Posts Tagged ‘Chris Kreider’

Rangers forward Chris Kreider out indefinitely after hand surgery

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Chris Kreider's 37 points ranked sixth on the Rangers at the time of his injury. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Chris Kreider’s 37 points ranked sixth on the Rangers at the time of his injury. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Darian Somers

Chris Kreider’s season is likely over.

The Rangers’ winger underwent surgery on his broken left hand on Friday, the team announced on Twitter.

Kreider had played in 66 games, recording 37 points this season for the Rangers, including 17 goals. He suffered the injury in a game against Columbus, playing two more games after hurting the hand.

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  • Published On Mar 28, 2014
  • Top Line: Maple Leafs raked again; Teravainen’s terrific debut; more links

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    Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier vs. St. Louis Blues

    Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was under siege and all night against St. Louis. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • It wasn’t so much that the Maple Leafs’ losing streak reached six games on Wednesday night as it was that their effort has Toronto’s fans asking some tough questions about the way the team was built and is being coached.

    • How bad was it? Blues coach Ken Hitchcock says that his team should have scored 10 goals.

    • Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle made a critical mistake late that may have cost his team the game. Steve Simmons says that Carlyle’s decision was inexcusable.

    • The Blackhawks Teuvo Teravainen was not handed the Calder Trophy after his first shift, but the Finnish phenom looked pretty solid in his NHL debut with Chicago on Wednesday night.

    • A disputed goal by Cam Atkinson left Red Wings fans seeing red and led to a critical win for the Blue Jackets.

    • The Rangers say that Chris Kreider will miss tonight’s game against the Flyers, but there’s speculation that a hand injury will force him to miss a month or more. A tough break if true for the Blueshirts, a team that’s fighting for its playoff life, and a good reminder to keep your palms in when blocking shots.

    • Philadelphia made a bold decision by letting Danny Briere skate off as a free agent last summer in favor of signing Vincent Lecavalier. So far, Briere has done nothing to make the Flyers regret that part of the deal, but they’re still waiting for Lecavalier to pay dividends.

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  • Published On Mar 26, 2014
  • Top Line: Jonathan Drouin cut; Ilya Bryzgalov a Penguin?; more links

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    Jonathan Drouin of the Tampa Bay Lightning was sent back to his junior team.

    Jonathan Drouin never got used to the speed of the NHL game and is now bound for Halifax. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • Many pundits saw winger Jonathan Drouin as a strong contender for the Calder Trophy. Steve Yzerman did not share their enthusiasm. The Lightning GM returned the third-overall pick to the QMJHL on Sunday, saying Drouin wasn’t yet ready for the rigors of the NHL. Equally surprising: the team also cut camp standout forward Brett Connolly.

    • Are the Penguins interested in Ilya Bryzgalov or not? One Pittsburgh reporter says yes. Another says not so fast.

    • The Penguins won’t be forced into making a trade to remain cap compliant, says GM Ray Shero. That doesn’t bode well for the status of injured defenseman Kris Letang.

    • The Blackhawks were presented with their Stanley Cup rings on Sunday. They’re pretty shiny.

    • Among Jack Todd’s preseason predictions: He likes Carey Price’s chances for a bounceback season in goal for the Canadiens, and he picks the Devils to surprise in the East.

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  • Published On Sep 30, 2013
  • Top Line: Ducks threaten Blackhawks; Penguins getting stronger, more links

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    Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks

    In their first meeting, the Ducks handed the Blackhawks a 3-2 shootout loss on Feb. 12. (Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

    By Allan Muir

    A notated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • This is amazing: with a win tonight over the visiting Blackhawks, the Ducks could pull within three points of the Western Conference leaders…and they still have a game in hand. Hard not to look at this as a playoff preview.

    • The Penguins fought their way through the slop to run their winning streak to 10 games by beating the Caps, 2-1. Stretching it to 11 will be a whole lot easier if Evgeni Malkin returns the to lineup Friday as expected.

    • Max Talbot has been Philly’s best forward in each of the last four games. If that keeps up, there’s no way this team makes the playoffs.

    • Niklas Kronwall resisted the urge to replace Nick Lidstrom, and by staying within himself he’s made a greater contribution to Detroit’s revamped blueline.

    • Capgeek has the cap-hit leaders for 2013-14. Two new entries crack the top five…can you guess who?

    • Another day, another sexual assault arrest in hockey. I can already hear this one being sloughed off as a little drunken silliness. It shouldn’t be.

    • It sounds like Rick DiPietro is finding success –  and maybe a little peace – in the AHL.

    • The Blues expect to get T.J. Oshie back in the lineup this week…and that could mean the end of their awkward three-goalie rotation. Jake Allen’s going nowhere, Which suggests that bad news is coming for Brian Elliott.

    • Nice .gif work by the boys over at The Score capturing Sergei Bobrovsky’s eye-opening meeting with the smelling salts after taking a Kevin Klein slap shot to the mask.

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  • Published On Mar 20, 2013