Found January 22, 2013 on
The Rangers got a scare Sunday night when one of their top prospects took a bone-jarring hit, but it sounds like there’s nothing to worry about.
Rangers rookie forward Chris Kreider skated into the offensive zone with his head down, and Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik made the youngster pay in a big way. Orpik delivered a huge hit, planting his shoulder into Kreider’s chest, sending the Boston College product flying into the air.
Kreider came down hard on the blue line, and was in a world of hurt. It appears as if he’ll be OK, though.
NJ.com reports that Kreider returned to practice on Monday, and he said he’s feeling fine.
“[My] jaw tightened up,” Kreider said, according to the website. “I’ve had jaw problems in the past … the TMJ joint just spasmed.”
The hit was actually Eagle-on-Eagle crime, as Orpik also played his college hockey under Jerry York at the Heights.
“I think he learned that at [Boston College],” Kreider joked.
See the hit below.
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