Rangers Kreider, Stralman suffer injuries in Game 3


The New York Rangers might have lost more than a key game on Tuesday.

22-year-old rookie Chris Kreider was struck by Tyler Seguin’s stick early in the third period and fell to the ice. He was eventually able to skate a bit on his own, but he didn’t take another shift after that incident.

You can watch what happened below:

On top of that, Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman was hurt when Boston’s Milan Lucic smashed him into the glass in the second period. Stralman initially tried to stay in the game, but he ended up missing the entire third period.

“He has played so well,” coach John Tortorella said, according to Newsday. “It’s a big blow to us as far as our matches and just our depth within our game.”

The Rangers are down 3-0 in their series against the Boston Bruins and it’s not clear if Stralman or Kreider will be available for Thursday’s contest.

Avs unveil new third jerseys

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The Avalanche will be throwing a bunch of different looks at us this season.

Having already released specialized “Mile High” jerseys for February’s Stadium Series game, the Avs unveiled new third sweaters on Friday — less than 24 hours after a bitter 5-4 home loss to Minnesota in their season opener.

(Guess Colorado wanted to send out some good vibes after blowing a 4-1 third-period lead.)

While undoubtedly exciting for the organization, the release of these new thirds isn’t taking anybody by surprise. Last month, several websites published leaked images of Colorado’s and Anaheim’s third jerseys, so the design has been in the public eye for several weeks.

The Avs will debut these new thirds on Oct. 24, in a Saturday night tilt against Columbus.

Related: Roy explains why he didn’t call time out

Report: Escrow set at 16 percent

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Hey, remember in June when the NHLPA voted to keep the five-percent growth factor in spite of increasing worries about escrow?

Well, here’s why that decision was a significant one, via TSN’s Frank Seravalli:

With early revenue projections in place, the NHL and NHLPA set the escrow withholding rate for players at 16 per cent for the first quarter of the season on Thursday.

That means every player will have 16 per cent of earnings deducted from their paycheque and put aside until after all of this season’s hockey-related revenue is counted to ensure a perfect 50-50 revenue split with owners.

Now, this doesn’t mean that the players will definitely lose 16 percent of their salaries. Typically, they receive refunds when all the accounting is done.

Still, 16 percent is a good-sized chunk to withhold. They won’t be thrilled about it.

Related: To understand escrow, consider Duncan Keith