New York, NY - The New York Rangers will be without defenseman Kevin Klein for most of the remainder of the regular season after he injured his left arm in Wednesday's game against Washington.
Klein exited New York's 3-1 win over the Capitals in the final seconds when he was struck in the arm by a shot from Alex Ovechkin. The New York Post reported that the veteran blueliner underwent x-rays following the game, the results of which the team did not reveal.
The 30-year-old was in the midst of a career season, his 10th in the NHL and first full one with the Rangers. Through 65 games in 2014-15, Klein has recorded personal bests of nine goals and 26 points, while his plus-24 rating is tied for tops on the team.
Klein was acquired by New York from Nashville in January of 2014 in exchange for defenseman Michael Del Zotto.
The Rangers are currently tied with Montreal for the most points in the Eastern Conference and improved to 12-1-2 since Feb. 10 with Wednesday's result.