NHL notebook: Rangers lose Kreider, Miller gets call-up
Rangers forward Chris Kreider is out indefinitely after having surgery on his left hand injury Friday at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
Kreider, 22, was injured a week ago against Columbus.
In his first full season, he has 17 goals and 37 points in 66 games with a plus-14 rating and is tied for first with six power-play goals.
The Rangers are 11-2-1 in games in which the 19th pick in the 2009 draft has a goal and 19-7-2 when he records a point.
In his place, the Rangers recalled forward J.T. Miller from the AHL.
Miller, a Pittburgh Hornets alum and the 15th overall pick in 2011, has three goals and six points in 29 games with the Rangers this season.
He was the first of the Pittsburgh four — John Gibson, Brandon Saad and Vince Trocheck — to be selected that year. All but Gibson are currently in the league.
“Obviously, you don't want injuries to happen, especially with these circumstances, but it's another opportunity,” Miller said.
• Rich Peverley wants to play hockey again. The Stars forward won't know for a while whether his health will allow him to continue his career. Peverley said his recovery is “going to take time” in his first meeting with reporters since collapsing on the bench during a game March 10 because of an irregular heartbeat. The 31-year-old Peverley said he skated Thursday for the first time since the incident. That was 10 days after he underwent a procedure in Cleveland designed to correct his condition.
• Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo will not play Saturday against the Canadiens, coach Peter Horachek said. Luongo suffered an upper-body injury Thursday.
• Longtime Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek will have his No. 39 retired next season, the team announced. Hasek, who is being inducted into the Sabres Hall of Fame on Saturday, will be the seventh Sabres player to have his number retired. Hasek's 234 career wins in Buffalo rank second behind Ryan Miller's 284, and his 55 shutouts are the most in Sabres history.
• Canadiens prospect and Kootenay Ice forward Tim Bozon, 19, has been discharged from Royal University Hospital in Saskatchewan after falling ill late last month with a form of acute bacterial meningitis.
— From wire reports
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