The New York Rangers announced Thursday that Chris Kreider will be out indefinitely with a blood clot in his right arm.
Chris Kreider played during the first period of the New York Rangers’ matchup against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night, but exited the game and did not return. On Thursday morning https://www.rangersnyfans.com/ryan-mcdonagh-jersey-c-7.html, the team announced that Kreider had a blood clot in his right arm and would be out indefinitely.
The New York Post reported Kreider would miss 6 8 weeks. However Jesper Fast Jersey, that seems to be optimistic.
Blood clots are not rare among professional athletes, nor are they rare among hockey players. Some players like former Philadelphia Flyer Kimmo Timonen, former Pittsburgh Penguins Pascal Dupuis and Tomas Vokoun and former Ranger Jed Ortmeyer have had to end their careers over these issues.
Others, like Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, along with former NHL veteran Tomas Fleischmann who played 14 years in the league all recovered from successful surgery and management of clots. However https://www.rangersnyfans.com/nick-holden-jersey-c-9.html, these players saw significant recovery times associated with the ailment.
In addition, there is a possibility that clotting could become an ongoing issue for the Rangers 26 year old right wing.
At this point, however, nothing is set in stone. Kreider is still undergoing tests so that doctors can get more information on what type of clot they are dealing with.
Kreider is tied for fourth on the team with 22 points 11 goals https://www.rangersnyfans.com/steven-kampfer-jersey-c-8.html, 11 assists in 37 games this season.
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With Kreider out of the lineup, it looks like Pavel Buchnevich will move back up into the top six– where he always should have been–after being demoted to the fourth line against Washington.
Vinni Lettieri was recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack minutes before the news on Kreider was released.
With Buchnevich moving up, it allows Lettieri to step up into a role on the fourth line.
The 22 year old had an impressive showing through training camp and the preseason. He was one of the last cuts prior to the regular season as Alain Vigneault moved forward with Paul Carey.
Friday’s game against Detroit will be the winger’s NHL debut. He has put up good numbers in Hartford this season posting 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points through 31 games.