The Capitals have lost a member from their blue line.
Washington announced Tuesday that Michal Kempny has undergone surgery on a torn left hamstring and is officially done for the season.
He will be out for four to six months.
Caps defenseman Michal Kempny underwent a successful surgery to repair a torn left hamstring. Kempny is expected to miss 4-6 months.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) April 2, 2019
Kempny, 28, has been out since March 20, but nothing official had been announced about a timeframe for his return.
Kempny tallied six goals and 19 assists in 71 games this season, but more importantly, Washington was plus-24 with him on the ice.
While he isn’t one of the Capitals’ go-to defenders like John Carlson or Dmitry Orlov, he averaged 19:11 of ice time, so Washington will have to figure some things out.
Fortunately, Christian Djoos has started to play more lately and has been good, as well, with four assists in his last eight games while posting a plus-minus of plus-3.
Kempny may be out but the Caps do have some depth.