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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
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Kevin Klein (back) took to the ice for 40 minutes on Saturday.
Klein has missed 13 of the Rangers' last 15 games with the ailment. This is a positive sign however that he's making good progress in his recovery. Consider Klein still to be day-to-day. Mar 18 - 5:06 PM

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Kevin Klein (back) took part in Thursday's practice.

Klein was skating for the second straight game. It's not clear when he'll be back, but Klein has missed 13 of the Rangers' last 15 contests.
Source: NY Post
Mar 17 - 9:40 AM

Kevin Klein (back) is out Saturday and he will not make the Rangers' upcoming road trip.

The Rangers will play four matches away from home next week. Klein didn't skate Saturday morning and his MRI came back negative. He has been sidelined since Feb. 21 because of back spasms.
Mar 4 - 5:14 PM

Kevin Klein (back) won't play on Tuesday night.

Coach Alain Vigneault hopes to have him back on the ice for Wednesday's practice. Klein has been out since Feb. 21 due to back spasms.
Feb 28 - 2:13 PM

Kevin Klein won't be available to the Rangers this weekend against the Devils and Blue Jackets due to "pretty bad back spasms", per coach Alain Vigneault.

That's a tough break for the Rangers as their defensive depth is not particularly good. Be that as it may, Adam Clendening figures to remain in the lineup in his stead until further notice. Klein is considered day-to-day, for now.
Feb 24 - 2:51 PM

Kevin Klein has been sidelined with an upper body injury, and will not play in Thursday's match with Toronto.

We'll consider him day-to-day for now. Adam Clendening is taking his place on the back end.
Feb 23 - 7:24 PM

Kevin Klein will be scratched against the Maple Leafs on Thursday.

Through 54 games this season has posted three goals and 14 points along with 31 PIMs, 112 blocks and 127 hits this season.
Feb 23 - 7:15 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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