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Chris Kreider | Winger | #20

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 224
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (19) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Kreider will play for Team U.S.A. in the upcoming IHF World Championships.
Kreider has played for the U.S. twice before in this tournament and has also represented his country in the World Junior Hockey Championships. After missing much of the season with a blood cot in his rib area, Kreider obviously wants a little more competitive hockey under his belt before he hangs up his skates for the off-season. Apr 7 - 11:13 AM

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Chris Kreider dropped 15 pounds while he was sidelined with a blood clot and rib resection surgery and he plans to keep that weight off.

Kreider entered the season at about 235 pounds. "What I’ve learned is that by getting to the puck even a millisecond sooner, you have such an advantage in battles because you have the leverage," Kreider said. "I don’t think I’m giving up anything in my ability to be physical, either. So this is a good weight for me. I’m not looking to put it back on in my offseason training." Kreider's been red hot lately with seven points in his past three games. It will be interesting to see what he can do with a full season at this weight in 2018-19.
Source: NY Post
Mar 22 - 11:34 AM

Chris Kreider had a pair of assists in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blues.

That gives Kreider six points in his last two games. He's been limited to just 48 games this season due in large part to a blood clot in his arm, but he's been great when healthy with 13 goals and 32 points.
Source: NY Post
Mar 18 - 10:53 AM

Keith Kreider has been very productive since his return to the lineup from injury over three weeks ago.

Kreider has registered eight points in the Rangers' last eight games, including four against the Penguins this past Thursday. He's skating alongside Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich on New York's top line so we like haveing him in our fantasy lineup even if the Rangers are not in the playoff hunt.
Mar 17 - 10:42 AM

Chris Kreider scored a goal and picked up three assists in a 4-3 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Kreider was perfectly positioned to pick up the rebound off of Pavel Buchnevich's hard shot from the wall. Kreider then followed that up with an assist on Jesper Fast's 11th of the year before getting another assist on Mika Zibanejad's game-tying goal with just over three minutes left in regulation. Kreider is now up to 13 goals, putting him on pace for his first sub-20 goal season since 2013-14. The 26-year-old forward has 30 points in 47 games this season.
Mar 14 - 10:44 PM

Chris Kreider (head) believes he'll be able to play on Saturday.

Kreider crashed into the boards Thursday night and was pulled from the game by a spotter. He went through the concussion protocol and passed, but sat out the remainder of the contest for precautionary reasons. He took part in Friday's practice so everything seems good, but Rangers coach Alain Vigneault referred to him as 50-50 for Saturday's game, so we'll see.
Mar 9 - 2:44 PM

Chris Kreider left Thursday's game because he was struck in the head.

The good news is that he passed the concussion tests and was kept out of the game beyond that for precautionary reasons. We'll continue to list him as day-to-day for now, but he might still be able to play on Saturday.
Source: NY Post
Mar 9 - 7:55 AM

Chris Kreider suffered an undisclosed injury in Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Rangers tweeted that he's being held out for precautionary reasons. They'll likely provide an update on his status after the game.
Mar 8 - 9:04 PM

Chris Kreider played on the Rangers' top line Friday night in his return to action after missing 24 games following surgery to deal with a blood clot.

Kreider skated alongside Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich, and although he didn't register a point in the Rangers' 4-1 loss to Minnesota, he played a solid game. "I thought he brought us some good energy," Ranger coach Alain Vigneault said. "The speed that he brings, that take-away speed that he has where he can push the other team’s defense, it was there. You saw a young man there that was out for quite some time with a serious injury. He really worked his way back, and wanted to come back and help the team. It was good to see." Even with the Rangers bailing on the season, Kreider is still a fantasy asset.
Source: NY Post
Feb 24 - 12:23 PM

Chris Kreider (rib surgery) will make his return on Friday.

Kreider was last able to play on Dec. 27. He had been diagnosed with a blood clot in his arm and that led to him having rib resection surgery on Jan. 7. Before all that happened, he had 11 goals and 22 points in 37 contests this season.
Feb 23 - 5:10 PM

Chris Kreider (rib surgery) has received medical clearance to return to the Rangers.

Kreider still won't play on Thursday, but he might make his return on Friday or Sunday. He hasn't been able to play since Dec. 27 after being diagnosed with a blood clot and he then needed to have rib resection surgery on Jan. 7.
Feb 21 - 1:23 PM

Chris Kreider (rib surgery) joined the Rangers for Wednesday's practice.

It was Kreider's first time practicing since he was diagnosed with a blood clot on Dec. 27. It's a big step forward for him, but keep in mind that he was wearing a non-contact jersey, so he still has some steps to go through before he's ready to return. His goal is to play again before the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
Feb 14 - 5:37 PM

Chris Kreider (rib surgery) might be able to start practicing as early as Wednesday.

"That’s sure what I’m hoping for," Kreider said. "I don’t know if there is a specific timetable for me to be get back in the lineup, but I can tell you this as a fact: I am going to play this year." Kreider hasn't played since Dec. 27 because of a blood clot in his arm and that led to him having rib resection surgery on Jan. 7. He feels lucky to be healthy again and at this point he's even been cleared to get off blood thinners. He isn't expected to take contact just yet though, so there are still some hurdles for him to overcome before he's ready to return.
Source: NY Post
Feb 14 - 5:37 AM

Chris Kreider (rib surgery) has started to do some light skating.

There's no timetable for Kreider's return yet. He last played on Dec. 27 and was shutdown because of a blood clot in his arm. That diagnosis led to him having rib resection surgery on Jan. 7.
Jan 31 - 2:14 PM

Chris Kreider was released from the hospital on Tuesday following his rib resection surgery.

Kreider had the operation on Sunday and as previously reported, it was a success. The procedure was apparently necessitated by the blood clot discovered in his arm on Dec. 27, so he's dealing with one overall issue rather than two separate conditions. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined for, but he won't be re-evaluated for another six weeks.
Source: NY Post
Jan 10 - 6:59 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3David Desharnais
4Ryan Spooner
5Peter Holland
6Vinni Lettieri
LW1Chris Kreider
2Vladislav Namestnikov
3Jimmy Vesey
4Cody McLeod
5Ryan Gropp
6Matt Beleskey
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Pavel Buchnevich
3Jesper Fast
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Brady Skjei
3Tony DeAngelo
4Marc Staal
5Ryan Sproul
6John Gilmour
7Steven Kampfer
8Rob O'Gara
9Neal Pionk
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec