Possible Lineup Changes For Game 3; Mason Out Again; Kreider Improving

After this morning’s optional practice, Alain Vigneault hinted that there might be a lineup change coming for Game 3 in Philadelphia tomorrow night (via Bergen Record)… “I’m still in the process of deciding that…If I feel that there’s something that’s better for the team.” Jesper Fast played just three shifts in third period yesterday as Vigneault double shifted some...
Via NY Rangers Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kreider Still Not Close

Steve Zipay at Newsday reports that he ran into Chris Kreider (borken left hand) in the Rangers locker room yesterday and says that while the 22-year old forward is dying to play he’s still not close. Those close to the team have put Kreider’s return somewhere in the second round if the Rangers are able to advance past the Flyers. …when you lose a significant piece of your...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Zipay: Kreider may be ready for second round

Per Steve Zipay, injured winger Chris Kreider will likely miss the first round of the playoffs, but should be ready for the second round should the Rangers advance: Chris Kreider (surgery on left hand March 28) is progressing and the 17-goal scorer should be ready if the Rangers advance to the second round. This means […]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fast or Carcillo: Lineup decision plays key role

When Chris Kreider went down with his hand injury, the Rangers were left with a problem in their top-six forwards. There were few options to fill in for Kreider, and none that could provide the scoring threat that Kreider provides on a nightly basis. Dan Carcillo has been a pleasant surprise, and Jesper Fast has […]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kreider Skates, McDonagh Does Not at Optional This Morning

Chris Kreider (broken left hand) was back on the ice for the second time in three days as he participated in this morning’s optional skate. Kreider had gloves on both hands, but was only using his right as he did tip drills in the crease. …definitely encouraging seeing him out there, but I don’t think his timetable has been changed as the earliest he’d be back would be sometime...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Lines; McDonagh Coming Along; Kreider Does Off Ice Workout

Armed with a brand new toy (aka Jesper Fast), Alain Vigneault tinkered with the forward lines at practice this morning… Nash-Stepan-St. Louis Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello Hagelin-Richards-Fast Boyle-Moore-Dorsett AV said he has yet to decided if this will be his lineup tomorrow night against the Hurricanes. …there’s no trio going better on the Rangers than the Brassard line...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers recall Jesper Fast

To help fill the hole left by Chris Kreider’s hand injury, the Rangers have recalled forward Jesper Fast from the Hartford Wolf Pack. Fast, who initially broke camp with the Rangers, was a sixth round draft pick in 2010, and has a line of 17-17-34 in 48 games with the Pack this season. He’s widely […]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kreider’s injury causing depth issues

When Chris Kreider went down with his hand injury last month, the Rangers needed to scramble to find options to fill his spot in the top-nine (AV uses his top-nine for scoring, and his fourth line for defense). After all, the Rangers were losing one of their fastest skaters, one of their more potent offensive […]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Chris Kreider has Surgery

The New York Rangers announced earlier today that forward Chris Kreider will be out indefinitely following hand surgery.The twenty-two year old suffered a broken hand and was expected to miss a month. The team then announced that he had surgery to repair the break but now it is not known whether or not if that month will be longer/shorter then the original estimation.Bobak Ha'...
Via Sports Injury Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers’ Chris Kreider Could Miss ‘At Least A Month’ With Hand Injury

The New York Rangers likely will go into the Stanley Cup playoffs without winger Chris Kreider, who has suffered a hand injury and could miss more than a month, per TSN’s Bob McKenzie. Chris Kreider expected to be out of NYR lineup for extended period: at least a month, maybe much longer. Hand injury, possibly broken bone.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 26, 2014 The Rangers...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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