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Top Alexander Alexeyev News

  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Summoned by big club

    Alexeyev was recalled by Washington on Tuesday, source reports.

    Alexeyev will be on hand as an injury-replacement option for the Capitals' playoff run. The 2018 first-round pick has yet to make his NHL debut, but he was productive in limited action with AHL Hershey during the regular season, picking up nine points while posting a plus-11 rating through 12 contests.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Returning from overseas

    Alexeyev was re-assigned to AHL Hershey on Monday.

    Alexeyev has been summoned to the minors following the conclusion of his season with KHL Salavat Yulaev Ufa. The 31st overall selection from the 2018 NHL Entry Draft posted eight goals and 16 points in 55 games while riding out the pandemic in his native Russia and is expected to serve primarily as a depth option in the minor-league ranks for the balance of the 2020 season. The 21-year-old has intriguing long-term fantasy upside as his development continues, so those in dynasty formats should consider stashing him.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Not on training camp roster

    Alexeyev is not on the Capitals' training camp roster.

    Alexeyev, a first-round draft pick from 2018, was expected to compete for a roster spot this season. Instead, he'll remain with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the KHL, where he has amassed four goals, five helpers and 65 blocked shots in 47 contests. The 21-year-old Russian would have had a tough time outplaying numerous veterans for a roster spot this season, but could challenge for at least a part-time role in 2021-22.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Loaned to KHL team

    The Capitals have loaned Alexeyev to Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the KHL.

    Alexeyev will likely have a significant role with the Capitals in 2020-21, so look for him to be recalled ahead of next season's training camp. The 2018 first-round pick notched 21 points while posting a plus-8 rating in 58 games with AHL Hershey this year.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Suiting up for practice Monday

    Alexeyev (undisclosed) will take part in Monday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Alexeyev had yet to participate in Phase 3 training camp, and though he is not expected to participate in scrimmage drills, he will at least return to the ice. The 20-year-old has a bright NHL future as he develops but is not expected to garner significant playing time in the postseason.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Absent from practice again

    Alexeyev missed his second day of practice Tuesday, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

    Alexeyev was named to the training camp roster but has yet to get onto the ice for the club. Even once given the all-clear, the blueliner is a long shot to appear in any games during the postseason, which makes him a non-factor in fantasy contests.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Suiting up for Phase 3

    Alexeyev was added to the Phase 3 training camp roster Sunday.

    Alexeyev managed three goals and 21 points in 58 games during his inaugural pro season with AHL Hershey. The 20-year-old owns excellent NHL upside and could be a reliable defenseman for the Capitals as he continues to develop. The 31st overall selection from the 2018 NHL Entry Draft could see some playing time during Washington's playoff run, but he is not likely to see a regular role in the NHL for another season or two.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Cut from camp

    The Capitals assigned Alexeyev (concussion) to AHL Hershey on Wednesday.

    Alexeyev missed the entirety of the big club's training camp due to a concussion, but his demotion to the minors indicates that he's no longer in the league's protocol. The 2018 first-round pick, who racked up 10 goals and 43 points in 49 games with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL last year, will likely spend the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign in the minors.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Resumes skating

    Alexeyev (concussion) skated on his own in a non-contact jersey Saturday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    Alexeyev has been sidelined since suffering a concussion earlier this month during the Traverse City prospect tournament. His presence on the ice Saturday represents a step in the right direction, but he still has a ways to go to clear the NHL's concussion protocol. Once he's deemed healthy, the 2018 first-round pick will likely be sent to AHL Hershey for the start of the 2019-20 campaign.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Dealing with upper-body issue

    Alexeyev (upper body) will likely be held out of the Capitals' first few training camp practices as a precaution, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Alexeyev's injury isn't believed to be overly serious, but he'll likely stick to off-ice training until he's back to 100 percent to avoid exacerbating the issue. The 2018 first-round pick is a longshot to make the big club's Opening Night roster, but he's expected to make his professional debut with AHL Hershey this season after lighting up the WHL for the past three campaigns.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Injured in rookie tournament

    Alexeyev (upper body) was injured in an exhibition contest Sunday against Nashville.

    Alexeyev sustained a heavy hit from Predators defenseman Josh Healey during the second period of a rookie tournament exhibition and did not return. The 19-year-old Russian skated off the ice under his own power.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Expected for development camp

    Alexeyev (knee) is expected to be available for the Capitals' development camp in July, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    The update comes as a bit of a surprise after Alexeyev suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury March 9 during Red Deer's playoff run. The 19-year-old blueliner tallied 43 points in 49 games with the Rebels and has the potential to be a solid top-four defenseman at the NHL level if everything pans out.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Leading Russia in WJC

    Alexeyev posted a goal and an assist in Russia's 7-4 win over Switzerland at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship on Sunday.

    Alexeyev's marker early in the third period ending up serving as the game-winner for the Russians. The 31st overall pick in this past June's draft is averaging more than a point-per-game (31 points in 30 contests) for WHL Red Deer this season and he now has four points in Russia's first three games of the WJC. Alexeyev projects as a solid two-way defender as a professional and he isn't all that far off from helping the Caps. Expect him to challenge for a roster spot in 2019-20 before taking on a full-time role with Washington the following year.

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  • Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Inks rookie contract Sunday

    Alexeyev signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Capitals on Sunday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    Alexeyev was recently returned to the WHL's Red Deer Rebels with the expectation that he will build off the 37-point campaign he had in the major junior ranks in 2017-18. The 6-foot-4 Russian looked solid in his lone preseason outing with the Capitals and has plenty of upside in the future, but is not expected to arrive in the NHL ranks anytime soon. Therefore, his fantasy value remains limited to dynasty formats.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 210 lbs
Birthplace: St. Petersberg, Russia
Age: 22
Experience: 1
Shoots: Left