In 381 career regular season games, Chris Kreider has played a total of 5 minutes and 37 seconds of time on the penalty Kill.
In last Monday's preseason game against the Devils, Kreider played a total of 19:57 with 3:28 coming on the PK.
David Quinn said this past week that the Rangers are trying to figure out if Kreider can be used in shorthanded situations because with his speed, he makes a PP "uncomfortable." (NYR)
Quinn said that he envisions using Kreider as a "weapon" on the PK and being able to disrupt breakouts and create shorthanded opportunities. (NYR)
He said, "we gotta find a way to let his speed influence the PK." (NYR)
Kreider said that he killed penalties at BC and noted that with his skill-set, it should be something he is good at.
He said that there is a learning curve but that he looks forward to "trying to do it to the best of my ability." (NY Post)
Adam Rotter: It makes sense. Michael Grabner filled a similar role on the PK for a year and a half and was great. The issue with Kreider on the PK is how it shakes out with the rest of his ice time. He's going to be on the top-line and he's going to be in front of the net on the top PP unit. He's only averaged 15:40 per game in his career, so there is likely 1-2 minutes more per game that he can take on via PK, but that will be up to David Quinn and if Kreider can excel in that role.