Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/20/14
After Rick Nash was held out of practice today because of a "maintenance day, " the New York Rangers recalled Chris Kreider just 24 hours after sending him down to the Connecticut Whale. The move was designed to get Kreider, who was a healthy scratch Thursday vs. the Islanders and sparingly used prior, some much needed playing time. With Kreider back so quickly, thoughts have turned to why Nash was held out and if anything significant is wrong with him. Melissa aka @BlknBlueShirts tweeted earlier today that the Rangers announced at last night's season subscribers event in New York that Nash couldn't attend because of an illness. ...This move is odd on a lot of fronts. If Kreider needed to be sent down to get playing time, why is he the first recall because of Nash possibly missing Sunday's game? Why not a guy like Brandon Mashinter, who's been playing well? Let's say Nash does miss Sunday's game and is back Tuesday, Kreider just gets one game and goes back down, when he could've played three with the Whale and gotten plenty of ice time? The move doesn't make sense to me. Follow me on Twitter @TheWrage. E-mail me with any questions or comments at Jwrabel9@hotmail.com
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