The Amazing Kreider-Man to the Rescue!
Chris Kreider WILL PLAY TONIGHT! No insider info needed to figure this one out.
Chris Kreider has taken the ice today with his teammates in a red practice jersey. That signifies full participation and a sure sign that CK20 will take the ice tonight in game 4!
Chris Kreider takes the ice with the team for Rangers’ full AM skate at Garden #NYR .. First time since surgery
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) May 7, 2014
Original Article: 5/6/14 Is Chris Kreider going to suit up for game 4? All the signs point to it being a real possibility. Today on a conference call, subtle hints were dropped about his return.
@BriBrows22 was asked what Chris Kreider can bring? He’s come a long way and is a huge part of the team. He will bring some energy. — Don La Greca (@DonLagreca) May 6, 2014
Yesterday at practice, Kreider was taking shots. Ron Duguay commented afterwards: “you are putting so much pressure on that wrist, you are snapping the puck, the weight is on your wrist and the stick hitting that puck, there is a lot of pressure there. You have to be close to 90-95% to do that. That is good news, seeing that he can slap a puck.” All that remains is a visit with the doctors today to get clearance. The expectation is that it will happen and he will suit up for game 4 tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden.
Seeing a doctor, as Kreider will “shortly” can be last step before being cleared or just a regularly scheduled checkup on his progress. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) May 6, 2014
Bottom Line: Chris Kreider is desperately needed to provide more balance to the lines. some scoring punch and a new look to the power play. If he can shoot, he can play. Expect him to be suit and make a difference in game four.