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4 Jakub Kindl D
Height/Weight: 6-3/216 | Birthdate: 2/10/1987 | Birthplace: Sumperk, Czechoslovakia | Team: Detroit Red Wings | College: None | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $1,050,000 | Owned/Started%: 6/4 | Average Draft Position: 250.10
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11/27/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Red Wings' Kindl Assists Twice In Win

News: Jakub Kindl collected two assists in Wednesday's victory over the Flyers.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl had been scratched in many of the Red Wings' recent contests, but his two-point day might have given him some added job security on the team's third pairing. The offense certainly won't come in droves for Kindl, but he would seem to possess more upside in that regard than Brian Lashoff, who he's replaced in the lineup the past two games.

11/24/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Wings To Reinsert Kindl Into Lineup

News: Jakub Kindl will take Brian Lashoff's place in the lineup Monday versus the Senators, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: The Red Wings are still trying to decide who that sixth defenseman will be alongside Xavier Ouellet for the time being. Until either Jakub Kindl or Lashoff starts to play more consistently, this alternating will likely continue.

11/20/2014

Jakub Kindl, D, DET Wings' Kindl A Healthy Scratch Again

Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl A Healthy Scratch Again

News: Jakub Kindl appears set to serve as a healthy scratch for the third straight game Thursday versus the Jets, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Despite Brendan Smith (hand) being unavailable Thursday, Jakub Kindl will not reenter the lineup, as the newly-recalled Xavier Ouellet will slot in on the team's third pairing. It looks like Kindl will be a routine healthy scratch for the Red Wings until coach Ken Hitchcock grows dissatisfied with one of his other six blueliners.

11/8/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Scores In 4-2 Victory

News: Jakub Kindl lit the lamp in a 4-2 victory over New Jersey on Friday.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl now has two goals and an assist in two games since snapping a nine-game scoreless streak. He has never scored 20 points in a season in his career, however, so the scoring droughts are more common than the mini scoring burst he's in right now.

11/6/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Two-Point Night For Wings' Kindl

News: Jakub Kindl tallied a goal and an assist in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: The points were just the second and third of the season for Jakub Kindl, with both coming on the man advantage. Nights like these figure to be a rarity for the 27-year-old blueliner, who brings most of the value in the form of his defensive prowess.

4/9/2014

Jakub Kindl, D, DET Wings' Kindl Gets Second Goal Of Season

Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Gets Second Goal Of Season

News: Jakub Kindl notched his second goal of the season in Wednesday's shootout loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: With 18 points in 64 games this season, Jakub Kindl wouldn't seem to be much of an offensive contributor, but he's actually defied that reputation of late. He's provided five points over his last seven contests, and has fired off a shot on goal in five straight games.

3/22/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Collects Two Power-Play Assists

News: Jakub Kindl grabbed two power-play helpers Saturday, as the Wings handed the Wild just their eighth regulation loss of the year at Xcel Energy Center. His point total for the year now sits at 13, tying a career high.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl has missed some time recently due to a knee issue and as a healthy scratch, but has been seeing time on the Wings' second power play unit. His time on the man advantage is mostly by necessity, as coach Mike Babcock is missing a bunch of players (Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Dan Cleary and Jonathan Ericsson, to name a few) that would normally bump Kindl out of the power play rotation. Regardless, Kindl doesn't possess much value and is not the answer if you're looking to bolster your back end.

3/7/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Red Wings' Kindl To Play Friday

News: Jakub Kindl will replace Brian Lashoff in the lineup for Friday's game against the Devils, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl has dealt with a sore knee for a while and has not played since Feb. 3, but he will return to action Friday night. Kindl has tallied a goal, 10 assists, and 22 PIM in 50 games this season.

3/7/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Watching From Press Box

News: Jakub Kindl was a healthy scratch Thursday, reports MLive.com's Ansar Khan.
Analysis: He was also scratched despite being good to go Tuesday. Fantasy owners aren't exactly missing Jakub Kindl's 11 points on the year while he languishes in the press box, but with the Wings having dropped the last two games, they may work him back into the lineup soon.

3/1/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Red Wings' Kindl Targeting Tuesday

News: Jakub Kindl (lower body) expects to be ready for Tuesday's game in New Jersey, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: With the Red Wings playing well since the Olympic break, Jakub Kindl acknowledged that he'd likely be a healthy scratch Tuesday, even if he's ready to play.

2/25/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Not Quite Ready

News: Jakub Kindl (knee) doesn't expect to play either Wednesday against Montreal or Thursday against Ottawa, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: The report suggests that Jakub Kindl needs more practice time before he plays, with the Wings having added Ryan Sproul to their blue line for depth purposes in the meantime.

