Mike Richards

#10 C / Washington Capitals / EXP: 10YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 196 lb Age: 31 College: None

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  • Capitals' Mike Richards: Will play Thursday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Richards (undisclosed) will play in Thursday's game against the Wild, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. Richards skipped Wednesday's practice due to what was described as a maintenance day, but his presence among the forward ranks (fourth line center) during warmups indicates he'll be good to go Thursday. He's yet to notch a point in nine NHL contests this season, averaging just 12:28 of ice time, so it's best to temper any expectations for the veteran.

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  • Head coach Barry Trotz said Richards (undisclosed) is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Wild, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Richards (undisclosed) was absent from Wednesday's practice with what was described at the time as a maintenance day for the defensive specialist. His presence at the optional morning skate casts some doubt as to his availability, so fantasy owners might want to have a contingency plan in case he can't take the ice tonight. Stanislav Galiev would draw into the lineup should Richards be unable to go.

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  • Richards' trial in Manitoba will not begin until Feb. 25, the Canadian Press reports. Richards was set to be tried on charges of possession of a controlled substance when he tried to enter Canada on June 17. The prosecutors are currently waiting on the results of an investigation requested by Richards' legal counsel which has yet to be concluded. The ongoing legal issues continue to linger, but for now Richards appears to be adjusting to the rigors of the NHL grind and is likely to be a permanent fixture in the Capitals lineup from here on, although his lack of offensive opportunity given him little fantasy value at the moment. He has no points in three games so far in DC.

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  • Richards made his season debut Saturday in Washington's 4-1 loss to Buffalo. He fired one shot and laid five hits in the loss. He won five-of-11 face-offs and didn't embarrass himself out there. We're not ready to speculate on Richards' go-forward role with the Capitals, but suffice to say he should deliver some quality bottom-six minutes for the team. It may take a little time for him to settle into an offensive routine, so let someone else take the bait right now.

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  • Richards took line rushes for Saturday's pre-game skate and is expected to play against the Sabres, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports. Richards, signed by the Capitals on Jan. 6, has been improving in recent practices and head coach Barry Trotz appears ready to let him play. While the progress is reassuring, the Capitals have indicated they will be very pragmatic regarding Richards and a conditioning stint with AHL Hershey still looms as a possibility. It is hard to gauge Richards' fantasy value for the rest of the season although it does not appear at this time that he will crack Washington's potent top-six assuming everyone is healthy. Keep an eye on his progress, but it's hard to recommend picking him up in standard formats at this time, at least until his role becomes clearer.

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultGAPTS+/-SOGTOIFPTS
2/13
L 4-3 0 0 0 0 0 8:70 0
2/11
W 4-3 0 0 0 -1 0 11:05 -1
2/09
W 5-3 0 0 0 0 2 9:92 0
2/07
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W 3-2 0 0 0 1 0 14:92 1
2/06
W 3-2 0 0 0 0 0 12:88 0.5
2/04
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W 3-2 0 0 0 -1 0 11:92 -1
2/02
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L 5-2 0 0 0 0 0 12:38 0

Upcoming Games

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2/16
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8:00 PM
2/18
8:00 PM
2/20
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2/22
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2/24
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8:00 PM
2/26
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8:00 PM
2/28
1:30 PM

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Career Stats

Year GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHOG GWG FOW FOL FPTS
2015 11 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 76 62 0
2014 53 5 11 16 -10 1 0 1 289 304 38.7
2013 82 11 30 41 -6 4 1 3 489 418 103
2012 48 12 20 32 -8 6 2 3 216 225 90.5
2011 74 18 26 44 3 3 3 1 539 528 136.7
2010 81 23 43 66 11 5 1 4 606 610 194.5
2009 82 31 31 62 -2 13 1 3 696 677 199.7
2008 79 30 50 80 22 8 4 4 813 847 250.7
2007 73 28 47 75 14 8 2 6 698 683 232
2006 59 10 22 32 -12 1 0 3 467 511 81
2005 79 11 23 34 6 1 3 1 418 496 106.2
3 Year Avg 61 9 20 30 -7 4 1 2 331 316 77
Career 721 179 303 482 17 50 17 29 5307 5361

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