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Kevin Klein | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 199
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Kevin Klein had two assists on Friday.
That gives the defenseman three helpers in his last two games and four assists in 11 playoff contests to date. Klein suffered a broken arm on March 11 and finally returned to the Rangers lineup in time for Game 1 of the divisional final against Washington three weeks ago. May 23 - 7:20 AM
Source: NY Post

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Kevin Klein picked up his second point of playoffs, an assist, during Wednesday's 6-5 Game 3 overtime loss.

It was off of Jesper Fast's second goal of the game, which ended Tampa's four-goal surge and made it 4-3 with 2:17 left in the second period. The playoffs have not quite been kind to Klein through his first 10 games, but he did collect a shot, two blocks and hits during his 19:17 of work in Game 3.
May 21 - 12:53 AM

Kevin Klein showed on Saturday that he is not afraid to block Alex Ovechkin's blistering shot.

Klein broke his arm on March 11 blocking an Alex Ovechkin shot and finally returned to the lineup on Thursday after missing seven weeks. Lo and behold on Saturday, Ovechkin winds up and blasts a shot the Klein gets in front of before hobbling to the bench. Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist came to the bench during a break to congratulate his blueliner. "Considering that was the player who broke his arm in the first place, it’s pretty inspirational," teammate Chris Kreider said. "It makes you want to do the same thing and sacrifice the body when you have to and do whatever it takes."
May 3 - 9:04 AM

Kevin Klein will be back in the lineup in Game 1 against Washington.

He hasn't played since Mar. 11 when he suffered a broken arm when he was hit by a shot from Alex Ovechkin. He will be paired with Keith Yandle.
Apr 30 - 5:06 PM

Kevin Klein appears as though he'll be in the lineup for Game 1 against Washington.

"I would say at this time, unless something changes between now and tomorrow morning, he will play," coach Alain Vigneault said. "But I don't discuss lineup decisions. You guys just got me." Klein missed the opening round of the playoffs and hasn't played since Mar. 11 due to a broken arm.
Apr 29 - 5:39 PM

Kevin Klein (arm) has declared himself ready to go for Round 2.

He said he feels "100 percent" after missing all of New York's opening-round series win over Pittsburgh. Klein hasn't played since Mar. 11 because of a broken arm.
Apr 27 - 2:19 PM

Kevin Klein (broken arm) is taking longer than expected to return to the lineup.

It was originally thought that Klein would be out for three-four weeks but it has now been six weeks since the injury. He had nine goals and 26 points this season and was a force on the Rangers blueline. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 25 - 8:01 AM

Kevin Klein (broken arm) will not return on Friday.

Klein last played on March 11. The odds of him returning on Friday were pegged as 50-50. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault fought against the notion that Klein has suffered a setback in his recovery, but he did say that the bone is taking longer to heal than initially anticipated.
Apr 24 - 12:44 PM

Kevin Klein (arm) is considered "50-50" to play in Game 5.

He skated on his own Thursday and hasn't played since Mar. 11 because of a broken arm. "He was a little sore from yesterday, so we'll see how he reacts, responds tomorrow," coach Alain Vigneault said.
Apr 23 - 4:50 PM

Kevin Klein (arm) has officially been ruled for Game 4 Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Klein has been practicing with the team the last two days but is still not fully healthy to participate in game action. Head coach Alain Vigneault said that as soon as Klein is ready, he’ll return to the lineup, so he is nearing a return, which is good news for Ranger fans. Matt Hunwick will continue to skate in place of Klein.
Apr 22 - 5:14 PM

Kevin Klein (arm) was on the ice Tuesday morning.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault declined to provide an update on Klein's status, simply stating that Klein will play when he's ready. Regard him as questionable for Wednesday's game.
Apr 21 - 4:02 PM

Updating a previous blurb, it appears that Kevin Klein (arm) will be unavailable for Game 3 Monday.

The Rangers want Klein to get in at least one full practice as he has been out of action since March 11 and with the Rangers cancelling their Sunday practice, it seems unlikely that the defenseman will get that practice in.
Apr 19 - 8:15 AM

Kevin Klein (arm) skated once again on Saturday.

The Rangers need Klein to skate in one full practice before they will feel comfortable in putting him in the lineup. When coach Alain Vigneault was asked if Sunday would be the day that Klein practiced with the team he said: "Do I think Klein will practice? I know he skated. We’re waiting to see how the pain will be for the rest of the day." Stay tuned.
Apr 19 - 7:50 AM

Do not expect to see Kevin Klein (arm) on the Rangers blueline for Game 2 Saturday.

Klein has been practicing by himself of late, including Friday, but he has yet to be cleared to practice with the team, so his inclusion in the lineup for Game 2 is likely non-existent. Klein suffered a broken arm on March 11 and has not played since. He ended the season with nine goals and 26 points in 65 games.
Apr 18 - 7:41 AM

Kevin Klein (arm) skated Thursday, but he won't play in Game 1.

He is still listed as day-to-day. Klein hasn't played since Mar. 11 because of a broken arm.
Apr 16 - 3:36 PM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Emerson Etem
4Tanner Glass
5Ryan Bourque
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Jesper Fast
3Kevin Hayes
4Viktor Stalberg
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Raphael Diaz
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta