The New York Rangers have announced that second-pairing defenseman Kevin Klein will miss the next three or four weeks due to an upper-body injury.
Klein was injured late in the third period on Wednesday after blocking what seemed to be an innocent wrist shot from… Alex Ovechkin. No, those kinds of shots are never innocent.
(The bright side: He didn’t block the shot with his face like Alex Tanguay. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )
Ovechkin’s shot from the red line hit Klein in the left arm. Eric Fehr had gathered the loose puck, so Klein tried to cut off his lane. Instead the Rangers defenseman dropped his stick, his arm limp. Seconds later, Klein fell to one knee, writhing in the crease. After gathering himself, he went to the locker room.
Lucky for the Rangers, their blue line is recently improved by the acquisition of Keith Yandle from the Arizona Coyotes. That’s a lot of defensive depth, so don’t feel too sorry for them. But here’s hoping Klein makes a quick recovery.
Once again, boy, Ovi is strong.
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