NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – After being reassigned to the Connecticut Whale Friday, Chris Kreider is on his way back to the Big Apple.

The Rangers announced Saturday that the club has recalled the forward who has registered one goal and one assist with a +2 rating in seven games played thus far this shortened season.

Kreider, who was called up last year fresh off leading Boston College to their second NCAA championship, was electric during the Rangers playoff run. He earned five goals (two game winners) and two assists.

After playing in four consecutive games, Kreider was a healthy scratch in the Rangers’ shootout loss to the Islanders on Thursday night. He missed five games earlier in the season after sustaining a chipped bone in his ankle.

The 6-3, 230-pound top blueshirt prospect was selected 19th overall by the Rangers in the 2009 NHL draft. He is expected to be ready to play against the floundering Washington Capitals Sunday evening.

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