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Kevin Klein | Defenseman | #8

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (37) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Klein will take back over for Adam Clendening in Sunday's match with the Capitals.
Through 52 games this season the veteran defender has posted 14 points with 112 blocks and 122 hits. Feb 19 - 12:12 PM

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No Kevin Klein will be scratched against the Islanders on Thursday due to illness.

He's posted 14 points along with 112 blocks and 122 hits in 52 games thus far. He's considered day-to-day.
Feb 16 - 6:47 PM

Kevin Klein is unlikely to play Thursday against the Islanders due to illness.

Through 52 games so far this season Klein has scored three goals and 14 points along with 112 blocks and 122 hits while seeing an average of 17:34 of ice time per match.
Feb 16 - 5:06 PM

Kevin Klein scored twice Saturday night as the Rangers beat the Avalanche 4-2.

In one game, Klein tripled his scoring output for the season with his second and third goals. He got on the board early in the first with a goal at 2:26 that was assisted by Brady Skjei and Oscar Lindberg. After the Rangers gave up two goals, Klein then recorded the tying score at 2:50 in the third with another assist by Lindberg and Jesper Fast. All three of Klein’s goals this season have come in the last six games.
Feb 12 - 12:24 AM

Kevin Klein is still searching for his first goal of the 2016-17 campaign.

Klein does have 11 assists in 45 games, but his lack of goals is in steep contrast to his recent campaigns. He had nine goals in each of the 2014-15 and 2015-16 campaigns, but he only fired 76 and 69 shots on goal respectively, so he was relying on high shooting percentages. So far he's taken 39 SOG this season, so he's still firing the puck at a fairly similar rate, but he isn't enjoying the same kind of luck. He's also averaging 17:40 minutes a game, down from 20:23 minutes last season.
Jan 28 - 4:12 AM

Kevin Klein is expected to draw back into the lineup on Saturday after being a healthy scratch Thursday.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is hoping he'll see more urgency in Klein's game after being scratched. Adam Clendening will probably be taken out of the lineup to make room for Klein, though that wasn't confirmed.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Kevin Klein is being scratched in favor of Adam Clendening on Thursday against the Sabres.

"There's no doubt in my estimation that [Klein] can play better than he's played," coach Alain Vigneault said. In terms of fantasy, Klein has been fine in November with six points in 15 games, 10 shots, 26 blocks and 38 hits. He's scored 19 goals and 64 points since joining the Rangers, so we'd get him back in your lineup when he returns.
Source: Joe Yerdon
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 06:47:00 PM

Kevin Klein will be back in the lineup on Wednesday after recovering from a back strain.

He missed New York's first three games of the year due to the injury. Klein will be paired with Marc Staal against Detroit.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 02:06:00 PM

Kevin Klein (back) took part in Monday's morning skate, but he isn't ready to return yet.

He is making progress towards being back soon. Klein hasn't played this season because of a strained back.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 01:49:00 PM

Kevin Klein (back) may resume skating on his own this weekend.

Coach Alain Vigneault said, "I wouldn't be surprised if that would be a possibility." He feels that Klein is improving and listed the defenseman as day-to-day. However, he stayed behind in New York, so he won't be available for Saturday's match at St. Louis.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 09:24:00 AM

Kevin Klein will sit out Thursday's opener versus the Islanders due to a back strain.

He is listed as day-to-day. Klein recorded nine goals and 26 points in 69 games last season for the Rangers.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 12:31:00 PM

Kevin Klein is suffering from back spasms.

He will have an MRI on Tuesday afternoon, but he is questionable for Thursday's opener.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 02:27:00 PM

Kevin Klein registered an assist in a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 on Tuesday.

Klein had been held off the scoresheet in the first two games of the series. He now has four goals and 18 points in 70 career playoff contests.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 09:08:00 AM

Kevin Klein scored his ninth goal of the season in the Rangers' 4-1 loss to the Islanders on Thursday night.

Klein now has 25 points in 68 games this season, and the 31-year-old is a point away from matching the best offensive output of his career.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 11:43:00 PM

Kevin Klein had his first two goal game of his career in a 2-1 win over Anaheim on Wednesday.

Klein tied the game 1-1 at 3:11 of the second period, then put the Rangers ahead with 6:41 left in the third when he went to the net and deflected Eric Staal's pass behind Ducks goaltender John Gibson for his eighth goal of the season. He has four points in his past five games.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 02:41:00 AM

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C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Brandon Pirri
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Steven Kampfer
8Brady Skjei
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta