Kempny (leg) indicated that he will begin rehabbing his torn hamstring sometime next week and will be ready for training camp, Chris Kuc of The Athletic reports.
Kempny's injury late in the season will likely go down as a major factor in Washington's early end to its Stanley Cup title defense. The 28-year-old defender was having a marvelous first full season with the Capitals, posting six goals, 25 points and a scintillating plus-24 rating in 71 games before having his season cut short during an altercation with Tampa Bay's Cedric Paquette. Keep checking back for updates during the offseason.
Kempny has undergone surgery for a torn left hamstring and will be sidelined for 4-6 months.
Kempny will end his 2018-19 campaign with 25 points -- six goals and 19 assists -- and a plus-24 rating over 71 contests. In just the first year of a four-year contract with the Capitals, the 28-year-old Czech should remain a key piece for the club defensively in 2019-20.
Kempny (leg) is still awaiting definitive word on the extent of his injury, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Kempny indicated that it will be at least a few more days before a more definitive update on the injury he sustained during Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Lightning is available. It's looking likely that the 28-year-old's fantasy relevance for the duration of the 2018-19 regular season has all but dwindled at this point, but those in playoff formats should consider his services should he return during the postseason.
Kempny (leg) is still be evaluated and is out indefinitely, Chris Kuc of The Athletic reports.
Kempny was expected to be sidelined for some time following his leg injury, and coach Todd Reirden confirmed the extended absence. At this point, fantasy owners should probably consider the blueliner week-to-week at best, which could see him miss the remainder of the regular season, at a minimum.
Kempny (lower body) will not play in Friday's matchup with the Wild, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
It was known heading into Friday's game that Kempny will miss some time. Washington has adequate depth on the blue line, so a recall may not be necessary.
Coach Todd Reirden indicated after Wednesday's game that Kempny (lower body) "is going to miss some time," Brian McNally of NBC Sports Washington reports.
It seems highly doubtful that Kempny will be ready to return for Friday's contest against the Wild, but an update on his status is expected to come at some point that day. The Capitals have six other healthy blueliners to turn to, so a recall may not be required.
Kempny will not retake the ice Wednesday due to a lower-body injury, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Kempny was part of a scrum with Cedric Paquette that resulted in him immediately going down the tunnel. Unfortunately, the damage was enough to prevent him from returning and will force the Caps to play a man down along the blue line the rest of the night. The team should provide an update on his status ahead of Friday's contest against the Wild.
Kempny tallied an assist and two hits during Sunday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
Kempny has posted a goal, five points and a plus-3 rating in his last eight games. With a career-high 23 points in 66 games, the 28-year-old Czech continues to impress in his first full season with the Capitals.
Kempny registered an assist, two shots and two hits during Friday's 3-1 victory over the Islanders.
Kempny has posted a goal and three points in his last four contests. The 28-year-old defender is flourishing in DC with a career-high six goals and 21 points -- along with a stout plus-25 rating -- in 62 games during his first full season with the Capitals.
Kempny notched his sixth goal of the season in a 6-5 overtime win against the Rangers on Sunday.
The goal gave Kempny his second point in as many games and 20 points for the season in 60 appearances. Kempny's main value comes from blocked shots, of which he has 126 this year. A plus-22 rating further boosts the defender's fantasy value.
Kempny registered an assist and three shots during Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Kempny enters the All-Star break on a high note with his 11th assist and 16th point in 47 games. The 28-year-old also boasts a sterling plus-20 rating and is delivering solid returns following a four-year, $10 million extension signed in June of 2018. The Czech defenseman is worth rostering in deeper formats as long as his offensive production doesn't completely drop off.
Kempny tallied the game-winning goal and added two shots in 19:04 of ice time during Sunday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.
A year ago, Kempny's NHL career looked to be nearing an early demise. Now, on the heels of helping Washington win its first Stanley Cup, the 28-year-old continues to build on a career-high with his fifth goal and 15th point in just 38 games -- alongside an outstanding plus-24 rating. At the moment, the Czech blueliner is producing well enough at both ends of the ice to merit rostering in deeper formats.
Kempny tallied two helpers, a plus-2 rating and two shots during Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Blues.
Kempny has picked up two goals and four points in his last five contests and is on pace for a career-high 31 points -- along with a staggering plus-48 rating. The Czech blueliner isn't likely to attain these feats, but he's certainly acquitted himself well in his new home and has enough upside to merit consideration in deeper formats as long as he's paired with Norris Trophy-contender John Carlson.
Kempny (upper body) is expected to play Friday night against the Devils, Brian McNally of NBC Sports Washington reports.
This news originated from Capitals coach Todd Reirden, who spoke to reporters during Thursday's practice. Kempny was in attendence for the latest session, so barring a setback, the defenseman should be all systems go for the upcoming contest. He's been on a roll with two goals and just as many assists over the last five games.
Kempny is dealing with an upper-body injury ahead of Friday's game against the Devils, NBC Sports Washington reports.
Kempny is expected to return to practice Thursday, which suggests his injury isn't overly serious. Another update on the 28-year-old blueliner's status should surface prior to puck drop Friday night.
Kempny tallied the game-winning goal, a plus-2 rating, three shots and three blocks during Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Kempny showed up his former club with his first goal of the season and now has points in consecutive games. However, with just four points in 18 games, the 28-year-old is far more valuable as a reliable defender for the defending Stanley Cup champions than he is in most fantasy formats.
Kempny (illness) returned to practice Friday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Kempny missed Wednesday's game against the Jets due to an illness, but he should be good to go for Friday's game against the Avalanche. The 28-year-old blueliner is expected to skate with Matt Niskanen on the Capitals' second pairing against Colorado.
Kempny (illness) remains day-to-day, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Kempny was certainly missed in Wednesday's loss to the Jets and it remains unclear whether he will be healthy enough to return Friday against the Avalanche. Jonas Siegenthaler is expected to take his place in the lineup in the interim.
Kempny (illness) is day-to-day but will not play Wednesday versus the Jets.
Kempny's illness doesn't appear to be serious but nonetheless his absence Wednesday is surprising. Likely to replace him will be Jonas Siegenthaler, a 21-year-old rookie that failed to record a point in his lone NHL game this season.
Kempny recorded an assist, a hit and two blocked shots while logging 19:26 of ice time during Friday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Panthers.
After tallying just three points in 22 games with the Capitals in 2017-18, Kempny has slightly improved his scoring pace with one assist in his first five games to start this season. The 28-year-old Czech is a stalwart top-four defenseman skating with Norris Trophy-contender John Carlson, but Kempny doesn't produce enough offensively to garner much fantasy consideration outside of deeper leagues.
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