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Latest News
  • Capitals' Karl Alzner: Won't be taken in expansion draft

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/21/17) Alzner (hand) will hit the free-agent market, effectively ruling him out as the Golden Knights' pick in the expansion draft, Pierre Lebrun of TSN reports.

    Per Alzner's agent, he and Vegas had an "interesting chat," which leaves the door open for the defenseman to potentially sign with the NHL's newest team after the start of free agency July 1. The 28-year-old is not known for his offensive contributions -- just 13 points in 82 games -- but rather as a shutdown defender who can take on opposing teams' top players. This past year, Alzner recorded a plus-14 rating along with 135 hits and 207 blocked shots -- which may limit his fantasy value, but makes him a hot commodity for NHL general managers.

    Capitals' Karl Alzner: Likely headed to free agency

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/30/17) Alzner (hand) is not expected to be re-signed by the Capitals, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    In his season-ending press conference, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan repeatedly referred to a top-four group made up of John Carlson, Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov and Nate Schmidt. The implication here is that Alzner is not currently envisioned as part of the organization next season. A major caveat in all of this is whether the Caps lose a defenseman in the upcoming expansion draft, but given his off year in 2016-17, spate of recent injuries, and expected price tag, it doesn't appear that the Capitals will break the bank to keep Alzner.

    Capitals' Karl Alzner: Will heal without surgery

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/12/17) Alzner will not need surgery for a broken bone in his right hand, an injury that he sustained in the first round against the Maple Leafs, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

    Alzner is known as an ironman, having played in all 82 games of the regular season for four straight years and five of the past six. However, he proved to be human by missing five straight contests -- including a pair against the Penguins in the conference semifinals -- after blocking a shot. Given that Alzner was able to return for most of the series against Pittsburgh and surgery isn't necessary, we wouldn't let this ailment be a reason to avoid him in deep leagues.

    Capitals' Karl Alzner: Will play in Game 3 on Monday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/1/17) Alzner (upper body) is back in the lineup Monday for Game 3 in Pittsburgh.

    The veteran rearguard sat out the last six games with the injury but has been skating for several days and is officially good to go. The Caps will carry seven defensemen in the contest, so it's unclear as to whether the injury is still bothering him and, as such, how much ice time he'll receive.

    Capitals' Karl Alzner: Will take warmup Monday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/1/17) Alzner (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Game 3Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports. A decision will be made based on how he feels in pregame warmups.

    The defender hasn't played since Game 2 of the Toronto series. Despite his limited offensive potential (13 points in 82 games), his return could help solidify a Washington defense that struggled mightily in Game 2, allowing six goals.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2008-09Washington30145-1000000
2009-10Washington21055-2000000
2010-11Washington822101214000000
2011-12Washington821161712000000
2012-13Washington48145-6000000
2013-14Washington8221618-7001000
2014-15Washington825162114000000
2015-16Washington824172114001000
2016-17Washington823101323000000
5911998117610020
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2008-09Washington313.2582:427616:3393:452001
2009-10Washington160.0344:254222:3632:258004
2010-11Washington643.11641:21203430:38174:12240012
2011-12Washington561.81711:4122114:49224:26291012
2012-13Washington392.61005:5211804:24123:3314007
2013-14Washington952.11683:5320045:04289:57260013
2014-15Washington726.91593:2721051:34179:07200010
2015-16Washington755.31752:4522484:11233:10260013
2016-17Washington813.71622:5120953:24250:54280014
5293.611938:571506063:131601:291771086
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2009-10Washington10000000000
2010-11Washington9011-4000000
2011-12Washington14022-1000000
2012-13Washington71123000000
2014-15Washington142240001000
2015-16Washington120223000000
2016-17Washington7000-1000000
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MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2009-10Washington00.015:09220:001:350000
2010-11Washington120.0204:422695:0123:360000
2011-12Washington130.0348:234430:1551:300000
2012-13Washington195.3156:081650:0322:552001
2014-15Washington1315.4283:123930:0924:006003
2015-16Washington140.0256:363671:2336:536003
2016-17Washington10.0110:161630:0020:022001
724.21374:2618226:51180:3116008
 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/214
Birthdate:
9/24/1988
Age:
29
Hometown:
Burnaby, B.C., Canada
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:

NHL Experience:
8