Kevin Klein D NYR 14 Days

The Rangers announced Thursday that Klein would miss the next 3-to-4 weeks with an upper-body injury, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

Klein sustained the injury at the very end of Wednesday's game against the Capitals, when Alex Ovechkin's last-second shot attempt struck Klein's left arm. After going in for X-rays Thursday, the blueliner was determined to have a significant injury, and will now be at risk of missing the remainder of the regular season, which concludes Apr. 11. With a career-best nine goals, 26 points, and plus-24 rating this season, Klein has helped make up for the lack of production the Rangers have received from free-agent acquisition Dan Boyle, while giving the team a steady veteran presence on its third pairing. Matt Hunwick is expected to see the largest jump in playing time in Klein's stead.

Kevin Klein D NYR 15 Days

Klein will undergo X-rays Wednesday after being struck on the arm by a shot late in Wednesday's victory over the Capitals, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports.

The extent of Klein's injury won't be known until after he is examined by team doctors, but expect an update on his status leading up to the Rangers' next game Saturday in Buffalo.

Kevin Klein D NYR 1 Month

Klein registered an assist and collected the game-winning goal in Monday's 6-5 win over the Islanders.Klein is playing his best hockey of the season as he extended his point streak to five straight, including back-to-back contests with multiple points. The blueliner has already set a new career high with 25 points and ranks tied for ninth in the league with a plus-22 rating.

Kevin Klein D NYR 1 Month

Klein tallied two assists in Saturday's win over the Coyotes, bringing his total up to six over the last four games.Klein now has 23 points on the season, besting his previous career best established in 2011-12. His offensive emergence this season has been quite the surprise, as he now slots in ahead of Ryan McDonagh as the Rangers' top scorer from the blue line. There's certainly a place for Klein in deeper leagues, but his modest career track record suggests we've already seen the pinnacle of his scoring abilities.

Kevin Klein D NYR 1 Month

Klein picked up his fourth assist in five games in Thursday's win over the Avalanche.Klein has had a few scoring spurts this season, but has generally been unable to sustain consistent production for more than a few games. It's still been enough for Klein to tie his previous season best of 21 points, though it's probably worthwhile to fade him for the rest of the season. He's ridden a 12.7 percent shooting rate -- nearly eight points higher than his career mark -- to eight goals on the season. He had scored nine goals over his previous three seasons combined.

Kevin Klein D NYR 2 Months

Klein busted up his five game point drought with an assist in Wednesday's win over the Bruins.

Now this is the Klein most fantasy players have come to know over the years. Despite his recent dip offensive contributions, Klein (18 points in 48 games) is second among NHL defenseman in plus/minus (plus-20) ratings and is near eclipsing his career-high of 21 points with the Predators in the 2011-12 campaign.

Kevin Klein D NYR 2 Months

Klein logged an assist and a plus-1 rating in Sunday's victory over Pittsburgh.

Here he goes again folks, everytime you think he'll fade into fantasy irrelevance, he pops back up. That's a point in each of his last two tilts. It what has to be his most fantastic fantasy production season, the 30-year-old just keeps surpassing expectations. Having already doubled his career high in goals scored with eight, Klein, who has 17 points in 42 games, is now zooming in on shattering his career-high 21-point campaign with Nashville in 2011-12.

Kevin Klein D NYR 3 Months

Klein scored his eighth goal of the year and chipped in four blocks and five hits Thursday in a 4-3 win over the Kings.

He doesn't play a lot of minutes -- less than 16 in this one -- and yet Klein seems to constantly be in the middle of things for the Rangers. He's rolling along with a four-game point streak, and his improved offensive touch combined with his terrific plus-minus and defensive stats adds up to a legit asset for deeper formats.

Kevin Klein D NYR 3 Months

Klein recorded an assist and finished plus-2 in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Sabres.

Klein's offense hasn't quite dried up just yet, as he's now picked up assists in back-to-back contests. Even so, it's probably best to peg him for a regression the rest of the season. Much of his value has been built on his career-high seven goals, which have come on a sky-high 17.9 percent shooting rate.

Kevin Klein D NYR 3 Months

Klein (ear) will be in the lineup Saturday against the Canucks, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

Klein needed a portion of his ear to being reattached with stitches during Monday's game, but it didn't stop him from reentering the contest and scoring the game-winning goal. He would undergo plastic surgery on the ear after the game, and now that everything appears to be normal, he'll suit up again Saturday. Such is the life of a hockey player.