|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.|
|10/05/2015||Undisclosed, injured reserve.|
|2/14/2015||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) for conditioning purposes.|
|1/28/2015||Missed 12 games (elbow injury).|
|12/30/2014||Elbow injury, injured reserve.|
|12/29/2014||Elbow injury, day-to-day.|
|3/07/2014||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|2/05/2014||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|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 CSOB Pardubice (Czech Republic).|
|9/23/2012||Signed with HC CSOB 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.|
| 10/28/2015 9:14 AM
NewsOn Tuesday night against the Hurricanes, Kindl delivered the puck through heavy traffic to score his first goal of the season.
| 10/08/2015 2:19 PM
NewsKindl will play Friday against the Maple Leafs, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
| 09/30/2015 5:35 PM
NewsKindl is dealing with an illness that will keep him out of Wednesday night's contest against the Penguins, per Wings head coach Jeff Blashill, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl is expected to miss Monday's game against Boston due to an elbow issue, according to red Wings beat writer Ansar Khan. | 12/29/2014 1:40 PM
NewsDetroit Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl is expected to miss Monday's game against Boston due to an elbow issue, according to red Wings beat writer Ansar Khan.
ImpactKindl hasn't been able to stay healthy this season. He has two goals and seven assists in 28 games this season.
Jakub Kindl to play for Czech Republic | 05/03/2014 6:52 AM
NewsDefenseman Jakub Kindl will play for his native Czech Republic at the World Championships which get underway on May 9.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactKindl 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.
Jakub Kindl is ready to rejoin Red Wings | 03/07/2014 12:27 PM
NewsJakub Kindl (knee) will return to the Red Wings' lineup on Friday.
John Keating on Twitter
ImpactKindl has been sidelined since Feb. 3. He has a goal and 11 points in 50 contests in 2013-14.
Jakub Kindl might be healthy enough to return | 03/02/2014 9:50 AM
NewsJakub Kindl (knee) might be healthy enough to play, but he won't yet.
ImpactKindl 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.
Jakub Kindl (knee) won't play next 2 games | 02/26/2014 8:57 AM
NewsJakub Kindl (knee) won't be available to play on Wednesday and Thursday.
ImpactKindl is still getting over a knee sprain, which sidelined him for two games before the Olympic break.
Jakub Kindl projects to play next Wednesday | 02/19/2014 5:58 PM
NewsJakub Kindl (lower body) is projected to play when Detroit returns to action next Wednesday in their first game back from the Olympic break.
ImpactHe missed two games before the Olympics, but returned to practice on Wednesday.
Wings move Jakub Kindl to injured reserve | 02/06/2014 2:00 PM
NewsAs expected, Jakub Kindl has been placed on injured reserve.
ImpactThe transaction was made in order to activate Pavel Datsyuk. Kindl has 11 points and a minus-11 rating in 50 games this year.
Jakub Kindl out Thursday because of LBI | 02/06/2014 11:30 AM
NewsJakub Kindl won't play Thursday because of a lower-body injury.
ImpactHe didn't skate on Wednesday because of the ailment. If Pavel Datsyuk is able to return on Thursday then Kindl is expected to be placed on injured reserve.
Kindl back in Red Wing lineup Friday | 02/01/2014 10:22 AM
NewsJakub Kindl got a chance to play Friday night after being a healthy scratch for Detroit's previous four games.
ImpactHe replaced Brian Lashoff in the Red Wing lineup and seemed to do a decent job in 19:08 of ice time. Kindl was plus one and had three shots on goal. In order to stay in the lineup, Kindl is going to have up his defensive game. "When you're perceived as an offensive guy, you have to be an offensive guy, but in order to be an offensive guy, you can't play in your own zone," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "That's the big challenge for him. He's really improved over the years and we think he can help our power play." For now, keep Kindl on your watch list.
Jakub Kindl riding the pine | 01/25/2014 11:34 AM
NewsJakub Kindl was a healthy scratch Friday night against Montreal.
ImpactIt was the second consecutive game Kindl has sat in the press box. He looks to have lost his job to Dan DeKeyser. Needless to say, Kindl should not be in your lineup.
Jakub Kindl a healthy scratch Saturday | 12/22/2013 10:18 AM
NewsJakub Kindl was a healthy scratch on Saturday with the return of Dan DeKeyser to the Detroit lineup.
ImpactKindl has a poor plus/minus at minus-10 and that could have been the reason he was in the press box for the first time this season. He has a goal and 10 points in 37 games which is not bad production for a defenseman but his fantasy value is low because of his plus/minus.
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.
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|Goals||1||2 times-last:at Tor||last:Nov 6||2|
|Assists||1||3 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Nov 13||2|
|Points||1||5 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Nov 13||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. Wsh||Nov 10||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. TB||last:Nov 3||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||17 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Nov 18||1|
|Power Play Points||0||17 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Nov 18||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||17 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Nov 18||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||17 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Nov 18||0|
|Shots||6||at Ott||Nov 16||4|
|Penalty Minutes||36||2010-11 (Det)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2014-15 (Det)|
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