesome" and exciting to be back on the ice. (MSG)

Kreider added (NYR Game Notes):

  • "It was definitely an emotional game for me, thinking about where I was six weeks ago and the position I was in, kind of reflecting on all of the support that I had. It's hard because obviously the team is going through a rough time, but I couldn't stop smiling. I'm just happy to be playing hockey again."
  • "It's hard not to appreciate every single game at this point, especially this first one. The right word is perspective, so I was happy to be out there and happy to be with my teammates. I'm just trying to appreciate every moment."

Kreider played 15:59, had 2 shots on goal and 4 hits.

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

5:45PM: Alain Vigneault met with the media before the game and said (NYR):

  • On Grabner being traded, "he was a good player for our team. He got an opportunity to play and play well and he took full advantage of it. He scored some big goals, was a good PKer, good teammate. Tried reaching him a couple of times today, he tried reaching me, we couldn't connect but we wish him the best."
  • What made Grabner so good, "this was all about him, his speed, he was able to get a little bit of confidence and getting those looks and finishing. I hope for him that he does well."
  • Do you know anything about the prospect, "no."
  • Is Kreider coming in, "yes."
  • On the weird feeling the players have, "we address it in the sense that we want our guys to focus on doing their jobs. These are obviously unusual circumstances but you gotta play and try and play well. It's what we will do tonight. We will hopefully do what we did last night in the last 25 minutes, we played quicker, got some good looks. We made more plays and that is what I am hoping we will be able to do tonight."
  • On Kreider, "he hasn't practiced much but the time he has, he is such a hard worker, such a specimen as far as conditioning. He has been anxious to come back and help his teammates and I think he is going to be good."
  • Nash is still out, "yes."
  • Is Henrik in, "no, Alex is going to play."
  • Why, "Just Ben has been wanting a bit more practice time with Hank, he was able to practice with him this morning. Alex played real well last night and want to see what he can do back to back."
  • On Georgiev's confidence, "all young players come in and have energy, play well. The challenge is to sustain it and bring it and say 'boy that guy comes to play every night and play well. Alex is getting his second game tonight, he played well last night and hopefully he can play well."

5:23PM: Chris Kreider returns to the Rangers lineup tonight after being out with and undergoing surgery for a blood clot in his arm.

Alexandar Georgiev starts in net for the Rangers. (NYR)

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6:57PM: Vigneault said of Kreider, "medically he has been cleared, he is good to go. Not tomorrow but could be any time between Friday and Sunday. He's been cleared by the docs, he skated with us again today, not a lot of full practice time, but he skated today. He's staying behind, he will stay with all our injured guys. I would say that Kreids is getting close and that will be a positive and bring us positive energy coming back into our lineup."

12:56PM: Alain Vigneault said today that Chris Kreider has been medically cleared to return for the Rangers and that he could play on Friday or Sunday. (NYR)

Kreider will not travel with the team or play Thursday in Montreal.

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Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) points after his third period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) points after his third period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

4PM: Chris Kreider tells Larry Brooks that he is hoping to join the Rangers at practice on Wednesday. (NY Post)

Kreider reportedly passed a round of tests that allows him to come off of blood thinners and said, "I'm foaming at the mouth to be around the guys and get back onto the ice with them." (NY Post)

He said that he isn't sure if there is a timetable to get back into the lineup but added " I am going to play this year." (NY Post)

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1/13/18 | Chris Kreider can begin working out as soon as the pain from the surgery subsides. (NY Post)

1/9/18 | 5:20PM: The Rangers announced that Chris Kreider underwent successful rib surgery on Sunday and will be reevaluated in six weeks. The team says that Kreider remains out indefinitely. (NYR)

1/5/18| Chris Kreider will undergo surgery to have his rib resected as part of his recovery from a blood clot in his arm.

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

During the first intermission of the Rangers/Blackhawks game on NBCSN, Darren Dreger said that there might be update on the status of Chris Kreider by the end of this week.

Dreger said that the best case scenario for Kreider would be for him to miss 7-8 weeks and that Kreider is following instructions and resting.

Prior to the game against Chicago, Alain Vigneault said that he had no update right now on Kreider. (NYR)

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Oct 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) stops a shot by New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) during second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) stops a shot by New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) during second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Alain Vigneault said on Sunday that Chris Kreider is expecting to be at today's Winter Classic to see his teammates.

Vigneault said that he saw Kreider on Saturday at the Rangers practice facility and that he was in "good spirits."

Kreider posted the following on Instagram last night, "Overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and well wishes from friends, family, and the entire hockey and rangers community. Thank you."

