Kreider (lower body) will remain on the shelf against the Capitals on Monday.

Kreider will be unavailable for the third straight contest due to his lingering lower-body problem. In his stead, the Rangers are poised to utilize Artemi Panarin on the top line with Mike Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich. At this point, New York is a long shot to make the postseason, so the team may be extra cautious about inserting Kreider into the lineup without much to play for.

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