Bret Cyrgalis at the New York Post reports that during his first day back with his Rangers teammates, Chris Kreider took a puck to the face necessitating three or four stitches.
Apparently, during a 3-on-1 drill, he just missed taking a pass and lunged forward, and the puck deflected off the stick of Anton Stralman sending it quickly into his upper lip.
Here's the damage (via Rangers Facebook page)…
…here's to hoping the only injuries the Rangers players receive this year are little bumps and bruises such as this.
…in a lockout shortened season, when players don't have the time to get themselves properly prepared, injuries are always a concern.