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Rob Klinkhammer | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/12/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
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Rob Klinkhammer was made a late scratch Saturday night against the Panthers for an unknown reason.
In six games since coming over from the Coyotes, he has one goal and two points. Dec 20 - 7:36 PM

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Rob Klinkhammer played his first game for the Pittsburgh Penguins on the third line with Jayson Megna and Marcel Goc.

Klinkhammer was dealt from Arizona on Friday and played 11:01 minutes including a whole five seconds on the power play. "We won’t be using him on power play or penalty-kill right away. We’ve got some depth there," coach Mike Johnston said. "We’re fine. I told him, 5-on-5, let’s get him into the game, let’s get him going. There’s a couple things I [wanted] him to focus on, but it’s only going to be two or three things." He has three goals in 20 games and has no real fantasy value at this time.
Dec 7 - 9:36 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have picked up Rob Klinkhammer and a conditional 2016 fifth round pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Philip Samuelsson.

Klinkhammer has three goals in 19 games with Arizona this season. The Penguins could use some offensive depth after losing Chris Kunitz, Pascal Dupuis, Beau Bennett, and possibly now Patric Hornqvist to injuries.
Dec 5 - 1:50 PM

Rob Klinkhammer is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Los Angeles.

The 28-year-old has three goals in 19 games this season. Connor Murphy (upper body) is also out of the lineup tonight.
Dec 4 - 9:04 PM

Rob Klinkhammer, Chris Summers and Brendan Shinnimin are all expected to be healthy scratches Tuesday night against Calgary.

Coach Tippett appears to still be trying to find a winning lineup to turn around the sinking ship.
Dec 2 - 8:11 PM

Rob Klinkhammer will play the wing on the fourth line for the Coyotes versus the Oilers.

With David Moss sidelined due to a hand injury, Klinkhammer will draw into the lineup once again for the 'Yotes. The fourth line checking forward has played in 18 games this year, scoring three goals with no assists. His last game came on November 25th versus Colorado.
Dec 1 - 8:56 PM

Rob Klinkhammer and Chris Summers are expected to be healthy scratches on Sunday night.

Coach Tippett didn't state any reasons for their scratches but it'll be their second consecutive simultaneous healthy scratch nevertheless.
Nov 23 - 7:30 PM

Rob Klinkhammer (upper body) returned to action on Thursday November 20.

Klinkhammer wasn't able to play on Tuesday. He had a minus-one rating in 10:38 minutes of ice time Thursday night.
Nov 21 - 3:04 AM

Rob Klinkhammer (upper body) will miss Tuesday's game.

Klinkhammer sustained the injury in the first period of Sunday's contest. The Coyotes are calling him day-to-day.
Nov 18 - 3:02 PM

Rob Klinkhammer sustained an upper-body injury during Sunday's game.

Klinkhammer left the contest during the first period. He has three goals in 16 contests in 2014-15.
Nov 17 - 10:14 AM

Rob Klinkhammer and David Moss switched lines in practice on Friday.

As the Coyotes lost 6-2 to Winnipeg on Thursday, coach Dave Tippett had to do something and Klinkhammer moved to a line with Martin Hanzal and Martin Erat while Moss will now play alongside Sam Gagner and Lauri Korpikoski. Just an FYI as both are fringe fantasy additions in deep pools.
Oct 11 - 5:29 AM

Rob Klinkhammer made it back-to-back games with a goal, supplying the only offense Arizona forged in their 3-1 loss to San Jose on Friday night.

Klinkhammer skated 15:48, including 1:58 on the powerplay. If he continues to see time on special teams, his fantasy value ought to rise. But until he does, just enjoy his delightful name.
Oct 4 - 1:03 AM

Rob Klinkhammer scored a shorthanded goal in Arizona's 3-2 preseason loss to Edmonton on Wednesday.

Klinkhammer had 11 goals and 20 points in 72 games in 2013-14. He's in for another season as a bottom-six forward and isn't likely to do any better offensively.
Oct 2 - 7:53 AM

The Coyotes are still searching for a left winger to play with Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata, but coach Dave Tippett was impressed with how Rob Klinkhammer did in that role during Thursday's game.

"I thought Klink was really good, really solid, big heavy guy on the forecheck," Tippett said. "He came to play hard (Thursday), and that’s what our group has to do — feed off each line. They go out there and make sure we compete our hardest, make sure they’re on the right side of the puck, little things right and we’ll find a way to get points." The Coyotes lost the Thursday game in a shootout to the Colorado Avalanche. On the season, Klinkhammer has nine goals and nine assists in 56 games.
Mar 1 - 11:00 AM

Rob Klinkhammer has only two goals and three points in the Coyotes last 27 games.

That includes being a healthy scratch for four games but he got off to a great start with seven goals and 14 points in his first 31 contests so he does have some scoring ability at the NHL level. "I think I really needed it just to get away and reflect," Klinkhammer said. "I thought a lot a about my game and what I need to change and stuff. I think it was a good break for me, and I think I'll turn things around in the second half here."
Feb 24 - 8:04 AM

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2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
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5Rob Klinkhammer
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