|Assets:||Has offensive potential. Displays sound instincts for the defense position. Possesses a good right-handed shot, which can be a bonus on the power play.|
|Flaws:||Needs to add more strength to his 6-2 frame to put up with the physical play in front of the net at the National Hockey League level.|
|Career Potential:||Solid depth defenseman with some upside.|
|9/25/2013||Placed on waivers by the Washington Capitals for the purpose of being assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|7/02/2013||Re-signed by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract.|
|5/10/2013||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|4/02/2013||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|3/30/2013||Missed 7 games (right leg injury).|
|3/19/2013||Right leg injury, injured reserve.|
|3/16/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/21/2013||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|1/23/2012||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|1/10/2012||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|11/08/2011||Acquired from the New York Rangers.|
|9/24/2011||Assigned to Connecticut (AHL).|
|9/24/2010||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|9/17/2009||Returned to his junior team (Medicine Hat-WHL).|
|4/15/2009||Re-assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|9/25/2008||Returned to his european team (HC Trinec-Cze).|
|8/25/2008||Signed by the New York Rangers to an entry-level contract.|
|11/08/2011||New York Rangers traded Tomas Kundratek to the Washington Capitals for Francois Bouchard.|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the New York Rangers in the 3rd round (90th overall) in 2008.|
Tomas Kundratek clears waivers | 09/27/2013 9:16 AM
NewsTomas Kundratek has successfully cleared waivers.
ImpactKundratek has been sent to the minors, where he'll still make $550,000 in 2013-14. "What I talked to him about was, his skating is one of his best attributes," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. "When he goes down there [to the AHL] he gets a little cocky with his skating and tries to do too much thinking he's invincible and you put yourself out of position. Down there is still a good league and he's got to work on position play and staying within the boundaries of the system." He had a goal and six assists in 25 games with Washington last season.
Washington waives Tomas Kundratek | 09/25/2013 1:34 PM
NewsTomas Kundratek has been placed on waivers.
ImpactKundratek is owed $550,000 in 2013-14 regardless of whether he plays in the AHL or NHL. That being said, the Capitals will still free some much needed cap space by sending him to the minors in the event that he clears waivers. "We've got a logjam," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. "Obviously, it's a salary era so there are those factors involved. I talked to him this morning. He's a good hockey player. If he gets picked up I hope he does well. And if he doesn't hopefully we see him again."
Capitals re-sign Tomas Kundratek for 2 years | 07/02/2013 4:09 PM
NewsWashington Capitals re-sign Tomas Kundratek to two-year contract.
ImpactIt's a one-way deal in 2013-14 that will pay Kundratek $500,000 regardless of whether he's on the Caps or their AHL affiliate. However, the contract switches to a two-way deal in 2014-15 that will see Kundratek earn $550,000 in the NHL and $150,000 in the AHL. The team extended him a qualifying offer earlier in the day. Kundratek won't affect your fantasy league next year.
Washington recalls five players from AHL | 05/10/2013 1:29 PM
NewsTomas Kundratek has been called up by Washington.
ImpactFellow defensemen Dmitry Orlov, Cameron Schilling and Nate Schmidt as well as goaltender Philipp Grubauer have also been brought up from AHL Hershey. They aren't likely to play in the playoffs though.
Capitals reassign Tomas Kundratek to AHL | 04/02/2013 5:10 PM
NewsWashington Capitals reassign Tomas Kundratek to AHL Hershey.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactKundratek was activated from injured reserve Saturday but did not play against the Sabres. He hasn't made an appearance in the Caps' lineup since March 14 and has seven points in 25 NHL games this season.
Tomas Kundratek activated | 03/31/2013 10:28 AM
NewsTomas Kundratek was activated from injured reserve Saturday but did not play in Buffalo.
ImpactKundratek hasn't played since March 14 and missed eight straight games with a sprained right MCL. He has a goal and seven points in 25 games this season.
Capitals activate Tomas Kundratek | 03/30/2013 5:10 PM
NewsTomas Kundratek (leg) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.
Mike Vogel on Twitter
ImpactIt looks like Kundratek will play on Saturday after all. He has a goal and seven points in 25 games this season.
Kundratek is traveling, skating with Caps | 03/30/2013 2:51 PM
NewsTomas Kundratek (leg) participated in the Capitals' Saturday morning skate.
ImpactKundratek isn't expected to return on Saturday and remains day-to-day. He hasn't played since March 14.
Kundratek (leg) joins Caps for Monday skate | 03/25/2013 12:48 PM
NewsTomas Kundratek (leg) took to the ice with his teammates Monday.
ImpactIt marked the first time he has taken part in a team skate since suffering an apparent right leg or knee injury on March 14th.
Tomas Kundratek hurt in Thursday's win | 03/15/2013 9:31 AM
NewsTomas Kundratek exited Thursday's game with an apparent leg injury early in the first period after Carolina forward Jeff Skinner fell on him.
ImpactHe will return to Washington for an MRI and won't travel with the team to Boston for Saturday afternoon's match-up versus the Bruins. The Capitals are already thin on the back end because of injuries and losing Kundratek, who had topped 20 minutes of ice time in his previous six outings, would hurt their ranks further.
Tomas Kundratek nets first NHL goal | 03/06/2013 1:35 PM
NewsTomas Kundratek scored his first career goal Tuesday night and he added an assist in Washington's 4-3 overtime win over Boston.
ImpactHe finished the contest with just over 23 minutes of ice time and a plus-2 rating. Kundratek, who has seven points in 20 games, has received a larger role with the club with Mike Green on the shelf with a groin injury.
Tomas Kundratek getting his chances with Caps | 02/21/2013 2:57 PM
NewsTomas Kundratek logged a career-high 23:25 of ice time in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers.
ImpactHe was presented with the opportunity to play alongside Karl Alzner in the contest because of Mike Green's lower-body injury and for the most part coach Adam Oates though he did a good job. Kundratek wants to improve his play in the defensive zone and his minus-7 rating shows that it may be a working progress. He has also posted four assists and 12 shots in 14 games this season.
Washington promotes Tomas Kundratek | 01/21/2013 3:45 PM
NewsTomas Kundratek has been called up by the Washington Capitals.
ImpactKundratek has 13 goals and 26 points in 41 AHL games this season. "He's been playing good down there," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. "He's a right shot defenseman and we're short one. He played a little bit here last year and just [for] a little bit of balance." He played in five games with Washington last season, but didn't record a point.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsTomas Kundratek was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.
|Penalty Minutes||8||2012-13 (Wsh)|
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