Kevin Klein D NYR 9 Days

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.

Kevin Klein D NYR 13 Days

Klein needed 13-14 stitches to reattach a portion of his ear after Monday's game against the Penguins, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Klein seemed in good spirits after Monday's game and doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing the Rangers' upcoming game against the Canucks on Saturday. Despite suffering the gruesome injury off a high-stick, he managed to spend just under 19 minutes on the ice Monday.

Kevin Klein D NYR 23 Days

Klein notched two assists, seven hits and three blocked shots in a 5-2 win over the Flyers on Saturday.

Since coming over from Nashville, Klein has steadily become one of Alain Vigneault's most trusted defenders and had another monster game against Philadelphia to help his clause. Though he's known to be a defensive defenseman, Klein is pitching in all areas of the game. His seven hits and three blocked shots were both team-highs. However, his fantasy value remains minimal due to his relatively low production compared to his more offensively-inclined peers. Klein now has eight points in 22 games this year.

Kevin Klein D NYR 2 Months

Klein (ankle) appears set to play Wednesday against the Red Wings, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Klein looked like a full participant during the Rangers' morning skate and didn't stick on the ice for extra work with the expected healthy scratches, eliminating most of the concern that the bruised foot would knock him out for another game. Though Klein is not a top-notch blueliner by any means, his availability is a much-needed development for the Rangers, who will be without John Moore (suspension), Dan Boyle (hand) and Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) on Wednesday.

Kevin Klein D NYR 2 Months

Klein (foot) is not expected to be available for Wednesday's tilt with the Red Wings, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

Klein is still experiencing some swelling in his foot, and won't be reevaluated for a few more days, so there's a good chance he won't be back until sometime next week.

Kevin Klein D NYR 2 Months

Klein (ankle) has swelling in his foot and will not play Monday.

Klein will likely be evaluated once the swelling goes down, but the fact that it is still pretty swollen is not a good sign. He will miss Monday at a minimum, but could be out longer than that.

Kevin Klein D NYR 2 Months

Klein (ankle) was spotted on crutches, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

Klein was hurt after blocking a shot Saturday, and the crutches are likely a result of that injury. His foot was not in an ankle or boot at all, which may indicate that the injury is not as serious as crutches may indicate. His next chance to return will be Monday against the Blues, but he will likely be questionable for that game.

Kevin Klein D NYR 2 Months

Klein left Saturday's game with an ankle injury after being hit with a puck, according to the MSG Network game broadcast.

The defensive-minded Klein was hurt blocking a shot. The team has to be hoping it's nothing major, as New York's blue-line corps has been hit hard by injuries in the early going.

Kevin Klein D NYR 2 Months

Klein left Saturday's game with an injury, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

Fellow defenseman Ryan McDonagh also left Saturday's game with an injury, leaving the Rangers with just four defensemen dressed. There's no update on the exact nature of Klein's injury at this point.

Kevin Klein D NYR 2 Months

Klein registered a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-4 win over Minnesota.

Klein, who has never been known for his overwhelming offensive production now has two goals and three points in his last two games. With John Moore possible headed for a modest suspension, Klein could be considered for the team's second power play unit, but either way, he's not likely to continue this offensive outburst, so owners in most formats will want to continue monitoring from afar.