Niskanen (lower body) will play Thursday night against the Islanders, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

Niskanen has been able to play every game this year, which is huge for the Capitals, as he's capable of logging heavy minutes from the back line. The 29-year-old has nine assists over 21 contests, but he's still looking for that elusive first goal of the season.

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