10/27/16 | Alain Vigneault said Thursday that Chris Kreider skated on his own this morning and "coming along very well."
Kreider won't travel with the team to Carolina and Vigneault, citing a need to change the practice schedule, said that he didn't think Kreider would play on Sunday against Tampa.
Vigneault said that Kreider will need at least one practice and to take some contact to see if he is ready to return. He noted that since Kreider has been out for a little while, appearing in the morning skate Sunday wouldn't be enough for him to play.
10/26/16 | Vigneault said on Tuesday that Kreider is getting treatment on his neck and riding the bike. He said that he continues to be day to day.
Kreider could be placed on IR to open up a spot for Pavel Buchnevich on Friday.
He would likely be placed on IR retroactively to last Sunday which would mean he would be eligible to play against Tampa Bay this Sunday. (NY Post)
Vigneault added that when Kreider returns he would like to see him with Zibanejad and Zuccarello, saying that "that it could be a dynamic line with a lot of speed combined with skill. I see that line as a good combo and we have played it together and they have played well."
10/25 | 1:50PM: Chris Kreider did not skate today during practice and is not expected to play for the Rangers tomorrow against the Bruins. (Cyrgalis)
The Rangers say that Kreider remains day to day with neck spasms.