Current New York Rangers forward and Boston College alumnus Chris Kreider is out indefinitely with a blood clot in his right arm, the team announced Thursday morning.
Kreider joins Columbus Blue Jackets’ forward Cam Atkinson as Eagles in the Pros who have sustained potentially long-term injuries this week. Atkinson suffered a broken foot in the Jackets’ win against the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday.
John Shannon of the Canadian sports network Sportsnet noted on Twitter that Kreider left Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Capitals after experiencing a strange feeling in his arm that only intensified as the first period wore on. Kreider was then pulled and sent to the hospital for an evaluation.
NYR announce Chris Kreider has a spontaneous blood clot. Out indefinitely. Arm felt strange and got worse after 1st period, so they pulled him and sent him to the hospital.— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) December 28, 2017
Kreider has 22 points (11 G, 11 A) in 37 games played this season for the Rangers. His 5:04 of ice time Wednesday night was the lowest ice time for Kreider this season, as the forward playing in his sixth year in the league has averaged 15:34 this season.