• Oilers' Klinkhammer Pots Goal In Win

    News: Rob Klinkhammer potted his fifth goal of the season in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Red Wings.
    Analysis: The goal ended an 11 game pointless streak and was the first time finding the back of the net in 32 games dating back to Dec. 12. With just nine points, there's not much here from a fantasy perspective even in deeper formats.
  • Klinkhammer Back In For Oilers On Friday

    News: Rob Klinkhammer (paternity) was on the ice for the Oilers' morning skate and will be back in the lineup Friday against the Wild, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
    Analysis: Rob Klinkhammer missed the Oilers' previous two games while awaiting the birth of his first child. After taking some time to be with the newborn -- and inking a one-year extension with the Oilers -- Klinkhammer will reclaim a spot on the team's fourth line, joining Matt Hendricks and Boyd Gordon.
  • Klinkhammer Re-Ups With Oilers For Another Year

    News: Rob Klinkhammer (paternity) agreed to a one-year, $725,000 extension with the Oilers on Friday, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports.
    Analysis: Rob Klinkhammer, who has missed the Oilers' previous two games while on paternity leave, has spent time with three different teams this season. Though his production with Edmonton (no goals, two assists in 18 games) hasn't been noteworthy, the team seems satisfied with the toughness he's supplied on the team's fourth line. The new contract should give him some further security in that role.
  • Oilers' Klinkhammer To Remain Out Wednesday

    News: Rob Klinkhammer (personal) will remain out of the lineup Wednesday against the Bruins, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
    Analysis: Rob Klinkhammer will miss his second straight game as he takes time off to be with his newborn child. Matt Hendricks is expected to replace him on the Oilers' fourth line. Klinkhammer's next chance to play will come Friday against the Wild.
  • Klinkhammer Out Monday For Edmonton

    News: Rob Klinkhammer (personal) won't play Monday for the Oilers.
    Analysis: Rob Klinkhammer has left the team to await the birth of his first child. We wish nothing but the best for him and his expanding family.
  • Oilers' Klinkhammer Picks Up Assist, Seven PIM

    News: Rob Klinkhammer gathered an assist and picked up seven PIM in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.
    Analysis: Rob Klinkhammer has spent time with three teams this season and hasn't offered much fantasy utility in any of the destinations. In primarily a bottom-six role split between the Coyotes, Penguins and Oilers, Klinkhammer has been limited to just four goals, four assists and 17 PIM over 43 games.
  • Pens Deal Klinkhammer To Oilers

    News: Rob Klinkhammer was traded to the Oilers on Friday along with a 2015 first-round draft choice in exchange for forward David Perron, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
    Analysis: The first-round pick in one of the deepest drafts in years is the clear get here for the Oilers, as Rob Klinkhammer doesn't project as much more than a bottom-six forward. With only three points in his 10 games with Pittsburgh, Klinkhammer struggled to attain the fantasy relevance many had hoped for when he was dealt there earlier in December by the Coyotes. The move to a dreadful Edmonton squad will only sink his value further.
  • Klinkhammer Breaks Through Friday For Pittsburgh

    News: Rob Klinkhammer scored his first goal for Pittsburgh (and fourth overall) in a 3-1 victory over the Flames on Friday.
    Analysis: Rob Klinkhammer ended up skating with Evgeni Malkin and Blake Comeau after Jayson Megna took four minor penalties and was benched. He figures to see time again Saturday with Malkin since the Pens have already ruled Sidney Crosby out for the Columbus contest.
  • Klinkhammer Debuts Saturday For Pens

    News: Rob Klinkhammer skated left wing on Pittsburgh's third line Saturday with Marcel Goc (center) and Jayson Megna (right wing).
    Analysis: In just 11 shifts, the amped-up Rob Klinkhammer dished out a team-high five hits. He also drew two penalties and acquitted himself nicely in his Penguins debut. The former Coyote, who has three goals in 20 games, could help fantasy owners in the hits category.
  • Pens' Klinkhammer Will Play Saturday

    News: Rob Klinkhammer will be in the Penguins' lineup Saturday against the Senators.
    Analysis: The Penguins will waste no time inserting Rob Klinkhammer into their lineup, though he will not see any time on the power-play or penalty-kill units Saturday. Klinkhammer was acquired from Arizona along with a conditional fifth-round pick for defenseman Philip Samuelsson on Friday.