GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Rangers forward Chris Kreider appeared to be fine Tuesday, two days after a big open-ice hit from Brooks Orpik during a 6-3 loss to the Penguins.
Kreider looked a bit wobbly after the crushing blow -- one that coach John Tortorella endorsed as "clean" -- but is back practicing with the team and wearing a regular practice jersey.
The rookie, who had a remarkable Rangers debut during the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, is skating on a line with center Derek Stepan and team captain Ryan Callahan.
• Marian Gaborik is skating on the left wing on the top line with center Brad Richards and right wing Rick Nash.
• Defenseman Stu Bickel is practicing as a forward on the fourth line in the absence of Arron Asham. Asham, who dropped the gloves after the opening faceoff against his former team Sunday, has a mild groin strain.