Kreider scored a goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over Minnesota. Despite logging nearly three minutes less (16:49) than his customary ice time, the 24-year-old collects his first point in four games and snaps a five-game goalless drought. Although he reaches a milestone with the 50th goal of his career, Kreider has the potential for more, but has not found consistency through three-plus seasons in the NHL. The Massachusetts native has 24 points through 48 games this season.
Kreider (neck) was minus-1 with two shots on goal in Sunday's loss to Ottawa. Don't fret, all but three skaters on the team's box score registered a minus rating for the game and after a five day absence from game action, a little rust should be expected. While the 24-year-old did log just under 18 minutes of ice time, neck injuries can linger on, so monitor his progress in the coming days before you restore him to the lineup permanently. Kreider has nine goals and 23 points through 45 games played this season.
Kreider (neck) will rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Senators. Kreider missed Friday's contest due to neck spasms that surfaced Thursday, but the extra rest must have done enough for his reinsertion. The veteran winger is expected to slot in as the left wing on the second line Sunday alongside Derek Stepan and J.T. Miller with Rick Nash (leg) ruled out, but things could change a bit again Monday if Nash returns as expected.
Kreider (neck) won't play in Friday's game against the Hurricanes. Kreider's neck spasms surfaced at some point over the last few days, resulting in him skating by himself following Thursday's practice. It appears the issue hasn't receded enough for him to play Friday, allowing Daniel Paille to make his Rangers debut. Kreider's next chance to play now comes Sunday against the Senators.
Kreider is dealing with neck spasms and skated by himself following Thursday's practice. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault added the team will "see how he feels tomorrow (Friday)." This is the first we've heard of Kreider's neck issue, but we expect that he will be reevaluated ahead of Thursday's road game against the Hurricanes. The third-year winger has jumped off to a fast start in 2016, notching three goals with two assists in six games.
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