Rangers forward Chris Kreider out indefinitely following left hand surgery

Friday March 28th, 2014

Rangers left winger Chris Krieder's status for the playoffs is in doubt after hand surgery. (Andre Ringuette/Getty Images) Rangers left winger Chris Krieder's status for the playoffs is in doubt after hand surgery. (Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider is out indefinitely after having surgery on his injured left hand, the team announced Friday.

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.

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