Kevin Klein D NYR 3 months ago

Klein dished out two helpers, went plus-2, collected two PIM, blocked two shots and laid four hits in Friday's Game 4 victory over the Lightning.

That's a lot of work for just 17:43 on the ice. It's Klein's first multi-point game of these playoffs, which started on a delay for him due to a broken arm. We've yet to see Klein find twine in the postseason after he did so nine times in 65 regular-season games, but he's been getting involved with the offense regularly, so it wouldn't be a surprise if the veteran were to find his way onto the scoresheet again soon.

Kevin Klein D NYR 4 months ago

Klein assisted on Chris Kreider's first goal of the game in Sunday's Game 6 victory over the Rangers.

Klein missed the Rangers' entire first-round series with the Penguins while recovering from a broken left arm, but has skated 18-plus minutes in each of the team's six second-round contests. Sunday's assist marked his first point of the postseason.

Kevin Klein D NYR 4 months ago

Klein (arm) has been activated from IR and will return to the lineup for Thursday's Game 1 of the Rangers' second-round series with the Capitals.

Klein has missed the Rangers' previous 21 games dating back to the regular season, but after he was able to resume practicing this week, it looks like the team will now have its blue line back at full strength. The 30-year-old, who posted a career-best nine goals, 26 points, and plus-24 rating over 65 games, will likely skate next to Keith Yandle on the Rangers' third defensive pairing.

Kevin Klein D NYR 4 months ago

Klein (arm) said that he is ready to go in advance of the second round of the NHL playoffs.

The Rangers still list Klein on IR, but in the absence of any setbacks, he'll be activated before Game 1 of the team's second-round playoff series, against an opponent that has yet to be determined.

Kevin Klein D NYR 4 months ago

Klein (arm) will not play in Friday's Game 5 against the Penguins, Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News reports.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Thursday that Klein had a 50-50 chance to return for Friday's game, but it now appears the veteran blueliner will either target Game 6 or the next series.

Kevin Klein D NYR 4 months ago

Coach Alain Vigneault indicated that Klein (arm) is "50-50" for Friday's game against the Penguins, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Klein is inching toward a return, but given that he was sore after Wednesday's morning skate, he's far from a lock to return to action in Friday's Game 5.

Kevin Klein D NYR 4 months ago

Klein (arm) won't return to the lineup for Wednesday's Game 4 against the Penguins, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.

While Klein will sit out a 20th consecutive contest with the injury, it appears he's very close to a return, which could come at some point during the first-round series. He took the ice for Wednesday's morning skate and was taking slap shots with the Rangers' expected scratches after the session, a sign his arm is healing well.

Kevin Klein D NYR 5 months ago

Klein (arm) will not play Monday against the Penguins, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

Klein is on the the road with the Rangers, who also take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, so at the moment at least, the blueliner can't be ruled out for that contest.

Kevin Klein D NYR 5 months ago

Klein (arm) participated in the Rangers' optional morning skate on Saturday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

Klein has already been ruled out of Saturday's Game 2. Head coach Alain Vigneault has stated that Klein will need to log at least one full practice before returning to game action, so the fact that he was able to return to the ice on Saturday, albeit in a limited fashion, is certainly promising in that regard. His next chance to play will come on Monday.

Kevin Klein D NYR 5 months ago

Klein (arm) was not at practice Friday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Klein is still recovering from a broken arm, and he remains day-to-day. With Game 2 slated for Saturday night, it seems unlikely Klein plays after failing to get a practice in beforehand.