Michal Kempny

#6 D / Washington Capitals / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 194 lb Age: 30 College: None

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    Capitals' Michal Kempny: Not returning for postseason opener

    Michal Kempny (Achilles) remains out of the lineup in Saturday's Game 1 against the Bruins, Mike Vogel of the Washington Capitals' official site reports.Kempny was labeled day-to-day in the lead-up to the postseason, but he won't be making his first NHL-level appearance in nine months here. The 30-year-old blueliner will need to be removed from LTIR before he can rejoin the lineup, with Kempny's next chance to do so coming in Monday's Game 2.

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    Capitals' Michal Kempny: Officially day-to-day

    Michal Kempny (Achilles) was labeled day-to-day ahead of Saturday's Game 1 matchup with Boston, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.Kempny hasn't suited up in an NHL game since Aug. 14 versus the Islanders in last year's postseason but appears to be nearing a return to the ice. If cleared to play, Kempny would likely replace Nick Jensen in the lineup and could offer some decent scoring potential outside of John Carlson. In order to get into a game, Kempny will first need to be activated off long-term injured reserve.

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    Capitals' Michal Kempny: Back with Capitals

    Michal Kempny (Achilles) is back with the Washington Capitals following a conditioning stint with AHL Hershey, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.Kempny has yet to play an NHL game this season after injuring his Achilles during offseason training in 2020. The 30-year-old defender is likely to serve as a depth option for the Capitals once the postseason begins.

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    Capitals' Michal Kempny: Injured during conditioning game

    Michal Kempny (Achilles) left Saturday's AHL contest and did not return, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.Kempny is currently skating with AHL Hershey while rehabbing an Achilles injury that he suffered before the start of the 2020-21 campaign. In bizarre fashion, he was tangled up with an ice shoveler as they were leaving the ice. He was already expected to be out until the postseason but it's unclear if this incident will cause a further delay.

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    Capitals' Michal Kempny: Sent on conditioning loan

    Michal Kempny (Achilles) was sent to AHL Hershey on a conditioning loan Thursday, source reports.The Washington Capitals don't have enough cap space to roster Kempny at the moment, so he'll likely head to the minors until postseason play gets underway, at which point the salary cap will no longer be in place. The 30-year-old blueliner hasn't played since undergoing surgery to repair his Achilles tendon in early October.

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    Capitals' Michal Kempny: Skates with taxi squad

    Michal Kempny (Achilles) skated with the Washington Capitals' taxi squad Thursday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.Kempny has been sidelined since undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon in October. Getting on the ice with Washington's taxi squad is certainly a step in the right direction, but he's undoubtedly still a ways off from returning to game action. The 30-year-old blueliner could, however, be ready to rock in time for the playoffs. He picked up 18 points while posting a plus-19 rating in 58 games last season.

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    Capitals' Michal Kempny: Starts skating

    Michal Kempny (Achilles) skated on his own prior to Friday's practice, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.Kempny underwent surgery to repair his Achilles tendon in October and isn't expected to be ready to return until April at the earliest, but it's nonetheless an encouraging sign that he's already begun skating on his own. The 30-year-old blueliner picked up 18 points in 58 games last campaign.

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    Capitals' Michal Kempny: Suffers Achilles injury

    Michal Kempny has undergone successful surgery on his Achilles tendon and will miss the next 6-8 months.The 30-year-old blueliner reportedly suffered the injury while training in his native Czech Republic. The timetable for Kempny's return rules him out until sometime between April and June, so depending on the NHL schedule for next season, it's possible that he could miss the entire campaign. Kempny recorded 19 points in 58 games last season while skating to a plus-19.

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    Capitals' Michal Kempny: Watching from press box Sunday

    Michal Kempny won't suit up for Sunday's Game 3 versus the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.Kempny served as a healthy scratch as recently as March, and he'll do so again Sunday. The Washington Capitals desperately need a win, so they've shuffled the lines and Kempny will watch from the press box. Jonas Siegenthaler will also sit out, and Radko Gudas and Martin Fehervary will slot into the lineup.

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    Capitals' Michal Kempny: Bags apple Sunday

    Michal Kempny registered an assist, two shots and six hits during Sunday's 2-1 round-robin win over the Bruins.Kempny averaged 14:29 of ice time during the round robin but is expected to see the ice more once he is reunited on a pairing with Norris Trophy-finalist John Carlson (undisclosed). The Washington Capitals are counting on the Czech defender to once again be a key cog on their blue line in Round 1 against the Islanders.

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