Thursday, December 28, 2017

Rangers' Kreider Out Indefinitely

The New York Rangers did not waste much time with their announcement this morning, as they have broadcast that Chris Kreider will be out indefinitely, due to a blood clot in his arm.

This is a very significant situation, given the medication needed to treat such a clot, blood thinners, make his body very susceptible to bleeding out, if any other injury is suffered, so he won't be taking to the ice for practice or game action for any time soon.  The exact time periods for recovery from a blood clot can very, but it can certainly be in the months range, depending on the severity.

After Wednesday night's action, Kreider currently ranks 145th in hockey pool scoring with 11 goals and 22 points in 37 games this season.  It's by no means a banner year for the 26-year old, but he does carry a pretty good production level, when he's healthy.

This is now the second significant injury to happen in pretty well the same day, as Corey Crawford was put on the Injured Reserve yesterday for an unknown upper-body ailment, to which the Blackhawks believe is significant and now Kreider leaving yesterday's game, likely placed on the IR right away to make room for Vinni Letteri.  Jeremy's team finished Wednesday night in 3rd place, 9 points from 1st, 1 point clear of 4th and with 7 points already in the bank for this week.  There are still plenty of options on his team to earn him the points, but the long run is where this one could sting.

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