Michal Kempny
Michal Kempny
28-Year-Old DefensemanD
Washington Capitals
Out
Injury Leg
Est. Return 9/16/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Kempny was an integral part of the Capitals' Stanley Cup run in 2018, but he managed to exceed expectations the following season. The Czech defender set career highs in goals (six), points (25), plus/minus (plus-24) and ice time (19:11) in 71 games during the 2018-19 season and cemented his place on Washington's top defensive pairing until a torn hamstring ended his season in mid March. Kempny is expected to be healthy for training camp, but he may struggle to get back into form. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10 million contract with the Capitals in June 2018.
Will be ready for training camp
DWashington Capitals
Leg
April 26, 2019
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    19:11
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:39
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
14:58
0:07
0:41
2017–18
16:45
0:00
0:29
2017–18
15:19
0:08
0:50
2018–19
19:11
0:01
1:39
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Kempny had a rollercoaster season in 2017-18. Failing to garner consistent playing time with the Blackhawks, the rearguard ended up as one of the more impactful trade-deadline acquisitions in recent history, becoming a mainstay, top-four cog for the Capitals during their Stanley Cup run. Kempny was rewarded with a four-year, $10 million contract extension and he is expected to return alongside John Carlson for the near future. An offseason to get further acclimated to his new surroundings and consistent top-four minutes could set the stage for better offensive totals in 2017-18, but his fantasy value remains somewhat limited until he can find a higher gear.
Kempny was solid in his 2016-17 rookie campaign, notching eight points (two goals, six assists), 67 shots on goal and 76 hits in 50 games with the Blackhawks. The Slovakian blueliner should establish himself as a regular member of Chicago’s lineup this season; while he should improve upon his numbers from a season ago, there’s no reason to believe his expanded role will translate to fantasy appeal in 2017-18.
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Out 4-6 months
DWashington Capitals
Leg
April 2, 2019
Kempny has undergone surgery for a torn left hamstring and will be sidelined for 4-6 months.
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Still awaiting prognosis
DWashington Capitals
Leg
March 23, 2019
Kempny (leg) is still awaiting definitive word on the extent of his injury, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Out indefinitely
DWashington Capitals
Leg
March 22, 2019
Kempny (leg) is still be evaluated and is out indefinitely, Chris Kuc of The Athletic reports.
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Ruled out against Wild
DWashington Capitals
Lower Body
March 22, 2019
Kempny (lower body) will not play in Friday's matchup with the Wild, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Slated to miss time
DWashington Capitals
Lower Body
March 20, 2019
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.
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