Chris Kreider out tonight, not with team in Edmonton

November 13, 2016, by

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Per Brett Cyrgalis, forward Chris Kreider is out tonight against the Oilers, and is not traveling with the team. I’d venture a guess that since he’s not with the club, then he is not playing on Tuesday night in Vancouver either. Obviously this is not a good sign for the winger, who had finally seemed to find his stride and was on pace for a career year.

Kreider had missed time early in October with neck spasms. No more details are available aside from the standard “upper body injury” at the moment, but being sent back to get more tests is never a good sign. Could be a precaution, as neck/back spasms stink something fierce. More to come, obviously.

Oscar Lindberg will get back into the lineup while Kreider is out.

Categories : Injuries


  1. agentsmith says:

    irresponsible rumormogering perhaps… but.. it took a week to return from “neck spasms” (which could also be a conc. sysmptom.) was slow to get up from behind flames net late last game… ?

    maybe symptoms recurring?

  2. Bloomer says:

    Kreider’s speed will be missed tonight.

  3. 43 says:

    Buch out too

  4. Peter says:

    Talented young man. Let’s all hope that he recovers and is healthy soon.

  5. Bloomer says:

    Grabner opens the scoring with his 9th goal of the season. Took him 80 games to reach the same plateau plaiyng for the Leafs last year.

  6. Bloomer says:

    Girardi makes it 2-0.

    • Chris72 says:

      Good win tonight. I just hope Kreider & Buch can find their way back to the ice soon (healthy enough to play of course). I know we’ve been talking a lot about the Rangers depth this year but replacing two players of that caliber for an extensive period of time is a lot to ask. Grabner is off to a great start but is NOT a top 4 winger and would hate to see him forced into that role because of injuries. FINGERS CROSSED

      • Peter says:

        Chris, how many of the other Ranger wingers have netted 34 and 20 goals in a season? Perhaps Grabner was used badly by other teams? So far at least, no matter what line he has been put on by the coach, he has performed. Don’t worry and enjoy it!

  7. wwpd says:

    Missed the 1st period. What’s the deal with Buch?

  8. Bobby B says:

    I hope I am wrong but, I fear Kreider has a herniated disc in his neck ( NOT GOOD) , Bush is going to have to put on 20lbs of pure muscle to survive the rigors of playing in the NHL.

  9. Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

    I know it’s early, but is Grabner, dollar for dollar, the greatest FA signing in team history?

    Wow, just wow!

    • wwpd says:

      Of recent history, he’s certainly giving Vesey and Hayes a run for their money

    • Chris72 says:

      For a guy who slowly slipped into NHL mediocrity after scoring 34 & 20 in his first two seasons, it’s amazing watching the revival. I just hope he is not forced into a top 6 role with the injuries starting to mount.

      How good was Raanta tonight? The Rangers looked TIRED for a large part of the third period and even parts of the second but were picked up by there goaltender tonight.

      • Peter says:

        Raanta was superb. Again, I’d like to see him get about 30 starts to keep him, and Hank, sharp.

        Grabner is not only scoring the goals, but he is forcing turnovers and then capitalizing on them. He did it again last night. I don’t know how he was used on other teams the last few years, but he looks to be at home with the Rangers. May he continue to tear it up!

      • Peter says:

        I think if you look at Grabner’s stats, and look at the number of games he played in prior seasons, you’ll see that the only mediocre seasons he really has had were last year in Toronto (an awful team) and in ’13 – ’14 with the Isles. So, I believe that saying he had slipped into mediocrity is overstating the case. He might not stay on fire, but his game seems well suited for the Rangers’ system. A gem if a signing thus far by Gorton.

  10. Bloomer says:

    Rangers up 3-1 but outplayed in the second. The Hayes line can’t get anything going with Jesper on the right wing. Why doesn’t the Coach give Pirri an opportunity there, he can actually make an play and create some offence.

  11. Craig says:

    How about all those Girardi bashers out there that said he was finished. He is healthy this year and has really rebounded so far. Let’s give some credit were credit is due.

    • SalMerc says:

      And this is a back to back game and Girardi looks good. AV shortened his bench significantly in the 3rd period. Thinking we may need a forward later this week called up.

      • SalMerc says:

        Two Thumbs down? I would think such a benign comment should get at least 5 thumbs down by now.

  12. amy says:

    this team is playing great right now thisi

  13. amy says:

    this is a winnable road trip

  14. DAVID k says:

    I said it before the season started Buch needs to bulk up to stay healthy in the North American rinks. Kreider situation could be an issue (out twice not even a 1/4 way thru the season)

  15. 43 says:

    Is it too early to say Grabner’s back? I see another 30 goal season for him.