|Assets:||Has two-way capability and plays with a physical edge. Is capable of logging important minutes and can shut down offensive forwards at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||Has yet to find the level of consistency that he needs in order to make an impact at the National Hockey League level. Is a tad limited on offense.|
|Career Potential:||Big, mobile defenseman with a little upside.|
|6/28/2013||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a four-year contract.|
|6/25/2013||Detroit Red Wings tendered a qualifying offer.|
|1/25/2013||Missed 3 games (groin).|
|1/21/2013||Groin, injured reserve.|
|1/19/2013||Groin, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/22/2012||Released by HC Pardubice (Czech Republic).|
|9/23/2012||Signed with HC Pardubice (Czech Republic).|
|3/24/2012||Missed 8 games (upper body injury).|
|3/06/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/23/2010||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/08/2010||Loaned to Grand Rapids (AHL) for conditioning.|
|4/12/2010||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/26/2009||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/23/2009||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/07/2009||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/02/2009||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/27/2009||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|5/08/2009||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/03/2008||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/13/2008||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/25/2007||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/29/2006||Returned to his junior team (Kitchener-OHL).|
|4/07/2006||Signed by the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) to an amateur tryout contract.|
|9/23/2005||Returned to his junior team (Kitchener-OHL).|
|7/30/2005||Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round (19th overall) in 2005.|
Jakub Kindl (hip) is close to returning | 09/27/2013 9:12 AM
NewsJakub Kindl (hip flexor) is close to being able to return.
ImpactHe was yanked from an exhibition game last week due to a hip flexor injury, but the Wings don't view the injury as serious.
Jakub Kindl (hip) won't skate over weekend | 09/20/2013 4:48 PM
NewsJakub Kindl will not skate this weekend due to a hip flexor injury.
ImpactKindl wasn't able to complete Thursday's preseason game due to the ailment. "I feel better than I thought," Kindl said. "Yesterday, towards the end of the second period, behind the net, I got stuck in the ice. The shift right after I started feeling the hip flexor. We all decided it would be better if I stay off." He doesn't think this is a major problem.
Jakub Kindl (hip flexor) exits game Thurs. | 09/20/2013 9:48 AM
NewsJakub Kindl was pulled out of Thursday's exhibition game because of a sore hip flexor.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHe didn't play after the second period, but GM Ken Holland said the ailment is "nothing serious." Kindl has been brought along slowly by the Wings, but he's at a point now where he's confident and excited to be playing regularly. He generated 13 points and a plus-15 rating in 41 games last season.
Detroit locks up defenseman Jakub Kindl | 06/28/2013 8:07 PM
NewsJakub Kindl has inked a four-year/$9.6 million deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactKindl had 13 points and 28 penalty minutes in 41 games last season. He also ranked second on the team with a plus-15 rating while averaging 18:33 minutes of ice time.
Wings to present Kindl with qualifying offer | 06/25/2013 9:04 AM
NewsJakub Kindl will receive a qualifying offer from the Detroit Red Wings.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactKindl is scheduled to be a restricted free agent, which means the Wings would receive compensation if they decline to match another team's offer sheet to the defenseman. Kindl had a much better season this year than in 2011-12 as evidence by his plus-15 rating in the regular season. He should continue to progress next season and might be worth a look in deeper formats.
Jakub Kindl scores winner in Game 4 | 05/23/2013 11:03 PM
NewsJakub Kindl scored his first goal of the postseason Thursday as Detroit upended the Blackhawks by a score of 2-0 to take a 3-1 lead in their second round playoff series.
ImpactKindl's goal midway through the second period was assisted by Carlo Colaiacovo and Johan Franzen and held up as the only tally of the contest until Dan Cleary's empty-net marker in the game's final minute iced the victory for Detroit.
Jakub Kindl finally getting chance as regular | 05/21/2013 9:44 AM
NewsJakub Kindl is finally getting a chance to be a regular defenseman and has three assists and a plus-3 rating in 10 postseason games.
ImpactKindl settled into his role midway through the regular season after spending the past two years as an extra defenseman. With Brad Stuart and Nicklas Lidstrom no longer in Detroit, the Red Wings needed the former first-round pick to step up. Kindl has been huge for us," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "He's found confidence." Kindl credits the new confidence to the lockout, when he played major minutes for a team in the Czech Republic. "Once the season started, I came here and was I ready," Kindl say.
