Kylington played through a shoulder injury in the playoffs, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. It's unclear how long Kylington had to carry the shoulder injury, but he missed time in April due to an upper-body injury after taking a hard hit into the boards. Steinberg adds that Kylington is not expected to need surgery, so the injury isn't likely to be a problem in 2022-23. The RFA defenseman took a big step forward in 2022-23 with 31 points, 138 shots on net, 79 blocked shots and a plus-34 rating in 73 regular-season contests.
Kylington notched an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Oilers in Game 5. Kylington set up a Johnny Gaudreau tally in the second period. The assist gave Kylington three points in his last six games of the playoffs after going scoreless in the first six. The 25-year-old defenseman took a step forward to become a regular in the Flames' lineup, earning 31 points (nine goals, 22 helpers) with a plus-34 rating in 73 regular-season outings. He's set to be a restricted free agent this summer.
Kylington scored a goal and blocked two shots in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers in Game 3. Kylington struck at 15:09 of the third period to spoil the Oilers' chances of shutting out the Flames. The goal was too little and too late to make a difference, but it's still the 25-year-old's first career playoff tally. He's at two points, 17 shots on net, 12 blocked shots, eight PIM and a plus-3 rating through 10 postseason contests.
Kylington logged an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars in Game 7. Kylington spent a little time in the locker room during the second period, but he was able to return and finish out the contest. The defenseman's assist came on a Tyler Toffoli goal at 1:46 of the second. This was Kylington's first point in seven playoff contests, and he's added 15 shots on net, eight blocked shots, six PIM and a plus-2 rating. With Chris Tanev (undisclosed) out, Kylington and Michael Stone functioned more as the third pairing, which could diminish the 24-year-old's opportunities in the offensive zone heading into the second round.
Kylington notched an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Predators. Kylington helped out on the second of Dillon Dube's goals in the contest. In his last five games, Kylington has a goal and three assists with a plus-5 rating. The 24-year-old defenseman has been steady in a second-pairing role with 31 points, 133 shots on net, 75 blocked shots and a plus-34 rating in 71 appearances.
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