Michal Kempny
Michal Kempny
29-Year-Old DefensemanD
Washington Capitals
IR-NR
Injury Hamstring
Est. Return 10/18/2019
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.
Won't play Wednesday
DWashington Capitals
Hamstring
October 15, 2019
Kempny (hamstring) won't play Wednesday against Toronto, but coach Todd Reirden is hopeful he'll be ready to make his season debut Friday against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Kempny is clearly closing in on a return to the lineup, but the Capitals want to be absolutely sure that he's back to 100 percent before giving him the green light. However, based on Reirden's comments, that could happen as soon as Friday against New York. Another update on the 29-year-old blueliner's status will undoubtedly surface prior to that contest.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
15:19
0:08
0:50
2017–18
16:45
0:00
0:29
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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Won't play Monday
DWashington Capitals
Hamstring
October 14, 2019
Kempny (hamstring) will not suit up for Monday's contest against the Avalanche, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
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Feels ready to go
DWashington Capitals
Hamstring
October 13, 2019
Kempny (hamstring) told Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic that he's ready to play in games but still needs to be cleared by medical staff.
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Still sidelined
DWashington Capitals
Hamstring
October 9, 2019
Kempny (hamstring) won't play Thursday against Nashville, but will travel with the Capitals for Saturday's road game against the Stars, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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Unavailable Tuesday
DWashington Capitals
Hamstring
October 7, 2019
Kempny (hamstring) will remain sidelined against the Stars on Tuesday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Won't play Saturday
DWashington Capitals
Hamstring
October 4, 2019
According to coach Todd Reirden, it's "looking like next week" for Kempny's (hamstring) return to the lineup, which means he'll miss Friday's matchup with the Islanders and Saturday's game against Carolina at a minimum, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
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