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Capitals' Michal Kempny: Returning Sunday
Kempny will play Sunday against the Stars, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Kempny has been a healthy scratch for the last eight games, but an injury to Trevor van Riemsdyk (undisclosed) has afforded him an opportunity to get some playing time. The 31-year-old has one goal and two points to show for 10 games during the 2021-22 season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Back at practice Monday
Kempny (COVID-19 protocols) exited the NHL's protocols and practice with the team Monday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Kempny will likely be competing with the likes of Trevor van Riemsdyk for the final spot in the Caps' lineup, as the other five defensemen are locks to play when healthy. In his seven games this year, the 31-year-old Kempny has dished out 14 hits and made 13 blocks but won't generate much in terms of offensive production.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Lands in virus protocols
Kempny entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Friday.
Kempny will miss Friday's game versus the Stars at a minimum now that he's landed in the league's virus protocols. With Kempny on the shelf, look for Dennis Cholowski or Matt Irwin to enter the lineup against Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Rises to active roster
Kempny was promoted to the active roster Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Kempny could be in the lineup Thursday versus the Bruins, as John Carlson (COVID-19 protocols) and Dmitry Orlov (suspension) won't be available. The 31-year-old Kempny has one assist, six hits and five blocked shots in three games for the Capitals this year.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Recalled from taxi squad
Kempny was promoted to the active roster from the taxi squad Saturday.
Kempny has averaged 19:44 of ice time and has tallied one assist through three NHL appearances this season. The 31-year-old was elevated to help fill the vacancy left by Dmitry Orlov's entrance into the NHL's COVID-19 protocols. Kempny could slot into the bottom pairing as soon as Saturday's match against the Islanders.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Demoted to taxi squad
The Capitals assigned Kempny to the taxi squad Friday.
The defenseman has been on the NHL roster and played in three games for Washington since Dec. 27. Kempny, who was a regular in the Capitals' lineup in 2018 and 2019, figures to rejoin the NHL club as a replacement option at some point this year.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Gets NHL call-up
The Capitals recalled Kempny from AHL Hershey on Monday.
Kempny hasn't logged NHL playing time since 2019, when he played 58 games and recorded 18 points for the Capitals.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: On waivers Saturday
Kempny was placed on waivers by Washington on Saturday.
Kempny has had a difficult preseason -- his first action since missing all of last season recovering from Achilles and knee injuries -- and appears to have fallen behind on Washington's depth chart. Carrying a $2.5 million cap hit, it's likely the 31-year-old passes through waivers unclaimed and should report to AHL Hershey shortly thereafter.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Skates with second group
Kempny (Achilles) skated with the Capitals' second group during Friday's training camp practice, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Kempny missed the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign after undergoing surgery in October 2020 to repair his Achilles tendon, but it appears he's on track to be available for Opening Night. The 31-year-old blueliner tallied three goals and 18 points in 58 games with Washington in 2019-20.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Not returning for postseason opener
Kempny (Achilles) remains out of the lineup in Saturday's Game 1 against the Bruins, Mike Vogel of the 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.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Officially day-to-day
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.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Back with Capitals
Kempny (Achilles) is back with the 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.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Injured during conditioning game
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.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Sent on conditioning loan
Kempny (Achilles) was sent to AHL Hershey on a conditioning loan Thursday, source reports.
The 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.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Skates with taxi squad
Kempny (Achilles) skated with the 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.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Starts skating
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.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Suffers Achilles injury
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.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Watching from press box Sunday
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 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.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Bags apple Sunday
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 Capitals are counting on the Czech defender to once again be a key cog on their blue line in Round 1 against the Islanders.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Michal Kempny: Rejoins team
Kempny took part in Tuesday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Kempny was absent from opening day of Phase 3 training camp, but his return Tuesday should ease concerns about potential health problems. The 29-year-old registered three goals, 18 points and a plus-19 rating while averaging 18:38 of ice time in 58 games during the 2019-20 regular season and is expected to be a regular presence in Washington's lineup during the postseason.... See More ... See Less
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