Justin Peters

G / Washington Capitals / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

Fantasy Points by Week

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    • Sent to minors

      News: Justin Peters was released from the Capitals' training camp roster Monday.
      Analysis: Justin Peters battled Philipp Grubauer for the backup netminding job behind Braden Holtby in the preseason, but it appears he's lost out. He'll likely end up at AHL Hershey to begin the season.
    • Allows One Goal Monday

      News: Justin Peters stopped 10 of 11 shots faced during Washington's 3-1 win over the Islanders on Monday.
      Analysis: Dueling with Philipp Grubauer for the backup goaltender job behind Braden Holtby this season, Justin Peters' age and salary are working against his chances to stay in the NHL ranks for the start of the season, but he's posted a solid 1.02 GAA and .962 save percentage in two preseason contests thus far. However, even if he outlasts Grubauer, he is unlikely to get enough action behind Holtby to be a meaningful fantasy performer in 2015-2016.
    • Caps' Peters Skates Tuesday

      News: Justin Peters (knee) skated on his own before Tuesday's team scrimmage, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: Justin Peters is still working his way back from August knee surgery, but it was just a cleanup procedure that isn't expected to prevent him from being fully available for the large portion of Capitals training camp. The 29-year-old saw extremely light usage behind Braden Holtby as the Caps' backup goalie last season, and could be challenged for the No. 2 role by Philipp Grubauer in camp.
    • Caps' Peters Undergoes Knee Surgery

      News: Justin Peters underwent knee surgery on Monday, but is expected to return to action by the start of Washington's training camp in September, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: Although Justin Peters is reportedly expected to return to "full hockey activities" by the start of Washington's training camp, it's still an unfortunate turn of events for the 28-year-old goaltender, as he is expected to compete with Phillip Grubauer for the team's backup job behind presumed starter Braden Holtby. With a 3-6-1 record, 3.25 GAA, and a .881 save percentage over 12 games with the Capitals last season, Peters is already likely fighting an uphill battle for the job, as Grubauer performed significantly better in limited action with the big club over the past two seasons. The Capitals should update Peters' status closer to the start of camp.
    • Caps' Peters In Competition For Backup Job

      News: Capitals goalie coach Mitch Korn said that Justin Peters will compete with Phillip Grubauer for the backup job behind presumed starter Braden Holtby, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: Justin Peters was brought in during the previous offseason to be the primary backup for Braden Holtby, but his struggles in 2014-15 combined with Grubauer's excellent campaign in the minors have put Peters on the hot seat. With a 3-6-1 record, 3.25 GAA, and .881 save percentage in 12 games last season, Peters will need to shine in training camp if he is to fend off Grubauer, but is not likely to have much fantasy relevance behind the Vezina-caliber Holtby even if he does earn the backup spot, so his fantasy prospects are dwindling.
    • Comeback Bid Falls Short For Peters, Caps

      News: Justin Peters entered Saturday's game against the Predators late in the third period, stopping 13 of 14 shots but ultimately taking the loss.
      Analysis: After starter Braden Holtby surrendered three goals in the game's first 15 minutes to put the Capitals in a large hole, Justin Peters came on for what was just expected to be cleanup duties. Instead, he very narrowly missed out on picking up a point when the Capitals rallied for three goals over a 20-minute stretch. Unfortunately, Peters also yielded a goal to the Preds' Mike Ribeiro during that span, which would ultimately go down as the game winner. Peters might have been in line to get the nod Sunday against the Rangers, but that start now figures to go to Holtby after he was able to take off for most of Saturday's contest.
    • Caps' Peters Back On Ice Wednesday

      News: Justin Peters (lower body) was back on the ice for Wednesday's practice, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: The injury kept Justin Peters unavailable during Monday's game against the Sabres, prompting the emergency call-up of Philipp Grubauer from AHL Hershey. With Grubauer since reassigned back to the minors, it looks as though Peters will be ready to reprise his backup duties Thursday in Minnesota. Peters has seen scarce usage this season behind Braden Holtby, the league leader in goalie appearances. He's gone an unremarkable 3-5-1 with a 3.38 GAA and .879 save percentage across 11 games.
    • Caps' Peters Still Out

      News: Justin Peters (lower body) won't suit up Monday against the Sabres, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: It's a game Justin Peters may have started, health permitting, but instead Philipp Grubauer will back up Braden Holtby, who also started Sunday's win over the Bruins.
    • Caps' Peters Has Lower-Body Injury

      News: Justin Peters suffered a lower-body injury during his relief appearance Friday against the Stars, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: Justin Peters, who stopped all nine shots he faced in the 4-2 loss, was able to finish out the game despite the injury. However, after being held out of Saturday's practice, the Capitals are listing him as day-to-day, and uncertain if he'll be available for Sunday's game against the Bruins. If that's indeed the case, the Capitals would be forced to recall either Philipp Grubauer or Phoenix Copley from the minors as an emergency backup goalie.
    • Caps' Peters Perfect In Relief Duty

      News: Justin Peters made nine saves on nine shots in relief of Braden Holtby in Friday's loss to Dallas.
      Analysis: While it wasn't much of a test for Justin Peters, he got the job done in his first taste of action since February 15. Considering Peters owns a lackluster .897 save percentage and Braden Holtby starts almost every game, the 28-year-old isn't worth much in fantasy, except for the occasional spot start.
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