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Chris Kreider misses game with neck spasms

New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20)

New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) scores a goal against the St. Louis Blue in the first period of a game at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 3, 2014. Photo Credit: Andrew Theodorakis

Bothered by neck spasms after a collision in practice Sunday, left wing Chris Kreider missed Monday night's 4-3 overtime victory over the Penguins. Coach Alain Vigneault called Kreider "day-to-day."

Kreider, 23, who collided with Carl Hagelin during drills before leaving under his own power, is exhibiting no concussion symptoms, a team spokesman said. He is expected to continue treatment and might be able to practice Wednesday. The team is off Tuesday.

The two replacements for Kreider and defenseman Matt Hunwick, who was a healthy scratch, did not have much of an impact.

Defenseman John Moore played only 10:48 and had only six shifts (2:17) after the second period. Tanner Glass, who missed five games with mumps, played only 7:48.

The Rangers wore white away jerseys because the Penguins asked to wear their thirdthrowback-style jerseys. The Rangers wore white for the same reason in a 2-0 defeat of the Flyers on Nov. 19 . . . Vigneault planned to meet with assistant GM Jeff Gorton to assess the future of veteran defenseman Henrik Tallinder, who was brought into Hartford on a tryout and has played two games . . . The Rangers don't play again until Saturday in Vancouver and Sunday in Edmonton. Henrik Lundqvist and Cam Talbot are each likely to get a start.

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