Update: Chris Kreider’s Surgery Is Successful
Moments ago, the Rangers reported that Chris Kreider’s rib resection surgery was a success.
OFFICIAL: #NYR Chris Kreider underwent successful rib resection surgery on Sunday. He will be reevaluated in six weeks and remains out indefinitely.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 9, 2018
Kreider had been diagnosed with a blood clot in his arm and this surgery was the first step in the recovery process. The surgery was performed to help alleviate the symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, or TOS. Kreider is out for a minimum of six weeks, and if he is able to return this season, it wouldn’t be until roughly the final month of the regular season.