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Thursday, March 12, 2015

NY Rangers Continue Elite Hockey, Kevin Klein Gets X-Rayed

   Following the NY Rangers defeat of division rival Washington Capitals last night, the NY Rangers have moved into #1 in the NHL (with games at hand over everyone, mind you), causing the NYR fan online-community to drop some pretty absurd statistics in the hours following the game. Here are a few...

PROJECTED NHL STANDINGS POINTS OVER 82-GAMES:
via HockeyRodent.com

































   





   But on a less joyful subject...

   In the final minute of the New York Rangers' 3-1 defeat of the Washington Capitals, Kevin Klein took a puck to the arm/shoulder and painfully made his way off the ice. Andrew Gross reported Klein, sporting bandages over his arm, when asked "Are you OK?', told reporters "No, not really." K.K. will have X-Rays taken, which is certainly not a good sign for Rangers fans. We here at SatherOnWaivers don't have any additional information to add to this story, but we can offer some analysis into the worst-case scenario:

   In January 2013, Joffrey Lupul took a puck to the arm (video HERE), and ended up missing the next 52 days nursing a broken arm. If, hypothetically, Klein did suffer a broken bone last night, and such a timetable of recovery was given here: Klein would theoretically return the 1st week of May, likely the 2nd round of NHL playoffs. 

   While both Lupul & Klein's injuries appear similar to one another, it's not yet known whether or not the diagnosis will be comparable at all. In the mean time, Matt Hunwick, Chris Summers & Mike Kostka are the "spare" defensemen the NY Rangers have available in the event Klein misses serious time.

   Editor's Note:

   Sounds as if Kevin Klein will miss time, likely a broken arm, could be 4-6 weeks. NHL Playoffs begin in 5.


   

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