Kevin Klein D NAS 6 Days
Kevin Klein is projected to return from his lower-body injury Thursday.
He was expected to miss a minimum of two weeks, but apparently he's fine to play far ahead of that timetable. Klein racks up plenty of hits and blocks, but he doesn't do much else to help out fantasy-wise. Still, he is an important defenseman for the Predators and they will be glad to have him back.
Kevin Klein D NAS 11 Days
Kevin Klein will not play Saturday night against Philadlephia.
He is dealing with a lower-body injury and should be considered day-to-day. Normally, this would not be a huge blow to the Predators. But with Shea Weber sidelined, Klein's injury is more significant. The Preds are thin on defence Saturday night and the Flyers could be ready to take advantage.
Kevin Klein D NAS 9 Months
Predators defenseman Kevin Klein was assessed his first penalty of the season in Saturday's loss to San Jose.
Amazingly, Klein had not amassed any penalty minutes since October 29, 2011, which was the only game in which he took a penalty during the 2011-12 season. This, of course, is actually bad news for those playing in rotisserie formats since PIM are typically rewarded, but it's an astounding feat nonetheless.
Kevin Klein D NAS 10 Months
Kevin Klein has accumulated just four penalty minutes in his last 75 games.
"For the most part, I think one of my strengths is the penalty kill, and you want to be out there to kill penalties for other guys," Klein said. His discipline is great for his team, but it's something that actually hurts most fantasy owners. Klein doesn't do enough offensively to justify owning him in standard leagues, but he has some value in leagues that use alternate stats like blocked shots.
Kevin Klein D NAS 12 Months
Kevin Klein was given a lot of attention while playing for Herlev Eagles of the Danish League.
"They had pictures of him made so they could sell them, that he signed. He would always get interviewed after the game in front of the VIP people. There was this huge spray-painted sign saying, 'Welcome Klein No. 18,' and fans would chant his name," Kevin Klein's sister, Laura said. "He wasn't given everything, but the fans supported him to the fullest, not even knowing who he was. They just knew he was (an NHL) hockey player." Klein had a goal and three points in eight games. He's returned home while the Danish League is on break.
Kevin Klein D NAS Nov 14 '12
Kevin Klein will head to Denmark to play in the AL-Bank Ligaen with the Herlev Eagles.
The team's website announced the signing on Wednesday. The club gave credit to center Kim Staal, who played with Klein during the 2006-07 season with AHL Milwaukee, for helping in the recruitment process. Klein received a five-year extension with the Predators worth $14.5 million in September. He scored 21 points in 66 games last season, but should get a larger role now that Ryan Suter is in Minnesota.