Rangers forward Chris Kreider out indefinitely following left hand surgery
Krieder was originally supposed to miss up to five games, including all of the Rangers' four-game Western Conference trip, which starts Friday night in Calgary. The team is riding a hot streak of late, having won five games in a row and seven of its last 10 contests.
Kreider, 22, was injured last Friday night in New York's win against the Columbus Blue Jackets but still played in the team's next two contests.
MUIR: Top Line: Sean Avery zings fatso Martin Brodeur; pug threatens Carlyle; more He has 17 goals and 20 assists this season for the Rangers (41-29-4), who are fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, three points behind the Tampa Bay Lightning.