News: The Coyotes have signed Rob Klinkhammer to a two-year contract.
Analysis: One of the team's free agents, Rob Klinkhammer made himself a priority for the team's front office this offseason after posting a career-high 11 points in 22 games at the NHL level. Klinkhammer also finished second on the team with a plus-7 rating. He should figure prominently into their plans in 2013.
News:Rob Klinkhammer scored one of Phoenix's four goals in Friday's shootout loss to Colordao, his first game back since missing one contest with a mild concussion.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer has been quietly productive in his 21 games with the big club this season, registering 11 points in 21 games. He's flashed some talent this year and could see a larger role with the Coyotes next fall, just don't expect a huge jump in production from the 26-year-old.
Coyotes' Klinkhammer (Concussion) Will Play Friday
News:Rob Klinkhammer (concussion) will play Friday against the Avalanche, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer sat Wednesday with a concussion, but it seems the injury was relatively minor as the 26-year-old will return to action Friday.
News:Rob Klinkhammer (concussion) will not play in Wednesday's contest with the Sharks, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
Analysis: The winger has recorded a line of 4/6/10 in 20 games this season for Phoenix.
News:Rob Klinkhammer extended his points streak to five games after tallying an assist on a beautiful feed to Michael Lombardi during Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Kings.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer has provided quite the offensive boost for the Coyotes since tallying his first NHL goal in his first career NHL game in mid-March. Klinkhammer has six points, including two goals, over the team's last five games; ride him while he's hot.
News:Rob Klinkhammer scored the second goal of his career in his second NHL game Tuesday, giving the Coyotes a 5-2 lead midway through the third as they went on to defeat the Kings.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer has filled in admirably for the injured Radim Vrbata in the Coyotes' previous two games, and it's possible the team makes room for him if and when Vrbata is ready to return, as he's added a surprising bit of offense. Klinkhammer finished with one goal, three shots on goal, six hits and a plus-1 rating.
News:Rob Klinkhammer scored his first goal in his NHL debut Saturday, the game-winner off a feed in front of the net from Boyd Gordon.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer had been called up previously but sent back down before he could see ice time. He skated for 13:15 in the win, added three shots on goal and four hits in addition to getting the game-winner past Kari Lehtonen.
News:Rob Klinkhammer will make his Coyotes debut Saturday against the Stars, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer, who was recalled Friday for the third time this season, will finally play in his first game with Phoenix, skating on a line with David Moss and Boyd Gordon. The 26-year-old has put up 44 points (14G, 30A) in 53 AHL games this season.
News:Rob Klinkhammer was recalled from AHL Portland on Friday.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer's 44 points (14G, 30A) in the AHL this season rank him among the top ten in the league, and it looks like he may finally get to make his first NHL appearance of the year soon.
News:Rob Klinkhammer was assigned to AHL Portland on Monday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer, who was just recalled Friday, will head back to Portland and resume playing with the AHL Portland Pirates. During this short, three-day stint, Klinkhammer was scratched from the Coyotes' lone game Saturday. With forwards Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata eligible to come off IR on Monday, the team was forced to open up a couple of roster spots, resulting in Klinkhammer being sent down.
News:Rob Klinkhammer will not play Saturday against the Ducks.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer has lit up the AHL for 44 points (14G, 30A) in 52 games this year, but it seems his NHL season debut will have to wait.
News:Rob Klinkhammer has been recalled from the AHL Friday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer had a team-leading 44 points for AHL Portland, eight in the AHL. Klinkhammer will provide a nice scoring punch in the back end of the Coyotes lines when he sees action.
News:Rob Klinkhammer was assigned to AHL Portland on Friday, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer was called up Wednesday to take part in the team's scrimmage, but he'll head back to Portland, where he has 31 points (9G, 22A) in 38 games so far this season. The 26-year-old has shown he can produce at the AHL level, but he's put up just two points (both assists) in 16 NHL games to this point.
News: The Coyotes called up Rob Klinkhammer and six other plays from their AHL affiliate in Portland ahead of the team's scrimmage Wednesday night, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer has 32 points thus far for the Pirates, good for second on the team.
News:Rob Klinkhammer signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes on Tuesday, the team's official Twitter account reports.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer appeared in only 15 games as a member of the Senators last season, registering two assists and 47 hits. He will likely begin next season with AHL-Portland, but could spend some time with the Coyotes if injuries amount.
News: Ottawa recalled Rob Klinkhammer from its AHL affiliate in Binghamton reports the club's web site.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer has 35 points (12G, 23A) in 35 games with Binghamton. With Bobby Butler struggling to find his scoring touch, don't be surprised to see Klinkhammer take Butler's place in the lineup for Sunday's game against Florida. He doesn't have a lot of offensive upside, but he is a big body that can skate and make life difficult for opposing defenders.
News: The Blackhawks have traded Rob Klinkhammer to the Ottawa Senators for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft, the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Analysis: The 25-year-old Rob Klinkhammer has recorded six points (2G, 4A) in 18 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL this season. He has appeared in one NHL game in his career and figures to be with Ottawa's AHL affiliate barring an injury.
News:Rob Klinkhammer was sent by the Blackhawks on Thursday to Rockford of the AHL.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer had a cup of coffee with the Blackhawks last season skating in a game in December 2010. Klinkhammer has skated in the AHL the last four seasons including three with Rockford. He scored 17 goals and 29 assists in 76 games for the IceHogs last season.
News:Rob Klinkhammer has been assigned to Rockford of the AHL, the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Analysis:Rob Klinkhammer returns to Rockford for a fourth straight season. Last season, he tallied 46 points in 76 games, an improvement over his totals of 33 and 23 from 2009 and 2009 respectively.
News: Klinkhammer agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Blackhawks, reports the team's official site.
Analysis: Klinkhammer put up a plus-14 with Rockford of the AHL last season, and made his NHL debut. He has 126 points (54G, 72A) in 290 career AHL games.
News: The Blackhawks sent Klinkhammer to AHL Rockford on Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: The Blackhawks need to continuously bounce players back to the AHL to manage their salary cap situation. Klinkhammer could be back soon, however, and may play Saturday against the Sharks.