Kempny is expected to miss 6-to-8 months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.
Kempny had surgery for a torn hamstring in 2019 and struggled through most of 2020 and will now most, if not all of 2021 after suffering a torn Achilles’ tendon while training in the Czech Republic. After finding out about Kempny's injury, the Capitals re-signed Brendan Dillon to a four-year extension. Dillon filled in for Kempny next to John Carlson on the top-pair last year.
Kempny is not on the ice for warmups; will not play in Game 3.
Kempny will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
This will be the first time that Kempny is a healthy scratch in 2020 and he will be replaced by Radko Gudas, who was a healthy scratch on Sunday. Kempny has just one assist while playing 18:50 ATOI in his last 20 games.
Kempny (illness) was a full participant in Monday's practice; likely to play on Tuesday.
Kempny missed the last two games with an illness but was back on the third-pair with Radko Gudas on Monday. With Christian Djoos battling an upper-body injury, Kempny is expected to return to the lineup tomorrow vs. the Islanders. Kempny has three goals and 10 assists (13 points) in 30 games this season.
Kempny (illness) did not travel to Carolina.
Kempny missed last night's game with an illness and will miss his second straight game on Saturday. With Kempny staying back in Washington, Christian Djoos will remain on the Capitals blueline vs. the Hurricanes.
Kempny (illness) is not on the ice for warmups; won't play vs. the Blue Jackets.
Kempny (illness) will be a game-time decision on Friday.
Both Kempny and Radko Gudas are battling illness, so Christian Djoos was called up from the AHL in case one or both of them miss tonight's game vs. the Blue Jackets.
Kempny (hamstring) will make his season debut on Friday.
Kempny missed the first eight games of the season but will play Friday vs. the Rangers. With Jonas Siegenthaler playing well on the top-pair, Kempny will get eased back in on the third-pair with Radko Gudas but could return to his minute-eating ways in a quick hurry. Kempny had 25 points (6G / 19A), 111 shots and 84 hits while playing 19:11 ATOI in 71 games a season ago.
Source: JJ Regan 10/18/19, 11:03 am EST
Kempny (hamstring) will not play on Wednesday but is getting “close.”
Kempny (hamstring) will not play Tuesday vs. the Stars.
Kempny was on the ice for Monday’s practice but is not ready to play vs. Dallas. Jonas Siegenthaler is expected to be recalled from Hershey (AHL) and will skate on the top-pair with John Carlson. Kempny remains day-to-day and Thursday is a possible return date for him.
Kempny (hamstring) has been cleared for contact; hasn’t been ruled out for Friday.
Kempny will not be available for the Capitals season-opener but head coach Todd Reirden did not rule out a possible return against the Islanders on Friday. Kempny will likely replace Martin Fehervary when he’s set to return.
Kempny (hamstring) is not expected to play in the Capitals season opener.
Kempny was in a non-contact jersey during Tuesday’s practice, which suggests that he’s not ready to play in St. Louis. With Kempny likely out, Jonas Siegenthaler is expected to skate on the top-pair and 19-year-old Martin Fehervary is expected to make his NHL debut.
Kempny will miss 4-6 months after undergoing surgery on his hamstring.
The Capitals will be without one of their top-pairing defensemen for the rest of the regular season and playoffs after Kempny underwent surgery to repair a hamstring injury that he suffered on March 20th. The Capitals acquired Nick Jensen from Detroit at the trade deadline and he will help replace Kempny on the Capitals blueline.
Source: JJ Regan 04/2/19, 3:46 pm EST
Kempny is out indefinitely with a leg injury.
Kempny (upper-body) will make his season debut on Wednesday.
Kempny skated with John Carlson during Tuesday’s practice and will play Wednesday vs. the Golden Knights. Kempny had 10 points (3G / 7A) in 53 games a season ago.
The Capitals re-signed Michal Kempny to a four-year deal worth $10M ($2.5M AAV)
Kempny was acquired from the Blackhawks mid-season in 2018. Kempny had seven points (1G / 6A) in 31 games with Chicago and three points (2G / 1A) in 22 games with Washington—10 points (3G / 7A) in 53 games overall. Kempny is a solid second/third-paring defenseman, who will be with the Capitals through the 2022 season.
Source: Dan Clark 06/30/18, 8:31 am EST
Kempny is day-to-day with an upper-body injury; questionable for Game 2.
The Blackhawks have traded Kempny to the Capitals in exchange for a third-round draft pick.
Kempny is expected to be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Kempny has played in the last two games, but it looks like he will be replace by Carl Dahlstrom in the lineup in Minnesota.
The Blackhawks signed Michal Kempny to a one-year contract extension worth $900K in late-May.
Kempny is coming off of his first NHL season after spending six years in the Czech league and one year in the KHL. Kempny had eight points (2G / 6A) in 50 games, but only appeared in seven games after the Blackhawks’ acquired Johnny Oduya at the trade deadline.
Source: Chris Hine 06/15/17, 6:10 am EST