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Kevin Klein out 3-4 weeks, maybe longer, with a broken arm

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Kevin Klein will be out for 3-4 weeks after breaking his arm in Wednesday’s win over the Capitals. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

Late in last night’s game, Kevin Klein was hit in the arm on a long Alex Ovechkin slap shot, causing him to drop to the ice in immediate discomfort. He left the game with less than a minute remaining, and received X-Rays before flying home.

Unfortunately, the Rangers received some bad news today, learning that Kevin Klein will be out for at least 3 to 4 weeks according to a press release from the Rangers.

Kevin Klein was in the midst of arguably his best season as a pro, already setting career highs in goals (9) and points (26), as well as a career best +24 – tied with Rick Nash for sixth best in the entire NHL. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers face off against St. Louis at MSG; McIlrath and Allen make season debut

Bobby Bevilacqua

When the Rangers (5-4-1) take the ice tonight at 7 PM against the St. Louis Blues (6-3-1), four of the defenseman in the starting lineup for New York will be guys that did not play when these two teams first faced off in the season opener.

Recent callups Connor Allen and Dylan McIlrath will both be in the starting lineup tonight, following the injuries to Ryan McDonagh and Kevil Klein.

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Connor Allen will be making his season debut tonight against the Blues tonight, and could either play with Mike Kostka or Dylan McIlrath. Allen is a capable two-way defender who can move the puck and play solid defense.

The two are not linemates in Hartford, but were teammates last season and roommates for training camp this year.

Allen nearly made the team out of camp last season, and played in three games for the Rangers, where he looked comfortable and moved well with the puck. In eight games in Hartford, he has scored twice and picked up three assists with a minus-one rating. Read the rest of this entry

Connor Allen and Dylan McIlrath called up from Hartford; Will play tomorrow

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Dylan McIlrath (L) and Connor Allen (R) have been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack to replace Ryan McDonagh and Kevin Klein for tomorrow’s game against the St. Louis Blues. Photo courtesy of NHL.com

As expected, Connor Allen and Dylan McIlrath have both been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack to replace the two free spots in the Rangers’ defensive pairings with the injured to Kevin Klein and captain Ryan McDonagh.

This is now the second straight season that Allen, 24, and McIlrath, 22, have been called up to play with the Rangers.

McIlrath, the Rangers’ 10th overall pick in the 2010 draft, turned pro during the 2012-2013 season, but played just 45 games due to surgery he required on his kneecap. He played in 62 games with Hartford last year, scoring six goals with 11 assists for a total of 17 points, as well as accumulating 165 penalty minutes Read the rest of this entry

McDonagh out 3-4 weeks; Klein’s X-Rays negative

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Ryan McDonagh’s separated shoulder will sideline him for 3 to 4 weeks, according to head coach Alain Vigneault.

Ryan McDonagh, who was hit hard into the boards last night and separated his left shoulder, will miss 3 to 4 weeks as a result of the injury, with the information coming from Alain Vigneault and Steve Zipay.

The shoulder that was injured was the same one McDonagh hurt at the end of last season, where he missed 5 games with a sore shoulder.

With the type of injury he suffered, the result could have been a lot worse. Three to four weeks could have been a lot worse for the Rangers, but the absence of New Yorks number one defenseman will really hurt the team, and it will be hard to find someone to replace him. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers fall to Winnipeg in shootout, lose McDonagh and Klein to Injury

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers lost captain Ryan McDonagh early in the first period with a separated shoulder, and could miss a significant amount of playing time. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

The Rangers faced off against the Jets in a very exciting game, but came away with a 1-0 shootout loss, and a bad taste in their mouth following the loss of captain Ryan McDonagh and Kevin Klein to injuries.

Both Ondrej Pavelec and Henrik Lundqvist recored shutouts, with 65 minutes of shutout hockey. Both made some great saves, but it was Pavelec who had the heavier workload, stopping all 38 shots he faced.

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