Rangers lose Kreider to broken hand

The Rangers will be without rookie forward Chris Kreider, who suffered a serious hand injury that will sideline him for at least one month.

The New York Rangers’ playoff chances suffered a blow Tuesday when rookie winger Chris Kreider suffered a serious hand injury that will knock him out of the lineup for at least a month, if not longer.

Kreider, who had been enjoying a banner season that included 17 goals and 37 points in 66 games, is believed to have suffered a broken hand. The 22-year-old, who sits fourth in rookie scoring and fourth in points by a first-year player, will have to hope his Rangers do well in the post-season if he is to play again this year.

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