Kreider watch on hold until Saturday

The Rangers may lure top prospect Chris Kreider to turn pro, but they'll have to wait at least one more day.

The 20-year-old center finished with a goal and an assist as he led his Boston College club past Minnesota 6-1 Thursday in the Frozen Four's semi-finals in Tampa. The team will face Ferris State in the National Championship game Saturday.

Regardless of the outcome, Kreider faces an important decision. Should he elect to forego his senior season and sign with the Rangers, Kreider would be eligible to play for the team in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. Rangers assistant general manager Jeff Gorton is in Tampa for the tournament to facilitate contract talks should Kreider decide to turn pro.