Dowd scored a goal on three shots, added five hits and went minus-2 in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers in Game 6. Dowd tallied at 3:44 of the second period to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead. The 31-year-old center finished the postseason with two points, eight shots on net, 20 hits and a minus-3 rating in six appearances. He enjoyed a career year in the regular season with 24 points, 90 shots on net and 139 hits in 64 outings.
Dowd recorded an assist in Friday's 2-0 win over the Coyotes. Dowd set up John Carlson for the empty-net goal in the final minute of this contest. The 31-year-old Dowd has been solid lately with two goals and four helpers in his last six games, though he remains firmly entrenched as the fourth-line center. He's enjoyed a career year with 24 points, 86 shots on net, 128 hits, 40 PIM and a plus-12 rating through 60 outings.
Dowd (upper body) will suit up Sunday against the Wild, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. Dowd will return from a five-game absence Sunday. The 31-year-old forward is averaging 14:24 of ice time with 17 points through 50 appearances this season. He was held scoreless in his previous five games before suffering an upper-body injury.
Dowd (upper body) is not in Monday's lineup against Carolina, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports. Dowd has now missed five consecutive games but he was skating with the team Friday, indicating that he should be nearing a return. Washington's next game is Sunday against the Wild.
Dowd (upper body) is not on the ice for warmups ahead of Saturday's game versus the Devils, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. Dowd will miss a fourth straight game with the injury. His next chance to return is Monday versus the Hurricanes, though the Capitals should be able to return to a normal 12-forward lineup with T.J. Oshie (lower body) expected back Saturday.
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