Rangers left wing Chris Kreider suffered a fractured foot in the first period of Friday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers and will not return, the team announced.
Kreider had just signed a seven-year deal worth $6.5 million per year on Monday, Feb. 24.
Trade rumors had been going on with Kreider for weeks, as the Rangers and his team couldn't find an agreement on an extension. Before he and the Rangers agreed to a deal, teams like the Bruins, Blues, Golden Knights, and Avalanche were among the reported eight teams interested in acquiring him.
Kreider has played 522 games for the Rangers since being drafted with the No. 19 pick in the 2009 NHL Draft out of Boston College. He made his debut with the team in 2012, and has registered 157 goals and 159 points over his eight-year career.
He's tallied 24 goals and 21 assists this season, as the Rangers have won five-straight games and are two points out of a wild-card spot.