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Jason Chimera, # 25
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
53151530514
 
News
Chimera scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-3 win in Nashville.

Chimera continues to have a solid campaign and could get a boost Marcus Johansson returning to the lineup. With 14 goals and 29 points in 53 games, the elder statesman of the Capitals continues to have some value in deeper leagues despite averaging only 13:42 of ice time per game.

Justin Williams, # 14
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
531720371620
 
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Williams scored a goal to go along with an assist and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over the Predators.

Williams continues to produce for the Caps, notching 17 goals and 20 assists on the season. The 34-year-old should easily surpass last year's 41 points with the Kings, meaning fantasy owners will continue to be very pleased he signed with Washington.

Brooks Laich, # 21
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
52156-810
 
Mike Richards, # 10
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
10000-14
 
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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.

Alex Ovechkin, # 8
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
513414482328
 
News
Ovechkin recorded a sensational hat trick Thursday against the Wild, scoring all three goals in the second period en route to a 4-3 victory.

Ovie launched the puck at Devan Dubnyk throughout the game, tallying 10 shots on goal, his second-highest total of the season. The 30-year-old also reached a plus-3 rating for the first time this year, sealing his best outing so far. The former No.1 pick had not recorded a hat trick since Dec. 2013, which has fantasy owners buzzing, and readying for what's next for the superstar.

Nicklas Backstrom, # 19
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
501735522022
 
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Backstrom tallied three assists -- all to Alex Ovechkin -- in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Wild.

Backstrom was magical during the second period, staying on the same page as Ovechkin, as usual, and helping him record a hat trick. The 28-year-old is on pace for his best month of the season, totaling seven points in six games. The Swede is one of the top centers in the league and will continue to produce as the year rolls along.

Karl Alzner, # 27
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53315181918
 
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Alzner picked up an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Nashville.

This gives Alzner three assists in his last two games, quite the point-streak for a stalwart defensive defenseman. With John Carlson now back in the lineup and Brooks Orpik (lower body) set to return soon, it wouldn't be surprising to see Alzner's minutes scaled back a little, as he's logging a career-high 21:21 per game. While his plus-17 rating gives him some value in deeper leagues for the time being, temper expectations about prolific offensive outbursts like the last two games as the season moves forward.

Matt Niskanen, # 2
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
53320231724
 
Taylor Chorney, # 4
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440551317
 
T.J. Oshie, # 77
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531617331618
 
John Carlson, # 74
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4162329614
 
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Carlson picked up an assist in 24:16 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Nashville.

Carlson is still trying to regain his offensive form after missing 12 games with a lower-body injury, as he has just one assist in five games since returning from the injury on Jan.27. The 26-year-old Olympian is still logging plenty of minutes and getting work on the top power-play unit, so he's likely to pick up the pace in the near future. Carlson has six goals and 28 points in 40 games in 2015-16.

Braden Holtby, # 70
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPW-L-OTSOSV%GAA
4435-5-22.9272.10
 
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Holtby turned away 33 of 36 shots in Thursday's 4-3 victory over Minnesota.

That's now five straight wins for Holtby, who continues to impress in his best season as a pro. A late goal by Mikael Granlund made this one look closer than it actually was, as the Holtbeast eclipsed 30-plus saves for the second time this month. Every time the 26-year-old is between the pipes, start and enjoy.

Marcus Johansson, # 90
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461419331612
 
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Johansson scored a goal to go along with two assists and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Predators.

Johansson didn't miss a beat after missing four games with an upper-body injury. The 25-year-old brought an immediate spark to the third line that hadn't scored during his absence. Deploy the former first-round pick as usual moving forward.

Stanislav Galiev, # 49
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
1402214
 
Philipp Grubauer, # 31
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPW-L-OTSOSV%GAA
125-4-10.9162.30
 
Dmitry Orlov, # 9
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53514191216
 
Tom Wilson, # 43
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53513187113
 
Andre Burakovsky, # 65
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5010142466
 
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Burakovsky tallied an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over Nashville.

Burakovsky now has points in eight straight games, easily the longest streak of his young career. The second line for the Caps is producing at a high level, allowing the 20-year-old to excel, especially as of late. Continue to ride the winger while he's hot.

Evgeny Kuznetsov, # 92
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
531539542424
 
Injuries
Undisclosed - Day-To-Day (Updated - 2/12/16)
News
Kuznetsov exited Thursday's game with an undisclosed injury and will not return, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

Kuznetsov will reportedly be re-evaluated Friday, at which time more information on his injury and a potential timetable will likely be provided. After a decent 2014 campaign, the youngster has exploded onto the scene this season, dishing out 39 assists thus far to rank third in the league in that category. It would certainly be a big blow for the Capitals if Kuznetsov's injury turns out to be anything serious, and would necessitate a shuffling of the lines if that's the case.