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Maple Leafs' John Klingberg: Not practicing Friday
Klingberg (upper body) is not at practice Friday, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.
Klingberg suffered the injury in Wednesday's preseason contest versus the Sabres. The 31-year-old is expected to quarterback the first power-play unit and should be expected to get 45-50 points this season, if he remains healthy. Consider Klingberg day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' John Klingberg: Exits Wednesday's game
Klingberg left Wednesday's preseason game versus the Sabres after something tightened up during the first period, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.
Klingberg's exit sounds precautionary for now, though the 31-year-old defenseman will be evaluated further Thursday. Klingberg is expected to be the Maple Leafs' quarterback on the first power-play unit as well as a top-four option this season. Given his importance to the team's offense, it's understandable that the Leafs will be cautious with him during the preseason slate.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' John Klingberg: Slides onto top PP unit
Klingberg is practicing on the Leafs' top power-play unit, replacing Morgan Rielly, reports The Athletic.
There's no guarantee Klingberg will stick in this role, but he adds a different dimension to PP1 than the incumbent. Klingberg is a right-handed shot who is unafraid to fire the puck, while the left-shooting Rielly can be guilty of over-passing. Klingberg delivered 148 power-play points over his first eight NHL seasons, which were 11th-most at his position over that span. His 65 primary assists ranked 10th in the same period. The Leafs' top unit includes Mitchell Marner, Auston Matthews, William Nylander and John Tavares.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' John Klingberg: Signs with Maple Leafs
Klingberg signed a one-year, $4.15 million contract with the Maple Leafs on Saturday, Chris Johnston of TSN reports.
Klingberg will bring the Maple Leafs some much needed offense from the blue line. The talented blueliner had 10 goals and 23 assists in 67 games split between Anaheim and Minnesota last season, including two goals and 10 points on the power play. Klingberg's offensive numbers should improve with the Maple Leafs given Toronto's talent up front.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Two points in Game 4
Klingberg tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Stars.
Klingberg got Minnesota on the board in the third period, beating Jake Oettinger with a wrist shot after corralling a deflected puck. Klingberg would add a second point later in the frame with an assist on Frederick Gaudreau's tally. The 30-year-old defenseman has four points (a goal and three assists) through two postseason games against his former team after missing the first two games of the series with a lower-body injury. Klingberg tallied 10 goals and 33 points in 67 regular-season games between Minnesota and Anaheim.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Notches two helpers in return
Klingberg (lower body) registered two assists in a 5-1 victory over Dallas in Game 3 on Friday.
Klingberg missed the first two contests of the playoff series due to the injury, but he made his presence felt Friday. In addition to providing two helpers, the defenseman also had a plus-3 rating, two shots and a hit in 16:38 of ice time. Klingberg, who had 10 goals and 33 points in 2022-23, averaged 20:37 over 67 regular-season outings, so he did play a diminished role in his return. However, the 30-year-old might see his playing time increase as the playoffs progress.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: In Friday's lineup
Klingberg (lower body) is suiting up for Game 3 against Dallas on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Klingberg missed the first two games of the series with a lower-body issue. He tallied nine points in 17 games with the Wild during the regular season, including five over the final eight contests. He's expected to skate in a bottom-four role.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Appears ready for action
Klingberg (lower body) appears to be on track to draw into the lineup for Friday's Game 3 versus the Stars, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Although Klingberg appears to be trending in the right direction, confirmation on his status for Friday night's contest may not surface until the Wild takes the ice for pregame warmups. If he's able to go, look for Klingberg to draw into a bottom-four role for Game 3.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Sidelined for Game 2
Klingberg (lower body) isn't expected to play in Wednesday's Game 2 versus the Stars, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
With Klingberg set to miss a second straight contest, look for Jon Merrill to remain paired with rookie Brock Faber on Wednesday. Klingberg, who's picked up nine points through 17 games since being traded to the Wild at the deadline, will be reevaluated ahead of Friday's Game 3 against Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Out for Game 1
Klingberg (lower body) is not in Monday's Game 1 lineup against Dallas, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Klingberg was considered questionable for Game 1 but isn't quite ready to get back in the lineup. The veteran blueliner will be considered questionable again for Game 2 on Wednesday. He scored nine points in 17 games after being traded to the Wild.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Questionable for Game 1
Klingberg's availability for Game 1 against Dallas on Monday is unclear due to a lower-body injury, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.
Klingberg didn't practice Sunday after sustaining the injury during Saturday's session. If Klingberg can't play in Minnesota's playoff opener, Jon Merrill could be in the lineup. Klingberg recorded 33 points, 112 shots on goal and 84 blocked shots in 67 games during the 2022-23 campaign with the Ducks and Wild.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Garners power-play helper
Klingberg notched a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Blues.
Klingberg has a goal and three helpers over his last five games. The 30-year-old defenseman is fitting in well with the Wild, and he now has 32 points over 64 contests between them and the Ducks this season. He's added 108 shots on net, 77 blocked shots and a minus-24 rating.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Nets 10th marker of 2022-23
Klingberg supplied a power-play goal in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to Vegas.
Klingberg is on a three-game scoring streak with a goal and three points in that span. Through 62 contests this season, he's provided 10 goals and 31 points. Klingberg has reached double digits in goals for the first time since 2018-19, though he's unlikely to match his 2016-17 career high of 13 markers.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Logs helper Saturday
Klingberg notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights.
Klingberg has a helper in each of the last two games. He set up Matthew Boldy for the lone tally in Saturday's loss. For the season, Klingberg has 30 points, 100 shots on net, 73 blocked shots, 55 hits, 34 PIM and a minus-24 rating through 61 appearances between the Wild and the Ducks. He's been slightly better with Minnesota, though that's likely a product of a stronger supporting cast than the one he had in Anaheim.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Reaches 20-assist mark
Klingberg logged an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Avalanche.
Klingberg missed the last three games with an upper-body injury, and he'd been held off the scoresheet in the three contests before his absence. The blueliner set up Sam Steel's first-period go-ahead tally. Klingberg has five points through 10 outings with the Wild and 29 points in 60 appearances when accounting for his time with the Ducks to begin the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Good to play vs. Colorado
Klingberg (upper body) will draw back into the lineup for Wednesday's game against Colorado, according to Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Klingberg missed the Wild's previous three contests because of the injury. He has nine goals and 28 points in 59 appearances this season. He's projected to serve in a top-four capacity Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
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