Kevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save against Steve Bernier #18 of the New Jersey Devils during a game at Madison Square Garden on April 4, 2015. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Good News, Rangers Fans — Lundqvist Appears To Be In Playoff Form

It’s only taken Henrik Lundqvist four games to shake off the rust following his return from a scary vascular injury that forced him to miss 25 consecutive games.

04/06/2015

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers Say St. Louis To Miss Up To 2 Weeks With Lower Body Injury

St. Louis appeared to get hurt during Sunday night’s game when Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov fell shoulder-first on his right knee early in the third period.

03/16/2015

Kevin Klein #8 of the New York Rangers looks on against the New York Islanders during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 10, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers Defenseman Kevin Klein To Miss 3-4 Weeks With Injury

Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein will be out three to four weeks due to an undisclosed injury sustained when he was struck in the left arm by a shot taken by Washington’s Alex Ovechkin.

03/13/2015

Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal with Chris Kreider #20 in the third period against the New York Islanders on February 16, 2015 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale,New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Have Big-Game Players, And It Will Benefit Them In Playoffs

New Yorkers are craving a Rangers-Islanders playoff showdown, and it almost seems inevitable that the Battle of New York will be fought in an epic playoff clash sometime in April or May.

02/17/2015

Kevin Klein of the New York Rangers is congratulated by teammates after scoring the game-winner in the third period against the New York Islanders on February 16, 2015 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

We Can Beat You! Rangers Storm Back, Win Wild One Over Islanders

When the Islanders scored 11 seconds in on Monday night and built a pair of two-goal leads it appeared they would remain perfect at home against division opponents. Not so fast.

02/17/2015

New York Rangers' Kevin Klein (R) celebrates his goal in front of Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings to tie the game 2-2 during the second period at Staples Center on January 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: On Western Swing, Rangers Prove They’re Beasts Of East

Speed kills. It appears the blazing Blueshirts have perfected AV’s system after defeating two Pacific Division powerhouses in the Ducks and Kings in consecutive nights.

01/09/2015

Kevin Klein #8 of the New York Rangers celebrates his game-winning goal at 3:45 of overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on December 8, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Ultra-Tough Kevin Klein Has Been The Rangers’ Savior

Klein has been the one Rangers defenseman who has been dependable in all areas of the ice over the span of 26 games.

12/09/2014

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers scores at 8:40 of the second period against Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Klein Saves Rangers In OT After Losing Part Of Ear

Kevin Klein, bloodied earlier by a high stick that ripped off part of his ear, fired in a slap shot 3:45 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.

12/09/2014

Kevin Klein clears the puck ahead of Sean Couturier of the Philadelphia Flyers on November 19, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Klein-Del Zotto Swap Remains One Of Sather’s Great Steals

The Rangers pulled the plug on MDZ at the right time. Meanwhile, Kevin Klein has been trusted to play an increased role this season — and it’s paying off.

11/20/2014

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 21:  Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers celebrates a goal with Rick Nash #61, against the New Jersey Devils Kevin Hayes #13 against the New Jersey Devils during their game  at the Prudential Center on October 21, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Klein Seals Rangers’ Comeback With Overtime Goal Against Devils

Kevin Klein scored 2:42 into overtime, and the New York Rangers rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Tuesday night.

10/22/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist celebrates after earning his 300th career victory on March 9, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lundqvist’s Journey — From Draft Steal To Rangers’ Winningest Goalie

Long before he earned the complete adulation of MSG devotees, scouts around the league were split on whether an 18-year-old Henrik Lundqvist had the characteristics of an NHL-caliber goalie.

03/19/2014

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Teammates Hoping Cally Sticks Around Past Deadline

Kevin Klein is hoping that Callahan remains in New York, but understands why his former OHL teammate is playing hardball with the Rangers on a new contract.

03/05/2014

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rental Scenario Could Force Rangers To Hold On To Capt. Callahan

For the moment, Rangers fans can exhale. Captain Ryan Callahan will remain property of the Blueshirts throughout the Sochi games.

02/07/2014

Kevin Klein (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Klein-Del Zotto Swap Will Help Solidify Rangers’ Blue Line

Make no mistake about it. The Rangers are a win-now team and Kevin Klein will provide the consistency that Michael Del Zotto clearly lacked.

01/23/2014

Michael Del Zotto (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers Trade Michael Del Zotto To Predators For Kevin Klein

Del Zotto, only 23, was the 20th overall pick of the Rangers in the 2008 NHL Draft and made his Rangers debut in 2009. He has two goals and nine assists in 42 games for New York this season.

01/22/2014

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