Washington Capitals: Top 3 observations from the preseason

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Michal Kempny, Washington Capitals (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Now that the regular season is about to be here, let’s break down a little bit about what we learned on what to expect from this year’s Washington Capitals team. You can throw that 2-3-1 record out the window. It doesn’t matter how many games they won or lost in the exhibition schedule, what matters is what we saw from the guys on the ice.

Michal Kempny, Washington Capitals (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

#3 Michal Kempny isn’t quite ready yet

Michal Kempny has been a man on a mission and you definitely saw that if you followed what he was up to in his summer workouts on social media. After three setbacks, he was determined to make it back onto the NHL ice. Unfortunately he’ll have to wait but at least he will be heading to the Hershey Bears to fix his game.

Back in March of 2019, Kempny suffered a hamstring injury and needed surgery. In September of 2020, he hurt his Achilles tendon during his training. Then in May he had an unfortunate accident while on a minor league conditioning assignment in Hershey with an ice shoveler after he tripped on a towel. The shoveler crashed into Kempny’s left knee.

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We wish Kempny the best in Hershey and hope he’ll be back with the big club soon.

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