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Kreider has surgery; Falk not with team on trip; Straka retires

Per Sean Hartnett, injured winger Chris Kreider had surgery on his hand and will be out indefinitely. Kreider was not on the road trip with the team, and will be out for at least the remainder of the regular season. Kreider’s 37 points (6th on the team) and 17 goals (3rd) leave a big hole in the lineup that will need to be filled by the snake-bitten Martin St. Louis, among others. With Kreider’s injury, it is unlikely that J.T. Miller will be returned to Hartford at all this season.

Per Pat Leonard, defenseman Justin Falk is not on this trip, as his wife is having a baby. Falk hasn’t played since December 29th, and has played just 20 games this season.

One last note: Martin Straka officially retired yesterday. In three seasons with the Rangers, Straka put up a line of 65-122-187 in 224 games.

4 Responses to “Kreider has surgery; Falk not with team on trip; Straka retires”

  1. Walt says:

    Get well quickly Chris!

    Justin Falk, and wife to have a new baby, wonderful, best to you both.

    Martin Straka officially retired, WTF, where has he been playing? I thought he had retired already, but now it’s offical. The best to you as well Marty. It was fun watching you and Jagr skating together. Those were some poor teams, but Marty made them a hell of a lot better!!!!!

    • Tim B says:

      Straka was playing for HC Plzén 1929 in Czech Republic. Still racking up points.

    • Tim says:

      In fairness to the Renney Straka teams…they had half the talent we have now, but they went 3/3 on making the playoffs, and made it to the 2nd round twice.

      Loved Marty selling out on the penalty kill that guy did everything it took to win…

    • scrangersfan says:

      As did Jagr.