John Klingberg Stats
- Height / Weight
- 74 / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/14/1992 (31)
John Klingberg Last 10 Games
John Klingberg News
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman John Klingberg (hip) will miss the rest of the season. The Swedish blue-liner has been on the shelf for seven games, and it's now clear we won't see him at all for the rest of the 2023-24 campaign, with him scheduled to have hip surgery at the end of the month. According to Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving, Klingberg faces a five-to-six-month rehab period. Klingberg, who will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer, finishes the season with zero goals and five assists in 14 games.
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman John Klingberg (undisclosed) has been placed on long-term Injured Reserve. He has already missed the last two games, and the move means Klingberg isn't ready to go anytime soon. The 31-year-old is reportedly dealing with a hip issue. Klingberg, an offensive defenseman, has been largely ineffective during his debut campaign in Toronto, failing to score and notching only five assists in 14 outings. Simon Benoit has filled in for Klingberg lately, but Conor Timmins (lower body) is expected to enter the frame on Friday versus Chicago. It's going to be a season debut for the 27-year-old after Timmins sustained a lower-body injury in a preseason game.
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman John Klingberg is still not available to the team for back-to-back games against the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins this weekend, as per head coach Sheldon Keefe. The veteran blueliner hasn't appeared since a Nov. 11 contest against the Vancouver Canucks as he also missed the team's two Global Series Sweden contests in his native country last week. "We'll have something for you when something's changed. At this point, there's no change in his status," Keefe said on Wednesday while adding "he's just continuing to work through things." Certainly, it's a grim picture for a player who has struggled mightily in his first season in Toronto, registering just five assists and a minus-seven rating across 14 games to this point.
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman John Klingberg is unlikely to play in Friday's contest in Stockholm versus the Detroit Red Wings, according to head coach Sheldon Keefe. The veteran blueliner has been banged up of late and missed Friday's game against the Calgary Flames before returning for Saturday's win over the Vancouver Canucks. It's been a tough start to his Maple Leafs tenure as the offense-first rear guard has yet to score a goal with just five assists and a minus-seven rating across 14 contests despite spending much of the season on the top unit of a talented Maple Leafs power play. If the 31-year-old is unable to go Friday, Simon Benoit is the likely candidate to dress in his absence.