Michal Kempny hasn’t looked 100 percent since that hamstring injury back in 2019.
Michal Kempny turned 30 on Tuesday and celebrated his birthday with several Capitals teammates.
The father-to-be celebrated his dirty 30 in Prague with girlfriend Nicola, friends, Capitals teammates Jakub Vrana and Martin Fehervary, and, it appears *squints eyes* Bruins’ superstar David Pastrnak.
Michal Kempny’s longtime girlfriend, Nicola Minarikova, took to her Instagram and announced that she is pregnant.
“So excited to share this news 👼🏻 @michalkempny,” Nicola wrote Sunday morning.
The Washington Capitals can’t stop, won’t stop, breaking lights in visiting NHL arenas.
Wednesday, as the team warmed up for their delayed 4 PM game against the New York Islanders, Michal Kempny broke a Scotiabank Arena fluorescent tube while playing sewer ball with his teammates.
NHL players and coaches are conducting all interviews through Zoom during the 2020 playoffs.
While keeping (most) media out adds another layer of protection to the bubble, there also can be technology and language issues that can make the conversations awkward. And that happened today when Michal Kempny spoke to Capitals media.
I’ve said this before, but the Washington Capitals are a simple bunch. It doesn’t take much to entertain them. They may be surrounded by luxury amenities, but it’s the little things that bring these goofs together.
For instance, on Monday — their first full day in the bubble — the team found a bench. They sat on it.
Suddenly, it became picture time. And the resulting media is some of the most wonderfully dumb content of the bubble so far.
As the first week of the NHL’s Return To Play plan wraps up, it’s clear the steps the Washington Capitals are taking to keep their facility safe during the coronavirus pandemic are working. Friday, I was the first RMNB reporter to attend a practice since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered the rest of the regular season on March 12.
Personally, I was nervous to go. I have been self-isolating since March. Other than grocery store trips, I’ve stayed inside. I’ve only let my family and roommate be in my quarantine bubble.
I’m happy to report the Capitals did everything they could to make media members feel safe. There were big differences in how practices were conducted and how media members could operate than before.
The Washington Capitals were without Ilya Samsonov, Michal Kempny, and Alex Alexeyev during their first day of Phase 3 Training Camp on Monday. The reasons why are unknown. How long the players are out is unknown.
Due to an NHL and NHLPA agreement for the 2020 playoffs, medical issues of any kind will not be released. Players will either be present and skating or not.
Tom Wilson is one of many Caps players hitting the ice away from MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia.
Wednesday, Wilson’s trainer, Daniel Bochner, took video of the Capitals’ top-line right wing skating and doing drills at Scotiabank Pond in Toronto – Tom’s hometown.
Washington Capitals players and their wives took to social media to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday. This year’s holiday comes as all major sports are suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Capitals posted a highlight video featuring Instagram Story videos and photos featuring players playing with their kids.
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