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It was announced yesterday that Chris Kreider will be out indefinitely with a blood clot in his arm.

Kreider is:

  • Tied for 2nd on the Rangers with 11 goals
  • 4th on the team with 22 points
  • 2nd in shots on goal with 93
  • 5th in total ice time among forwards
  • 6th in average ice time per game
  • 3rd on the team in total PP ice time
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Oct 7, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) shoots the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Oct 7, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) shoots the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

1:56PM: Alain Vigneault said that Kreider felt some swelling in his arm before the game on Wednesday but doctors didn't think it was anything out of the ordinary. After the first period though it got to the point where it "was out of the ordinary so they sent him to the hospital and found out." (NYR)

11:20AM: The Rangers have announced that Chris Kreider has a blood clot in his right arm and will be out "indefinitely."

Larry Brooks tweets that the best case scenario, right now, would have Kreider missing 6-8 weeks.

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

12/27/17 | 11:06AM: Kreider has an upper body injury and Alain Vigneault said that there will be more of an update tomorrow. (Rosen)

9:09PM: The Rangers have announced that Chris Kreider will not return to tonight's game.

Kreider played 5:04 in the first period, had 2 shots on goal and one giveaway.

He was on the ice in the first period as late as 22 seconds remaining.

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Jimmy Vesey and J.T. Miller tried to help fuel a late rally for the Rangers after falling behind 2-0, but the Maple Leafs held on and won, 3-2, on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box Score

First period:

  • 17:14 TOR William Nylander; Assists: Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly 

Second period:

  • 0:50 TOR Ron Hainsey (Power Play); Assists: Morgan Rielly, Mitchell Marner
  • 2:37 NYR Jimmy Vesey
  • 11:22 TOR Auston Matthews; Assists: Zach Hyman, William Nylander

Third Period:

  • 11:25 NYR J.T. Miller; Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Chris Kreider
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Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) points after his third period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) points after his third period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

Chris Kreider has 5 goals in the past five games, and 7 total points.

Kreider only scored 5 goals in the first 20 games of the season and 9 total points.

Alain Vigneault said after the Rangers beat Tampa Bay that Kreider has been going to the net hard and that when he does that he is a "tough body" to handle.

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The Panthers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and staved off a Rangers' rally to secure a 5-4 win on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score


First period

  • 5:50 FL Aleksander Barkov (Power Play); Assists: Jonathan Huberdeau, Keith Yandle
  • 9:35 FL Jamie McGinn; Assists: Nick Bjugstad
  • 16:47 FL Micheal Haley; Assists: Keith Yandle, Colton Sceviour

Second Period

  • 4:04 NYR J.T. Miller; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Brady Skjei
  • 8:36 FL Jonathan Huberdeau; Assists: Mike Matheson, MacKenzie Weegar
  • 9:26 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Chris Kreider, David Desharnais
  • 11:16 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, David Desharnais

Third Period

  • 13:28 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: David Desharnais, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 18:51 FL Denis Malgin; Assists: Mark Pysyk, Jonathan Huberdeau
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The Panthers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and staved off a Rangers' rally to secure a 5-4 win on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score


First period

  • 5:50 FL Aleksander Barkov (Power Play); Assists: Jonathan Huberdeau, Keith Yandle
  • 9:35 FL Jamie McGinn; Assists: Nick Bjugstad
  • 16:47 FL Micheal Haley; Assists: Keith Yandle, Colton Sceviour

Second Period

  • 4:04 NYR J.T. Miller; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Brady Skjei
  • 8:36 FL Jonathan Huberdeau; Assists: Mike Matheson, MacKenzie Weegar
  • 9:26 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Chris Kreider, David Desharnais
  • 11:16 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, David Desharnais

Third Period

  • 13:28 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: David Desharnais, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 18:51 FL Denis Malgin; Assists: Mark Pysyk, Jonathan Huberdeau
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Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast scored two goals apiece and Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves as the Rangers won for the ninth time in 11 games with a 6-1 win over the Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Wednesday night. >> Box score


First period:

  • 0:52 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Brendan Smith, J.T. Miller
  • 2:26 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Brady Skjei
  • 8:50 CAR Sebastian Aho (PPG); Teuvo Teravainen, Justin Faulk
  • 10:47 NYR Paul Carey; Assists: Jimmy Vesey, Nick Holden

Second period:

  • NONE

Third period:

  • 0:20 NYR Kreider (PPG); Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Zibanejad
  • 5:45 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Kevin Hayes, Rick Nash
  • 12:26 NYR Fast; Assists: Steven Kampfer
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New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes controls the puck past Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes controls the puck past Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers scored once in the second period and twice in the third en route to a 3-0 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 4:46 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Jesper Fast, Jimmy Vesey

Third period:

  • 4:52 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: Marc Staal, Mats Zuccarello
  • 17:31 NYR Mika Zibanejad (ENG); Assists: Zuccarello, Chris Kreider
Tags: Chris Kreider, Jesper Fast, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Marc Staal, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad
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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers win 00:00:24
Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault discusses the team's 5-3 comeback victory in the third period thanks to three total power-play goals.

