Kreider (neck) skated on his own Thursday morning, but is unlikely to play until at least Sunday, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
Turns out that head coach Alain Vigneault's "more than day-to-day" estimation was accurate considering Kreider will likely miss his second straight game, but probably not much beyond that. The Rangers are off to a hot start, but they would surely still love to have Kreider's production back sooner rather than later.
Kreider (neck) is not expected to play in Wednesday's clash with the Bruins according to head coach Alain Vigneault, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports. Vigneault added that Kreider "might be more than day-to-day."
Aside from Vignealt's ominously phrased description, there hasn't been any indication as to when Kreider might return to action. Kreider was off to an excellent start to the season, so his return would be very welcome for the Rangers and fantasy owners alike. Stay tuned for more updates on his health as they come in.
Kreider is day-to-day with a neck strain and will not play in Sunday's game against the Coyotes.
It's a tough break for Kreider and his owners, as he's come out of the gate absolutely flying with seven points and 23 shots on goal in his first five games. The loss will be offset by the return of Oscar Lindberg (hip), who will make his season debut.
Kreider finished last season strong with 17 goals and 31 points over his final 50 games, and the 25-year-old winger might finally be putting his offensive game together at the highest level. He owns the size, speed and skill to be a formidable power forward, and he's showing signs of breaking out in a big way thus far. Kreider's averaging five shots per game and already has two power-play tallies after notching just eight man-advantage points in each of the past two seasons. Best of all, though, he's tied for second in NHL scoring with seven points through four games.
That's three goal-and-assist stat lines in three games for Kreider, who finally looks like he's emerging into the star