Chris Kreider has an upper-body injury and won’t return

9:54PM: David Quinn said on MSG:

  • On Kreider, “day to day, upper body.”
  • Are you concerned about it, “no, as of right now, no.”
  • Is it a concussion, “no, it’s upper body, we don’t think it’s anything long-term. It’s surprising, when you look at it, it looked tough but he is already feeling a lot better.”
  • On the reaction to Kreider’s injury, “I was more concerned for him and his health, it looked like a really severe blow to the head and I felt better when I saw him between periods, he wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I thought he was going to be and when the game ended we talked and it’s a lot better than I anticipated.”

8:53PM: The Rangers have announced that Chris Kreider will not return to tonight’s game against Detroit because of an upper body injury.

Kreider was down on the ice and took two knees (one to the head, one to the side) from Mika Zibanejad who was going for the puck.





Kreider went straight to the locker room and did not return.