The Rangers scored four goals in the third period en route to a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box Score 


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 0:37 CBJ Artemi Panarin; Assists: Zach Werenski, Seth Jones
  • 4:24 CBJ Josh Anderson; Assist: Ryan Murray
  • 12:41 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: J.T. Miller, Nick Holden

Third period:

  • 5:10 NYR Kevin Shattenkirk (power play); Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad
  • 8:01 CBJ Oliver Bjorkstrand; Assists: Brandon Dubinsky, Boone Jenner
  • 9:40 NYR Chris Kreider (power play); Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Zibanejad
  • 11:27 NYR Buchnevich (power play); Assists: Zibanejad, Shattenkirk
  • 19:11 NYR Grabner (ENG)
Tags: Chris Kreider, Kevin Shattenkirk, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad, Nick Holden, Pavel Buchnevich, Rick Nash
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Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center David Desharnais (51) skates with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center David Desharnais (51) skates with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

JT Miller scored the game-winning goal in overtime to secure a 2-1 road victory for the Rangers over the Lightning on Thursday. >> Box Score


First Period

  • 18:34 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Brady Skjei

Second Period

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers' win 00:00:42
Ryan McDonagh and Alain Vigneault talk about the Rangers' toughness as they came from behind to defeat the Golden Knights at the Garden.

The Rangers scored four unanswered goals in the final period to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 6-4 on Tuesday  >> Box Score


First Period

  • 2:45 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: David Desharnais, Ryan McDonagh
  • 5:22 LV Oscar Lindberg; Assists: Alex Tuch, Deryk Engelland
  • 19:21 LV Reilly Smith; Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, Colin Miller

Second Period

  • 1:29 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes
  • 7:06 LV Reilly Smith; Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson
  • 18:59 LV David Perron (Penalty Shot)

Third Period

  • 5:31 NYR Chris Kreider (Power Play); Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
  • 9:26 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Mika Zibanejad
  • 14:11 NYR Mika Zibanejad (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 18:46 NYR Michael Grabner (ENG); Assists: Jesper Fast
Tags: Chris Kreider, Jimmy Vesey, Matz Zuccarello, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad
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Oct 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) stops a shot by New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) during second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) stops a shot by New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) during second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

On Hockey Night in Canada last night, Elliotte Friedman said that the Edmonton Oilers are looking for speed and mentioned the Rangers.

Friedman said, that "I just wonder that depending on what the Rangers decide to do if their could be a fit with someone like Chris Kreider for Edmonton."

Kreider,26, is in the second year of a four-year deal that has a cap hit of $4.625 million per season.

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Chris Kreider has two goals in the past three games and Alain Vigneault said that he looks to be on the right track.

Vigneault said that the Rangers need Kreider to be a "power forward" and need him to produce. (NYR)

Kreider has 2 goals and 3 assists through 11 games and 33 shots on goal with a shooting percentage of 6.1%.

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New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Brady Skjei and Mika Zibanejad scored while Henrik Lundqvist recorded a shutout as the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 17:25 NYR Brady Skjei; Assists: Michael Grabner, J.T. Miller

Second period:

Tags: Brady Skjei, Chris Kreider, Henrik Lundqvist, J.T. Miller, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad, Montreal Canadiens, Pavel Buchnevich
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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

While talking about Chris Kreider at the start of training camp, Alain Vigneault said that it's his job as a coach to get Kreider to play the way he did in the third period against Ottawa in Game 6.

Vigneault said that Kreider has improved and become a "real important player" on the Rangers and said he was a "beast, maybe the best player on the ice" in that third period of Game 6 against Ottawa.

He added that Kreider is "not a kid anymore, it's his turn now and he has to become a real good voice in our room, a great example fitness wise off the ice. We expect more from him and I know we are going to get it."

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Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Kevin Shattenkirk has been skating this summer with Chris Kreider to prepare for the season. (New Caanan News)

Shattenkirk said that he and Kreider skate during the summers with Chris Gragnano, a skills coach, and that he helps them get ready for the season. (New Caanan News)

Kreider said recently that he has stayed around the area for most of the summer and has been working out and getting on the ice.

