Possibility of Kreider making an appearence this season
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01-04-2012, 11:32 AM
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Kreider will not play for the Rangers this season. He will sign sometime after his college season ends, and that ELC will take effect starting next season. He may then sign an ATO to play with the Whale, the way Hagelin did last year. If he does, he will still not play for the Rangers this season.
It's very rare that a college player joins an NHL team midseason, especially during a playoff race. The Rangers aren't going to put him into the lineup when we are (hopefully) battling for the division title. And they are certainly not going to waste a year of his ELC.
Hopefully he can get some time with the Whale on an ATO.
This ^ says it best as to not just why he won't play for NYR this season, but the value of the ATO and the parallel to Hagelin's path.
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