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Jakub Kindl | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 199
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Jakub Kindl was back in Detroit's lineup on Sunday against Colorado.
He was a healthy scratch in the Red Wings' last three games and four of the last six. Kindl got a chance to play after Xavier Ouellet was returned to the minors, so that Detroit could call up backup goalie Tom McCollum. He logged 18:16 of ice time and registered three shots on goal in a 2-1 shootout loss. Dec 22 - 11:10 AM

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Jakub Kindl will be a healthy scratch against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

In 25 games the veteran defender has seven points, 14 PIMs 17 hits and 22 blocks.
Dec 13 - 5:59 PM

Jakub Kindl will draw back into the Detroit lineup Wednesday to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

After being a healthy scratch Sunday at Carolina, Kindl will take Brian Lashoff's spot on defense to take on the rival Leafs. Kindl has been relatively productive from the blue line this year with two goals and five assists in 23 games played. Coach Babcock plans to play Kindl alongside Brendan Smith.
Dec 10 - 5:23 PM

Jakub Kindl and Joakim Andersson will be healthy scratches Sunday afternoon against Carolina.

After a come-from-behind victory over the Rangers on Saturday, it appears Coach Babcock wants to get oft-scratched Daniel Cleary and Brian Lashoff into the flow.
Dec 7 - 5:18 PM

Jakub Kindl will draw back into Detroit's lineup on Monday against Ottawa.

He has been a healthy scratch for the past four games and coach Mike Babcock was clear with what he expects. "Just flat-out compete," the Red Wings bench boss said. "Go back, get pucks, make plays, compete. That's all part of being a good teammate, being competitive, being ultra-competitive, being good to help your team win." Kindl will replace Brian Lashoff in the lineup.
Source: Mlive
Nov 24 - 4:51 PM

Jakub Kindl will once again be a healthy scratch on Saturday night.

The Coach Bobcock dog house is a tough place to get out from, and Kindl will simply have to bide his time until noted otherwise.
Nov 22 - 6:16 PM

Jakub Kindl will be a healthy scratch once again on Tuesday night.

No reason was given by Coach Babcock as he and Andrej Nestrasil will also again be a healthy scratch.
Nov 18 - 6:48 PM

Jakub Kindl was a healthy scratch Sunday.

Coach Mike Babcock didn't explain why Kindl saw just 9:13 of ice time in Friday's 4-1 win over Chicago or why he watched Sunday's loss to Montreal from the press box. Brian Lashoff played in Kindl's place.
Nov 17 - 7:14 AM

Jakub Kindl is playing very well on Detroit's second power-play unit.

Kindl didn't get any ice time when the Wings had the man advantage during October but he has played on the power play the last two games and has scored twice and added an assist. Detroit coach Mike Babcock seems to be willing to give Kindl an extended chance to play on the team's PP so long as he produces. "It's good for him," Babcock said. "It's an opportunity for him to grab ice time. We put him back on the power play. It's basically up to him, and if he plays well, you get more, and if you don't, you get less." Kindl could make a nice short-term fantasy pickup. Who knows, he may even have some long-term value.
Nov 8 - 10:08 AM

Defenseman Jakub Kindl scored his first goal of the season as he and the Red Wings took a 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers in New York Wednesday night.

Kindl also produced his second assist of the season, on a goal by Tomas Tartar (his fourth). Daniel Cleary also scored his first goal of the season for the Wings.
Nov 5 - 11:05 PM

Defenseman Jakub Kindl will play for his native Czech Republic at the World Championships which get underway on May 9.

Kindl will play against fellow Detroit teammates Danny DeKeyser(USA), Justin Abdelkader (USA), Gustav Nyquist (Sweden) and Tomas Tatar (Slovakia) in Belarus. Kindl had two goals and 19 points in 66 games this season.
May 3 - 6:52 AM

Jakub Kindl recorded two assists in Detroit's 4-2 victory Saturday night.

Kindl has only managed to contribute offensively in two contests since Dec. 1, but in both cases he had a multi-point night. The defenseman has a goal and 15 points in 58 games this season.
Mar 30 - 10:09 AM

Jakub Kindl (knee) will return to the Red Wings' lineup on Friday.

Kindl has been sidelined since Feb. 3. He has a goal and 11 points in 50 contests in 2013-14.
Mar 7 - 12:27 PM

Jakub Kindl (knee) might be healthy enough to play, but he won't yet.

Kindl has been practicing, but with the Red Wings clicking, coach Mike Babcock isn't eager to make a change. Kindl has a goal and 11 points in 50 games this season.
Mar 2 - 9:50 AM

Jakub Kindl (knee) won't be available to play on Wednesday and Thursday.

Kindl is still getting over a knee sprain, which sidelined him for two games before the Olympic break.
Feb 26 - 8:57 AM

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C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Petr Mrazek
4Thomas McCollum