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Rangers’ Klein expected to play Game 1

Kevin Klein

New York Rangers’ Kevin Klein celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The Rangers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The Associated Press

After missing over a month with an arm injury, New York Rangers’ defenseman Kevin Klein is expected to make his return tonight.

According to Andrew Gross of The Record, Klein will play in Game 1 against the Washington Capitals.

Klein has been out of the lineup since March 11 after being hit in the arm by an Alex Ovechkin shot.

The 30-year-old was having a career year prior to being sidelined.

In 65 games this season Klein had nine goals and 17 assists while averaging 18:29 in time on ice.

Puck drop on Game 1 between the Capitals and Rangers is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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