It was announced yesterday that Chris Kreider will be out indefinitely with a blood clot in his arm.
- 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
Adam Rotter: It's a big loss for the Rangers and Kreider, with his various skills and physical attributes, is not someone that can easily be replaced. He has been excellent as a net front presence on the PP, his speed always has to be accounted for as well as his potential every time he is on the ice. Kreider can be a force, create opportunities with his speed and cause havoc/offensive chances when he drives to the net. There is an spot in the top-six that someone like JT Miller could find himself in. Miller has been up and down the lineup this season but he can play that physical, tough kind of style that Kreider does at times. Miller, nor Vesey or Buchnevich, can't match the speed of Kreider, pretty much no one can, but the Rangers do have some options and this is a case where their depth could help keep things afloat.