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Jakub Kindl | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 199
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Jakub Kindl (eye) has been placed on injured reserve.
He has an eye infection and is considered day-to-day. Kindl may not be ready for Detroit's season opener, but he did skate Monday. Oct 5 - 2:56 PM

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Jakub Kindl views the arrival of new coach Jeff Blashill as an opportunity for a fresh start.

He was a healthy scratch for 33 of the final 41 games last year under former bench boss Mike Babcock. "He's got great ability," Blashill said in July. "He's done a good job persevering through tough times over the last few seasons. Hopefully he's putting himself in a good position to compete for a spot in training camp." Still, it will be difficult for Kindl to crack a top-six group that includes Niklas Kronwall, Danny DeKeyser, Jonathan Ericsson, Kyle Quincey, Brendan Smith and Mike Green.
Aug 28 - 11:01 AM

Jakub Kindl will play Wednesday night in Game 7.

Niklas Kronwall is suspended and Marek Zidlicky is injured, so Kindl will dress in his first game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He has been scratched since Apr. 11 and he appeared in just 35 games during the regular season.
Apr 29 - 12:38 PM

Detroit defenseman Jakub Kindl, who has been a healthy scratch in each of the six games in the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Lightning, likely will make his 2015 playoff debut in Game 7 in Tampa Bay Wednesday night.

Kindl, who produced 13 points in 35 games during the regular season, would take the place of Niklas Kronwall, who was suspended for one game Tuesday for his hit on Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov. Kindl has one goal and five points in 18 NHL playoff games with the Red Wings. The Wings have another option - defensemen Alexey Marchenko. He was scratched in Game 6 but played in Games 1 and 2. Marchenko is a rookie.
Apr 28 - 10:13 PM

Defensemen Jakub Kindl and Alexey Marchenko will be healthy scratches Monday night for Game 6 versus Tampa Bay.

Kindl has not been able to crack the Wings lineup during their series with the Lightning and will continue to be a healthy scratch. He was able to score five goals with eight assists during 35 regular season games. Marchenko played in Games 1 and 2 but recorded a minus three rating and has now found himself watching from the press box.
Apr 27 - 5:38 PM

Jakub Kindl, Daniel Cleary and Tomas Jurco will all be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Montreal.

Kindl and Cleary have been regulars in the press box. Jurco has been dealing with an injury, but beat reporter Ansar Khan lists him as a healthy scratch. Neither of these three players has any fantasy value going forward. Kindl has five goals and 13 points in 34 games this season.
Apr 9 - 7:04 PM

Jakub Kindl and Daniel Cleary will be scratched against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately, neither player owns much fantasy value. Kindl has seen just one game since the end of February. While Cleary has seen just 16 games overall. Regardless of talent level, if the player doesn't play, he doesn't have value for your squad.
Source: Paul Harris
Apr 7 - 7:15 PM

Jakub Kindl will be scratched against the Washington Capitals on Sunday evening.

Kindl has produced just 13 points, 20 PIMs, 25 blocks and 29 hits over 34 games this season, but has played just 10 games since Dec. 12th.
Source: Paul Harris
Apr 5 - 4:55 PM

Jakub Kindl and Daniel Cleary will be scratched against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

While Kindl's 13 points, 20 PIMs, 25 blocks and 29 hits over 34 games this season looks pretty good, he's only played 10 games since Dec. 12th. Cleary's fantasy value suffers from a similar bout of scratches, with just 15 games played this season.
Source: Dan Myers
Apr 4 - 6:10 PM

Jakub Kindl will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Boston Bruins.

The 28-year-old has five goals, 13 points and a plus-2 rating in 34 games this season.
Apr 2 - 7:18 PM

Jakub Kindl and Daniel Cleary were scratched from Sunday's tilt with the NY Islanders.

Unfortunately, neither player boasts much fantasy value this season. Kindl has produced 13 points, 25 blocks, and 29 hits through 34 games. Meanwhile Cleary has seen just 13 games, and just three since the calendar turned to 2015.
Mar 29 - 5:36 PM

Jakub Kindl was a healthy scratch Thursday because of the return of Niklas Kronwall.

He got to play on Tuesday night for the first time since Feb. 28 due to Kronwall's absence. Even though he registered a goal and an assist in the match, he returned to the press box.
Mar 27 - 9:39 AM

Jakub Kindl picked up a goal and an assist as Niklas Kronwall's replacement during Tuesday night's 5-4 overtime loss.

It was perhaps Kindl's best game of the season as he was a dominant force while skating 16:18. His goal came after he called for the puck, a bold move, tying the game at three early in the third. And his assist, which came on the power play, was on a connected rink-long pass right to Justin Abdelkader in the second. Kindl now has five goals and 13 points through 34 games this season.
Mar 25 - 2:43 AM

Jakub Kindl and Daniel Cleary will both be scratched again on Monday night versus the Oilers.

Kindl had been a mainstay on the Detroit blue line, but since the acquisition of Marek Zidlicky, he's been held out of the lineup more regularly. He’s played in 33 games on the year, picking up four goals and seven assists. Cleary, on the other hand, has played in just 13 games this season and has only dressed in one game for the Wings since January 27th. He has a goal and an assist and neither player carries any fantasy value.
Mar 9 - 7:04 PM

Jakub Kindl and Dan Cleary were scratched against the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

Unfortunately, neither have much of any fantasy value. Kindl has produced just 11 points, 20 PIMs, 24 blocks, and 28 hits through 33 games this season. While Cleary has put up just two points and 17 hits during his 13 games this season.
Source: Paul Harris
Mar 6 - 7:09 PM

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4Darren Helm
5Riley Sheahan
6Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
5Daniel Cleary
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
6Landon Ferraro
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
8Xavier Ouellet
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek