Rangers' Chris Kreider Suffers Fractured Foot Days After Signing Extension

New York Rangers' Chris Kreider suffered a fractured foot.
New York Rangers' Chris Kreider suffered a fractured foot. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The New York Rangers decided to hold onto Chris Kreider at the trade deadline, signing him to a contract extension rather than offloading him for future assets.

Well, in a blow of bad luck, Kreider went down during Friday night's game against the Flyers with what's being described as a fractured foot.

The injury occurred in the first period of play during the Rangers' 5-2 loss to the Flyers when Kreider attempted to block a shot. The Rangers would then surrender five consecutive goals en route to their defeat.

Kreider had just penned a seven-year, $45.5 million deal to remain in New York for the foreseeable future, but unfortunately he won't be able to contribute to the team's postseason push. A timetable has yet to be revealed for Kreider's return, but with the season winding down it seems unlikely he'll be back this year.

The Rangers sit in seventh in the Metropolitan Division, but are just within striking distance of the Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Islanders and Penguins.

On the year, Kreider has 45 points, having scored 24 goals and assisted 21 more across 62 games. He's been with the Rangers since 2009, having been selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in 2012-13 before becoming a mainstay in the Rangers' rotation.

There's no way to sugarcoat this one, it's a major loss for the Rangers.