Chris Kreider
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New York Rangers F Chris Kreider missed practice on Sunday due to an injury, but luckily, it doesn’t appear to be serious.

New York Rangers’ power forward Chris Kreider missed practice on Sunday due to what is being described as a lower-body injury.

The right-wing blocked several shots in the teams 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers at the Garden on Saturday. He also had the unfortunate luck of having forward Jujhar Khaira fall on his leg late in the first period.

He missed the final few minutes of the first period, but went on to finish out the game.

Speaking of the injury, David Quinn spoke with New York Post reporter Brett Cyrgalis.

“Day-to-day, and obviously felt like the right thing to hold him off [Sunday],” coach David Quinn said after he gave a few players the day off from practice. “He’ll be reassessed [Monday].”

Quinn doesn’t believe the injury is serious. The Rangers don’t play again until Thursday at the New Jersey Devils, which turns out to be a welcomed break for Kreider.

Kreider wasn’t the only player missing from practice. Mika Zibanejad and Brendan Lemieux were both absent due to what the team said was the flu. Defenseman Marc Staal was given the day off, which was noted as a maintenance day.

All players were listed by the Rangers as day-to-day.

Happy Birthday Lias

Lias Andersson turned 21 years old on Sunday. The center mentioned turning 18 in his home country is the equivalent of turning 21 in America. He had no big plans to go out, but was expected to have dinner with his roomie Mika Zibanejad.

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