Kreider left a game Monday against the Phoenix Coyotes midway through the third period, and TSN's Bob McKenzie reported he could miss a month or more with a hand injury. He won't play Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers, and Vigneault said Kreider will not travel with the team when it leaves for a four-game road trip to Western Canada that starts Friday in Calgary.
Kreider has 17 goals and 20 assists in 66 games this season. He averages 15:43 of ice time per game.
I've got a lot of experience and there's a lot of young guys. It's even making me excited a little more. It's kind of a new life. At my age, I feel like I know a lot of things what to do, but I just cannot do it anymore. It's a lot easier to tell them what to do because they've still got the legs and hands to do it. I just know things, but I cannot do them anymore.
— Jaromir Jagr after making his Panthers debut in a win against the Sabres on Saturday