Rangers announce Chris Kreider underwent successful wrist surgery
New York Rangers announced on Friday that leading goal-scorer Chris Kreider had successful wrist surgery. His recovery time is just two to four weeks which will not interfere with his availability for training camp in September.
“Chris Kreider underwent successful surgery today to remove a small bone fragment from his wrist,” the team said ins a statement. “The expected timeline for recovery is 2-4 weeks. The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Hotchkiss at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.”
Chris Kreider’s amazing season
Kreider, 30, had an amazing 2021-2022 regular season for the New York Rangers.
The 10-year Rangers veteran recorded 52 goals (tied with Adam Graves second all-time) and 25 assists for 77 points in 81 games. Kreider also broke the team’s single-season record for the most power play goals (26) and game-winning goals (11).
Krieder became the first ever recipient of The Rod Gilbert “Mr. Ranger” Award, which recognizes the Rangers player “who best honors Rod’s legacy by exemplifying leadership qualities both on and off the ice, and making a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.”
He was also named the winner of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, which is presented to the Rangers player as selected by the fans that “goes above and beyond the call of duty.”
“There’s a lot of guys deserving of that award other than myself,” Kreider said. “It’s probably the greatest honor I’ve experienced as a hockey player knowing what that award means. It was hard to stay composed and I couldn’t be more grateful. Steven’s name was incredible… His family is our family which was made abundantly clear when I got here.”
Kreider was also nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy and King Clancy award this season.
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