With Kreider hurt, Rangers recall Miller

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One prospect goes out, another comes in.

On Wednesday, the Rangers recalled J.T. Miller from AHL Hartford as a roster replacement for Chris Kreider, who could possibly miss a month’s worth of action with a hand injury.

Miller, the club’s first-round pick (15th overall) at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, has appeared in 28 games for the Blueshirts this year, scoring three goals and six points. He’s been shuttled up and down between Hartford and New York throughout the season and has scored 37 points in 35 games with the Wolf Pack.

It’ll be interesting to see how the Rangers deal with the loss of Kreider who, despite debuting during the ’12 postseason, is still technically in his rookie campaign. The 22-year-old is having a solid offensive season and sits tied for second on the team in goals, with 17.