Jakub Kindl gets an assist in Game 1 | 05/01/2013 10:50 AM
NewsJakub Kindl had an assist on Tuesday.
ImpactUnfortunately Kindl's efforts weren't enough to save Detroit in Game 1 of their first-round series versus Anaheim. He had four goals, nine assists, and a plus-15 rating in 41 games this season.
Jakub Kindl a force on the Red Wings blueline | 04/29/2013 8:38 AM
NewsJakub Kindl had four goals and 13 points this season.
ImpactThe defenseman came into his own this season as he was a plus-15 for the Red Wings and wasn't as mistake prone as last season. If you like the Red Wings chances in the playoffs and need a defenseman, then Kindl will make a nice pick late in deep pools.
Jakub Kindl scores, but Red Wings fall short | 04/11/2013 10:39 PM
NewsJakub Kindl scored a power-play goal in a 3-2 shootout defeat Thursday night.
ImpactJustin Abdelkader accounted for Detroit's other goal in regulation. Johan Franzen, Brendan Smith, Joe Thornton, and Dan Boyle each recorded an assist for the Red Wings.
Jakub Kindl spends Sunday's game in press box | 02/18/2013 11:28 AM
NewsJakub Kindl was a healthy scratch Sunday.
Impact"Kindle moves the puck real good (but he's been) involved in too many plays going the wrong direction," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "He really moves the puck but that has to tighten up. Last game (against Anaheim), we had two critical errors in the back end that led to turnovers. The bottom line is, we make decisions on who will help us win." Kindl admitted to being frustrated, but he probably won't have to wait too long before he gets another shot.
Wings look at Jakub Kindl as PP option | 01/30/2013 11:14 AM
NewsJakub Kindl got a chance to play on Tuesday.
ImpactKindl the Red Wings' seventh defenseman, so he's expected to spend a decent chunk of the season in the press box. However, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is interested in using Kindl with the man advantage. If Kindl can find a way to secure regular power-play ice time, then he'll go from being an afterthought to a potential fantasy option.
Grab hold of job, Babcock tells Jakub Kindl | 01/26/2013 12:21 PM
NewsJakub Kindl returned to the Detroit Red Wings lineup Friday night after missing three games with a groin injury.
ImpactThe Wings have some injuries on defense, including Ian White (leg, so for Kindl, a former first-round pick who hasn't earned a regular role, there may never be a better chance to crack the lineup. "You have to grab hold of it," Babcock said. "(Kindl) has been in the organization what, about eight years, since we drafted him. You have to grab hold of it and hang on, or else you're not part of it." From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130125/SPORTS0103/301250427#ixzz2J6DE5yvv
Jakub Kindl is expected to return Friday | 01/25/2013 6:17 PM
NewsJakub Kindl will return from a groin injury on Friday.
ImpactKindl missed Detroit's first three games due to the ailment. He's expected to get paired up with defenseman Kent Huskins.
Jakub Kindl (groin) set to return Friday | 01/23/2013 1:10 PM
NewsJakub Kindl is apparently ready to play after missing the first three games of the season due to a groin injury.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHe started the season on injured reserve, but hasn't been activated yet. Still, he's expected to be in the lineup on Friday against Minnesota.
Jakub Kindl is on the injured reserve list | 01/21/2013 3:15 PM
NewsJakub Kindl has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a groin injury.
Ansar Khan on Twitter
ImpactKindl didn't participate in Detroit's season opener on Saturday and will obviously be unavailable Monday. He had 11 points and 19 penalty minutes in 27 Czech games during the lockout.
|Goals||1||at Edm||Nov 2||1|
|Assists||2||vs. Wsh||Nov 15||1|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Nov 15||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||5 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 4||6|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Nov 27||4|
|Power Play Goals||0||32 times-last:at Fla||last:Dec 10||1|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. Wsh||Nov 15||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||32 times-last:at Fla||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||32 times-last:at Fla||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shots||6||vs. Car||Nov 21||6|
|Points||13||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Det)|
|Penalty Minutes||36||2010-11 (Det)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2012-13 (Det)|
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