Chris Kreider, who has been out since Dec. 27 after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm, returned to practice Wednesday afternoon in a non-contact capacity.

It is the first time Kreider has skated with the Rangers since departing their Dec. 27 game against the Capitals after the first period. He recently had been skating on his own.

Chris Kreider has been out since the Rangers' game on Dec. 27.

Chris Kreider has been out since the Rangers’ game on Dec. 27.

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Kreider underwent a rib resection following the blood clot diagnosis.

Wednesday marks seven weeks since he last played and five-and-a-half weeks since his surgery.

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Pavel Buchnevich, who suffered a concussion on Feb. 1, also returned to practice wearing a non-contact jersey.

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