Galiev will play on the third line in Saturday's game against Colorado, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washingtonreports. Galiev will replace the struggling Andre Burakovsky in the lineup. Last playing in a 4-1 win over the Blackhawks on Oct. 15, the 23-year-old Russian has one assist in two games this season and three goals in five games with AHL Hershey. Unless he can stick in the lineup past Saturday, his fantasy value remains quite low.
Galiev was recalled from AHL Hershey on Monday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. Galiev was sent down to the AHL for a two-week conditioning stint, but was apparently ready to rejoin the parent club after just a week and a half. The winger has suited up in just two games this year, averaging 9:39 worth of ice time in those contests.
Galiev has been sent to AHL Hershey on a conditioning assignment, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. Galiev has not played since Oct. 15th when he notched an assist for his second career point. In two games this campaign for which the 23-year-old has played, he averaged 9:39 TOI with just over a minute taking place on the power play. While Galiev has plenty of upside handling the puck, the Russian will need to start logging meaningful minutes before he will warrant attention in the fantasy world.
Galiev was a healthy scratch in the season opener Saturday, but he could make his season debut Tuesday night if Alex Ovechkin, a game-time decision for personal reasons, is unable to play against the Sharks, CSN Mid-Atlantic's J.J. Regan reports. The Capitals are literally hurting at the forward position, as Nicklas Backstrom (hip) and Chris Brown (hand) are on the mend. Galiev is a shifty winger who could be asked to hold down the fort if Ovi doesn't end up playing. According to the report, he worked on the top line and on the power play in Tuesday's morning skate, but will not be inserted on that scoring line if called upon to play. "We'll move lines around," Capitals head coach Barry Trotz said.
Stanislav Galiev scored a goal in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Carolina.
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