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Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) prepares for a face off during the overtime period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)
Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) prepares for a face off during the overtime period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)

According to TSN, Chris Kreider leads the NHL in goals that have been tipped or redirected from 2014-15 to 2017.

Kreider's 19 goals is just above Joe Pavelski and Wayne Simmonds.

Travis Yost wrote that for a player who is mostly known for his speed, Kreider can score in a "variety of ways" and shows that he isn't just a "one-dimensional player." (TSN)

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Chris Kreider scored a career high 28 goals this season en route to 53 points in 75 games.

The Hockey News wrote,"He'll be 40 and we'll be saying this will be his breakout season. Don't be surprised when he puts up the same numbers."

Kreider had a career high 186 shots on goal and a shooting percentage of 15.1%.

For a lot more on Kreider's season, click HERE.

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Michael Grabner posted a video today of him jumping out of a pool. It is similar to the famous video of Chris Kreider jumping out of a pool, which is also below.

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 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

Alain Vigneault said on breakup day that Chris Kreider is one of the hardest working players he has ever been around.

Vigneault said that Kreider is working not only working on his strength but also on the mental parts of his game and added "I think Kreids has taken steps every year. This year was another step and experience for him and I think it will make him better."

When he was asked about Kreider again, Vigneault said "the Chris Kreider we saw in the third period of Game 6, boy, I would have liked to see him on a more regular basis. That is part of the growth and evolution as a player."

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers lose 00:04:17
Marc Malusis and Sal Licata break down the Rangers' loss to the Senators in Game 6 and debate what caused this team to not go further.

The New York Rangers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

The Senators will face the winner of the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins series in the Eastern Conference finals.>> Read more


First period: 

Tags: Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad, Nick Holden, Ottawa Senators
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Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) prepares for a face off during the overtime period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)
Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) prepares for a face off during the overtime period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)

4/22/17 | 5:51PM: Alain Vigneault said that "Chris Kreider was back" around the 15 minute mark of the third period, and OT, of Game 5 and started to use his speed, went to the net and protected the puck.

4/21/17 | Prior to Game 5, Larry Brooks wrote that Chris Kreider needed to go to the net and stop "tiptoeing" around Carey Price's crease as if it was an "active minefield." (NY Post)

In the first four games of the series Kreider averaged 17:11 per game, had 0 points, 8 shots on goal, 12 hits, 3 giveaways, 1 takeaway and 3 blocked shots.

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Larry Brooks writes that Chris Kreider has not been making an impact in this series, other than blocking a shot from Shea Weber in Game two. (NY Post)

Vigneault said on Sunday that he is expecting more from Kreider after playing two "ordinary games." (Engels)

Through two games Kreider had four shots on goal, 3 in game two, and has averaged 18:33.

Tags: Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad
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Jan 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason (35) makes a save as New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks for a rebound during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jan 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason (35) makes a save as New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks for a rebound during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Chris Kreider was asked about his incident with Carey Price in Game 1 of the 2014 Eastern Conference Final and said that it was a "long time ago" and said that he is just focused on game 1. (NYR)

He was then asked the following question by a reporter: "It seems like there were a few of those incidents in a short span of time and since then it seems like there has not been that kind of play. Was it a case of you changing your style or those were just accidents? (NYR)

Kreider responded, "we got a really good skating coach here, yea, working on my edges and really learning how to stop. No, my game hasn't changed. For me to be effective I need to go to the crease. That is where I am going to score goals, I don't have a big one-timer, I'm not scoring from distance so I need to be a big body and get to the top of the paint and try to bang stuff home. I'm lucky to play with some very good players who really work the puck well on the perimeter and get it to the net. I have a real easy job, a simple job, it's not always the easiest thing to do but just get there and tip pucks or jam pucks home." (NYR)

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New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, center Mika Zibanejad and center Oscar Lindberg pose before the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, center Mika Zibanejad and center Oscar Lindberg pose before the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 0:33 PHI Valtteri Filppula; Assist: Jordan Weal
  • 3:57 NYR Mika Zibanejad (power play); Assist: Mats Zuccarello
  • 7:10 NYR Brendan Smith; Assists: Zuccarello, Derek Stepan

Third period:

  • 7:01 NYR Oscar Lindberg; Assists: Dan Girardi, Zuccarello    
  • 9:10 NYR Chris Kreider; Assist: Stepan
  • 17:54 PHI Brayden Schenn; Assist: Shayne Gostisbehere
  • 18:45 PHI Filppula; Assists: Jakub Voracek, Gostisbehere   
Tags: Chris Kreider, Dan Girardi, Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad, Oscar Lindberg, Philadelphia Flyers
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