The Blackhawks apparently aren’t waiting to begin overhauling the group of defensemen in the organization.
Chicago formally announced the signing of Gustav Forsling on Wednesday, and now reports from the World Championships are that KHL defenseman Michal Kempny might be close to joining the Hawks as well.
— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) May 12, 2016
Kempny, who turns 26 in early September, has one assist and eight shots on net in four games for the Czech Republic at the World Championships. In 59 games with Avangard Omsk in the KHL during the 2015-16 season, Kempny posted five goals and 16 assists.
He is listed at 6-0 and 194 pounds and is a left-handed shot.