Kreider (foot) resumed skating and stickhandling in a sweatsuit Tuesday, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports. Kreider's recovery timetable hasn't changed, which means he'll be lucky to return before the regular season comes to a close April 4 against the Blackhawks, but it was nonetheless an encouraging sign to see him back on the ice Tuesday. If the Rangers are able to sneak into the playoffs, the 28-year-old winger will likely be ready to return at some point during Round 1. That'd be a huge boon to New York's postseason chances. as Kreider has been a force up front for the Rangers when healthy this season, having racked up 24 goals, 45 points and 116 hits in 63 games.
General manager Jeff Gorton said Kreider (foot) will sit out 4-to-6 weeks as he recovers from a broken foot, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports. Kreider sustained this injury blocking a shot Feb. 28 against the Flyers, so the four-week timeline would have him returning March 28 against the Lightning. There's a lot of ground to cover between then and now, but even if it favors the six-week plan, the 28-year-old winger would be ready for a possible playoff run. For the time being, the Rangers have afforded Phil Di Giuseppe the first crack at Kreider's top-line role, but head coach David Quinn hasn't been shy about rotating other players into the top six.
Head coach David Quinn said there's no timetable for Kreider (foot) to return, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports. Kreider broke his foot on a blocked shot in the first period of Friday's game against the Flyers. Despite the lack of an official timeline for his return, it's expected that the 28-year-old will miss a significant chunk of time given the nature of the injury. An update on his status should be available in the coming days.
Kreider (foot) will not return to Friday's game against the Flyers. Kreider suffered a fractured foot on a Philippe Myers shot in the first period. He took one shift after that, but ultimately retreated to the locker room, where the diagnosis was made. Losing Kreider is a massive blow to the Rangers and fantasy owners alike. He has 45 points, including 13 on the power play, through 63 appearances, but he'll likely be sidelined for multiple weeks at a minimum.
Kreider (illness) will play against the Islanders on Tuesday. Kreider signed a seven-year contract worth $6.5 million annually Monday, and he'll focus on bringing the Blueshirts back to the playoffs for the first time in three years. The 28-year-old has been excellent over the last month, racking up seven goals and 13 points over 12 games.
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