NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — About a week after announcing Chris Kreider is out indefinitely with a blood clot in his right arm, the Rangers said Friday that the forward will undergo surgery to have his rib resected.
The team did not provide a timeline for his return.READ MORE: Family Members: Woman Originally From Long Island Among The Missing In Florida Condo Collapse
Kreider left the Rangers’ Dec. 27 game against the Washington Capitals after he experienced swelling in his arm. Subsequent testing at the Hospital for Special Surgery revealed the blood clot.READ MORE: Woman Struck And Killed While Pushing Baby In Stroller In Queens
The 26-year-old has has skated in 37 games with the Rangers this season, registering 11 goals and 11 assists.See It: Woman Steals Dog From Valley Stream Home
The Blueshirts (21-14-5), who are currently in fourth place in the Metropolitan Division and occupy one of the two Eastern Conference wild-card spots, take on the Coyotes in Arizona on Saturday night.