Following the team's morning skate Thursday at the MSG Training Center the Rangers assigned rookie forward Chris Kreider to the club's AHL affiliate, Connecticut Whale.
The 21 year-old rookie, who was held without a point in his last six games, has one goal and one assist for two points in 11 games so far this year. Earlier this season Kreider appeared in 34 games with the Whale, notching five goals, totaling 12 points and accumulating 57 penalty minutes.
Kreider scored his first NHL regular season goal on February 5th when he beat New Jersey's Martin Brodeur. Two nights later at The Garden he assisted on J.T. Miller's first NHL goal against the Islanders. A skilled player with offensive skills, Kreider managed only five shots on goal through his 11 games played with the Blueshirts.
The Whale play a home-and-home with their arch rivals, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this weekend, and have three games in five nights, and six in ten, beginning tomorrow---providing Kreider much opportunity to get back into the flow.
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