Rangers’ Klein out ‘indefinitely’ with fractured thumb


The New York Rangers have lost one of their most dependable defensemen “indefinitely.” The club announced today that Kevin Klein has a fractured thumb. There’s no¬†timetable for his return.

Klein is averaging 20:01 of ice time, second on the team to Ryan McDonagh. The 31-year-old has already missed 12 games this season due to injury.

With Klein sidelined, expect to see more of big rookie Dylan McIlrath. Both players are right shots.

The Rangers host Minnesota Thursday.