Star Forward expected to miss 4-6 weeks with leg injury
Chris Kreider is expected to miss four to six weeks of action after fracturing his ankle on February 28th. Kreider hurt his leg while attempting to block a shot in the first period of a 5-2 loss against the Philadelphia Flyers.
On Wednesday, the Rangers’ GM told the NHL Network, “We’re obviously hopeful sooner than later… But I think with these things, it’s weight bearing when you break your foot. I think if you look over time, some of the people who have had the same type of injury, you’re looking at 4-6 weeks as probably realistic.”
Kreider signed a seven-year contract extension with the Blueshirts worth $6.5 million per season back on February 24th. Kreider would have become a free agent on July 1st had he not signed the extension. In 63 games this season, Kreider has scored 24 goals and recorded 21 assists for 45 total points.
The Rangers are currently in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference Wild Card Race. They have a record of 35-27-4 for 74 points on the season. Since Kreider’s injury, the Rangers are 0-2-0 in their last two games.