Friday, March 13, 2015

Klein Out With Upper-Body Injury

The injury situation for New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein isn't very good at the moment, as the reports surfaced that he is expected to miss about a month's worth of action, nearly encompassing the remaining time in the regular season.  If Klein is fortunate, he would get a week or a little bit more as a refresher before the playoff run.

Klein was hurt earlier this week after blocking a shot up high on his body and the team sent him home for tests.  Unfortunately, the tests didn't come back to anyone's liking and now the blueliner will be on the shelf for about the next four weeks.

In the overall sense, Klein has been lights out in the NHL, scoring 9 goals and 26 points in 65 games, which is pretty darn good by his historical standards.

After Thursday night's action, he was ranked 259th overall in pool scoring, 46th among this year's defensemen, where his previous high in rankings was in the shortened 2013 season, where he finished 346th overall, 65th among blueliners.

Klein was a Week Eighteen pick-up for Brenda & Seward and they were getting decent production out of a very late defenseman, getting 7 points from 15 games, nearly half a point per game.

An updated list of injuries can be found here.

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