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Kevin Klein | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 199
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Kevin Klein (face) was able to play on Tuesday.
Klein's status was in doubt after he was struck in the face by the puck in the final seconds of Sunday's game. He went on to score the overtime winner in the Rangers' 4-3 victory over New Jersey. Oct 22 - 1:47 AM

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Kevin Klein was hit in the face by the puck in the dying seconds of Sunday's game.

Klein needed stitches as a result. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault regards his status as day-to-day.
Oct 20 - 8:53 AM

Kevin Klein had his best game as a Ranger on Friday night.

The blueliner had two assists in 18:03 and he blocked three shots. Klein won't wow you in the offensive department -- he has six points on the season -- but he's a steady, stay-at-home blueliner. There was some thought that he could take a seat for Raphael Diaz, but this game should put that on hold for now.
Mar 15 - 9:41 AM

Defenseman Kevin Klein is likely to be a healthy scratch tonight despite scoring the lone goal for the New York Rangers in a 3-1 loss to Carolina on Tuesday.

It was Klein's first goal as a Ranger. Defenseman Raphael Diaz, acquired by the Rangers on March 5, is likely to make his New York debut in the team's game tonight against the Wild in Minnesota.
Mar 13 - 9:56 AM

Kevin Klein scored a goal in the Rangers' 3-1 defeat to Carolina on Tuesday.

It was Klein's first point since the Nashville Predators acquired him on Jan. 22. He has just two goals and four points in 61 games this season.
Mar 12 - 9:45 AM

Kevin Klein made his New York Rangers debut on Thursday.

The Rangers sent Michael Del Zotto to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Klein. He had a shot on goal in 15:46 minutes of play time in his first game with New York. "He did what I expected him to do," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "He's safe and dependable and he's good defensively."
Jan 24 - 7:56 AM

Kevin Klein is expected to join the New York Rangers on Thursday.

Klein was acquired from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Michael Del Zotto. Klein gives the team another right-handed shot, which they needed. The fact that he's signed through 2017-18 also gives them some insurance against Dan Girardi potentially leaving as an unrestricted free agent.
Jan 23 - 9:39 AM

The New York Rangers have picked up Kevin Klein from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Michael Del Zotto.

Klein has a goal and three points in 45 games with Nashville this season. He's a defensive defenseman that isn't afraid to throw his body around and block shots. So while the Rangers are likely to get some use out of him, fantasy owners in standard leagues have no reason to take a chance on Klein.
Jan 22 - 2:00 PM

Kevin Klein (flu) is not playing Saturday night.

Joshua Cooper of The Tennessean suspects he's still battling the flu. Klein did not play Thursday due to the illness, though he did practice on Friday. The defenseman has three points, 16 penalty minutes and a minus-11 rating this season.
Jan 18 - 8:12 PM

Kevin Klein was back at practice Friday and could suit up Saturday against the Avalanche.

He missed Thursday's game due to the flu but seems to have recovered.
Jan 18 - 1:19 PM

Kevin Klein was a late scratch for Thursday's game against Philadelphia because of an illness.

He participated in Thursday's morning skate, so his absence came as a surprise. Klein has three points, 93 blocks and 73 hits in 46 games this campaign. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 17 - 9:19 AM

Kevin Klein scored his first goal of the season for the Predators in a 4-1 loss to Dallas Friday night.

Klein rarely manages to find the back of the net so each goal he scores is an event. Colin Wilson and Ryan Ellis picked up assists on Nashville's lone marker on the night.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:35:00 AM

Kevin Klein is projected to return from his lower-body injury Thursday.

He was expected to miss a minimum of two weeks, but apparently he's fine to play far ahead of that timetable. Klein racks up plenty of hits and blocks, but he doesn't do much else to help out fantasy-wise. Still, he is an important defenseman for the Predators and they will be glad to have him back.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 01:28:00 PM

Kevin Klein (lower body) will be out for a minimum of two weeks.

He will be evaluated again after that time has passed. Klein missed Saturday's game with what is believed to be a foot injury. He has one assist, 44 hits, 58 blocks and a minus-8 rating in 26 games.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 05:55:00 PM

Kevin Klein will not play Saturday night against Philadlephia.

He is dealing with a lower-body injury and should be considered day-to-day. Normally, this would not be a huge blow to the Predators. But with Shea Weber sidelined, Klein's injury is more significant. The Preds are thin on defence Saturday night and the Flyers could be ready to take advantage.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 01:32:00 PM

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