2/24/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Questionable For Wednesday

News: Jakub Kindl (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Canadiens, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl sprained his MCL February 3, but was able to practice a few times over the Olympic break. Last week he was expected to be available for Wednesday's game, but now it sounds like his status is completely up in the air again. Red Wings GM Ken Holland added that if Kindl doesn't play Wednesday, he won't play Thursday against the Senators either.

2/19/2014

Jakub Kindl, D, DET

Jakub Kindl

Red Wings' Kindl Ready To Play Again

News: Jakub Kindl (lower body) is expected to be available when the Red Wings take the ice for their first game out of the break next week, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl missed the final two games before the Olympic break and was placed on injured reserve to free up some roster space. It doesn't appear the injury was too serious, however, and the added rest time during the break should allow him to return to the lineup right away without missing further action.

2/10/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Red Wings' Kindl Listed On IR

News: Jakub Kindl (lower body) is listed on injured reserve.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl missed the final two games before the Olympic break with the lower-body injury, but there's still a good chance he'll be healthy by the time the Red Wings resume play in late February. His move to IR simply gave the Red Wings some more roster flexibility over those final two games.

2/5/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Out Through Break

News: Jakub Kindl (lower body) will miss the Red Wings' final two games before the Olympic break, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl was originally supposed to just miss Thursday's game against the Panthers, but now it looks like he'll be out for Saturday's game against the Lightning as well. He should be fine after resting over the two-week break.

2/5/2014

Jakub Kindl, D, DET

Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Out For Thursday

News: Jakub Kindl (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Panthers, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.
Analysis: There was no timetable given for Jakub Kindl's return, but at least we know now that he won't be available Thursday. Continue to keep an eye on him and consider him day-to-day moving forward.

2/5/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Injured

News: Jakub Kindl did not skate Wednesday due to a lower body injury, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: There's no word yet on when the injury occurred or how serious it is, so it's safest to consider him day-to-day for now.

1/22/2014

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Likely A Scratch Wednesday

News: Jakub Kindl is expected to be a healthy scratch Wednesday night against the Blackhawks, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: With the return of Jonathan Ericsson, it looks like Jakub Kindl will be the odd man out on the blue line. It remains to be seen what Kindl's role will be moving forward, but considering he's played 47 games this season, you'd have to believe he'll remain in the mix most nights.

12/2/2013

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Posts Assist In Win

News: Jakub Kindl notched an assist Sunday to aid in a 4-2 win against Ottawa.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl has been one of the few Red Wings to stay healthy this season, playing in all 28 games. He gives the Wings decent defense and also contributes offensively once in a while, with 10 points on the year.

11/24/2013

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Expected To Play Sunday

News: Despite missing a fair amount of ice time Saturday due to a hip issue, Jakub Kindl is expected to play Sunday against the Sabres, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Despite sitting out a good potion of Saturday's game, Jakub Kindl still made the trip to Buffalo for Sunday's tilt. Keep an eye on him though as he could have his ice time limited should he experience any sort of a flare-up.

11/16/2013

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Jakub Kindl

Kindl Active In Detroit Loss

News: Jakub Kindl registered two assists in Friday's shootout loss to Washington, giving him three helpers over the last four games.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl quietly is putting together a nice season with a goal and seven assists over 20 games along with averaging 2:11 of power-play ice time per contests. Kindl is establishing himself as a viable option in deeper leagues and half his points have come on the man advantage.

11/2/2013

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Jakub Kindl

Kindl Scores In Wings' Road Win

News: Jakub Kindl logged a goal and a power-play assist Saturday as Detroit cruised past Edmonton, 5-0.
Analysis: It's his first tally of the season and just his fourth assist. Don't expect a tidal wave of offense from him.

10/11/2013

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Scores First Point Of Season

News: Jakub Kindl tallied his first point of the season Thursday but the Red Wings fell to the Coyotes 4-2.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl is a solid defender but won't get many points, making him a poor fantasy option.

9/27/2013

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Jakub Kindl

Wings' Kindl Will Play Friday

News: Jakub Kindl (hip) will suit up for the Red Wings preseason game against the Maple Leafs on Friday, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Jakub Kindl has missed the last three games with a hip flexor, but will get two more preseason games in before the regular season begins on Wednesday. Kindl notched four goals and nine assists in 41 games last season for the Red Wings.

9/20/2013

Jakub Kindl, D, DET

Jakub Kindl

Red Wings' Kindl Dealing With Minor Hip Injury

News: Jakub Kindl is dealing with a hip flexor injury, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: GM Ken Holland labeled Jakub Kindl's injury as minor and doesn't expect him to miss much preseason action as a result of the ailment.