Klein scored a goal, added an assist and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Washington. He killed over the course of the Rangers' three-game homestand, going plus-7 with two goals and an assist. Before that, he hadn't picked up a point since an Opening Night goal, so the veteran defenseman hasn't magically morphed into an offensive machine. Still, he's potted a surprising number of goals in a Rangers sweater.
Rangers blueliner Kevin Klein may play on the team's first power play unit on Tuesday against the Jets, reports Andrew Gross of The Record. With Dan Boyle struggling to start the season, head coach Alain Vigneault wants to give rookie bruiser Dylan McIlrath a chance to crack the line-up, leaving an opening on the team's power play. If and when Boyle dresses again, as long as Klein has a positive impact to the 12th ranked power play in the NHL, he could retain the extra minutes. Considering Klein's goal production has pleasantly increased since arriving on Broadway, it seems like a sensible move and has a moderate impact to Klein's fantasy value. If you have a hole on the blue line, he could be worth a gamble.
Kevin Klein had a goal in Wednesday's 3-2 season-opening win over Chicago.
Kevin 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.
Kevin Klein assisted on Chris Kreider's first goal of the game in Sunday's Game 6 victory over the Rangers.
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