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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Kreider practicing, appears to be OK
By Katie Strang
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Rangers forward
appeared to be fine Tuesday, two days after a big open-ice hit from
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
and team captain
is skating on the left wing on the top line with center
and right wing
is practicing as a forward on the fourth line in the absence of
. Asham, who dropped the gloves after the opening faceoff against his former team Sunday, has a mild groin strain.