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July 5, 2019 07:04 PM
Kings' Mario Kempe: Joining brother in LA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Kings on Friday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

Kempe has suited up for the Coyotes so far in his two-year NHL career, appearing in 70 games at the NHL level while also seeing action in 10 games for AHL Tucson last season. All in all, Kempe has 13 points and 22 penalty minutes in his career. The Swede will join his brother Adrian Kempe -- who is also a forward -- in Los Angeles.

March 15, 2019 01:20 AM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Snaps lengthy drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe scored a goal in the last second of Thursday's 6-1 win over the Ducks.

Kempe had gone 10 games without a point and 20 appearances without finding twine entering the night. With four goals and nine points in 48 games, Kempe is likely well under the radar for most fantasy owners.

February 16, 2019 07:04 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Looks ready for action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe (upper body) is expected to play in Saturday's home game versus the Maple Leafs, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.

He has missed the last two games and was considered a game-time decision. Kempe will add depth to Arizona's forwards, but his fantasy value is low with him posting just seven points in 34 games. He doesn't shoot enough or block enough shots to provide a solid floor, either.

February 14, 2019 08:44 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Out against St. Louis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe (upper body) won't play Thursday against the Blues.

Kempe was considered a game-time decision for Thursday's contest, so his recovery is clearly trending in the right direction, but he'll have to wait for Saturday's matchup with Toronto for his next opportunity to rejoin the lineup. The 30-year-old forward's absence will continue to test Arizona's depth up front, but it will likely go unnoticed by most fantasy owners, as he's only tallied seven points in 34 appearances this season.

February 14, 2019 08:20 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Game-time call Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's clash with St. Louis, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.

Kempe recorded one helper in his seven games before sustaining his upper-body issue, so fantasy owners probably shouldn't be expecting him to explode on offense whenever he does slot back into the lineup. Once given the green light, Kempe figures to slot into a bottom-six role for the Yotes.

February 12, 2019 09:28 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Can't go Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe (upper body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Golden Knights, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.

He suffered this injury during Saturday's win versus the Stars and couldn't shake it in time. The 30-year-old plays a physical role on the fourth line, and Josh Archibald will take his spot for this contest. Look for Kempe to try re-entering the lineup for Thursday's home game versus the Blues.

February 11, 2019 10:40 AM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: In doubt Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe (upper body) is doubtful for Tuesday's matchup with Vegas, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Kempe's potential absence will stretch Arizona's center depth, which is already missing Brad Richardson (upper body), Christian Dvorak (lower body) and Nick Schmaltz (upper body). The club will likely promote a player from the minors before traveling to Vegas and figures to slot Michael Bunting into a fourth-line role.

February 9, 2019 07:40 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Suffers upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe suffered an upper-body injury in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Stars, reports Craig Morgan of The Athletic.

Morgan adds that the injury is what limited Kempe to just 8:10 of ice time. The fourth-liner will hope to suit up when Arizona next takes the ice Tuesday in Vegas.

January 17, 2019 11:55 AM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Snags assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe garnered an assist versus San Jose on Wednesday.

Kempe has tallied three points in his previous five outings and is starting to heat up for the first time this season. The 30-year-old has already set career highs in games played (25), assists (three), points (five) and shots (26). Even with his recent burst of offensive output, Kempe is unlikely to start lighting the lamp with consistency.

November 30, 2018 11:08 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Returned to bus league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Coyotes reassigned Kempe to AHL Tuscon on Friday.

Kempe had been a healthy scratch for two consecutive contests since being promoted Monday, so this move isn't surprising. The 30-year-old winger will return to a prominent role with the Coyotes' minor-league affiliate, where he's totaled 11 points in 10 appearances this campaign.

November 26, 2018 11:08 AM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Called up from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe was promoted from AHL Tucson on Monday.

Kempe may want to keep a bag packed for when he is asked to move between leagues, as this marks the third time this season the Swede has been flipped. The departure of Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini to Chicago, however, could open up a more permanent spot on the 23-man roster for Kempe. In his four appearances this season, the 30-year-old has notched eight hits, four shots and three blocks while averaging 10:22 of ice time.

November 20, 2018 12:41 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Returning to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe was reassigned to AHL Tucson on Monday, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Kempe was called up prior to Saturday's game against the Bruins but was scratched. With some key players getting healthy, and Josh Archibald's two-game suspension coming to an end, there was no space left for the 30-year-old.

November 17, 2018 11:40 AM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Added to parent club roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe was recalled from AHL Tucson on Saturday.

Kempe was called up to the top level since Josh Archibald has been hit with a two-game suspension. The Swede's looked comfortable with the AHL's Roadrunners -- he's crafted three goals and six assists over eight games -- but the winger likely won't see enough ice time at hockey's highest level to warrant fantasy consideration.

October 24, 2018 12:28 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Hits waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Coyotes waived Kempe on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Kempe has been a healthy scratch for Arizona's last four contests, so this move doesn't come as much of a surprise. If he goes unclaimed, he'll be assigned to AHL Tucson.

May 28, 2018 05:09 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Inks two-way deal with Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes on Monday.

Kempe spent most of the 2017-18 campaign with Arizona's AHL affiliate, racking up 18 goals and 37 points in 47 contests, but he also played sparingly with the big club, notching two goals and four points in 18 games. The 2007 fifth-round pick will likely once again spend most of next season in the minors, which means he won't be a viable option in season-long fantasy formats.

January 4, 2018 01:20 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Returns to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe was reassigned to AHL Tuscon on Thursday.

The Coyotes' waiver claim of Freddie Hamilton -- via the Flames -- was successful, and it's given the Desert Dogs more flexibility up front. Considering that Kempe's a rookie who's managed only four points (two goals, two assists) over 18 games and a mere 11:05 of ice time, most fantasy owners won't invest in him right away, but he'll almost assuredly be among the first players recalled if (more likely, when) the injury bug threatens the parent club.

December 28, 2017 03:01 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Recalled from AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe was promoted from the team's AHL Tucson affiliate Thursday.

Kempe began the season with promising aspirations but saw his playing time drop considerably before he was sent to the minors Nov. 16. The KHL transplant notched seven points (two goals, five assists) during his stint in the minors, resulting in his promotion back to the top club. His first opportunity to draw in arrives Thursday against the Maple Leafs.

November 27, 2017 04:21 PM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Sent to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe was assigned Sunday to the AHL's Tucson Roadrunners.

Kempe began to see his playing time dwindle in early November and has now been off the ice for each of the Coyotes' last five games. He'll now look to get added reps in the AHL while the team promotes Dylan Strome to the big club.

November 14, 2017 01:33 AM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Playing time dwindling
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe has averaged just 9:14 of ice time through his past four games.

The 29-year-old rookie received a middle-six looks earlier this season but failed to capitalize, and he's now skated on the fourth line in four consecutive outings. Kempe isn't receiving power-play time and wasn't a prolific scorer during his stint in the KHL. As a result, it's difficult to turn to him with confidence in any fantasy setting at this stage of the game.

October 25, 2017 08:44 AM
Coyotes' Mario Kempe: Scores second goal of campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kempe scored a goal with two shots and three hits through 16:28 of ice time during Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Islanders.

While Kempe has been handed a top-six role at even strength, he's notched just two points (both goals) through seven games. The 29-year-old Swede posted modest numbers in the KHL the past three seasons (29 goals and 83 points through 166 games), so it isn't surprising that he's struggled to gain much offensive traction in his first stretch of NHL games. However, he is a world-class skater, and Kempe should be able to stick in a middle-six role for the majority of the season. It's still likely best to take a wait-and-see approach in most fantasy settings, though.

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