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Kevin Klein | Defenseman | #8

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (37) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 19 - 2:06 PM

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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.
Oct 17 - 1:49 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
Oct 15 - 9:24 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.
Oct 12 - 12:31 PM

Kevin Klein is suffering from back spasms.

He will have an MRI on Tuesday afternoon, but he is questionable for Thursday's opener.
Oct 11 - 2:27 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.
Apr 20 - 9:08 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.
Apr 7 - 11:43 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.
Mar 17 - 2:41 AM

Kevin Klein scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

Klein broke a 2-2 tie with under three minutes remaining in regulation to give the Rangers the win. Derek Stepan and Jesper Fast picked up the assists on the winning goal. The 31-year-old has six goals and 13 points in 49 games this season. Chris Kreider and Ryan McDonagh also scored for New York.
Feb 27 - 6:53 PM

Kevin Klein popped Sunday's overtime winner to propel the Rangers 1-0 over the Red Wings.

It's Klein's fifth goal and second winner of the season, as well as the eighth winner of his career. The veteran defender is having another nice season for the Rangers with 12 points, 74 hits, and 97 blocks through 45 games. Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes picked up the assists on the goal.
Feb 21 - 9:59 PM

Kevin Klein (thumb) was amused by the news he was out indefinitely.

Klein fractured his thumb on Tuesday but plans to return on Saturday. "Then I found out I was out indefinitely and I started laughing and the doc was laughing, too," Klein added. "He said, ‘Well, you could possibly play, it’s just a pain tolerance thing.‘Yeah, so it was a miscommunication." To be clear, it was the Rangers that initially said Klein would be out indefinitely.
Feb 6 - 5:06 AM

Kevin Klein (thumb) should be back on Saturday.

If true, Klein would be playing less than a week after fracturing his thumb. "I’m definitely ready to play, I felt like I could’ve played [Thursday]," said Klein. "But they felt I should have some battle drills to make sure I’m ready." He'll wear a split under his glove, but he doesn't think the injury will impact his game.
Source: Newsday
Feb 5 - 6:44 PM

To the surprise of his teammates, Kevin Klein (thumb) was on the ice Thursday morning.

Klein fractured his thumb on Tuesday, so to see him already resume skating is encouraging. This doesn't change the fact that he's out indefinitely, but it speaks to his pain tolerance and might lead to him returning earlier than he otherwise would have.
Feb 4 - 11:44 AM

Kevin Klein is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb.

Klein sustained the injury during Tuesday's game. He has three goals and 10 points in 38 contests in 2015-16. During his absence, Dylan McIlrath might start playing regularly.
Feb 3 - 12:09 PM

Kevin Klein left Tuesday's match with New Jersey early with a wrist injury.

After being checked from behind by Reid Boucher by the Rangers bench, Klein immediately threw off his right glove in tremendous pain stopping the play. He went straight to the locker room as well after contributing four hits and two blocks in 18 minutes of play. The Rangers did not have an update after the game, but suffice it to say it didn't look good and he's already lost time due to a wrist injury.
Feb 2 - 9:59 PM

Depth Charts

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