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Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
66%48%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Latest News
  • Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Picks up helper Saturday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/18/17) Niskanen registered an assist during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Wild.

    The 30-year-old blueliner has just two points in eight games of an injury-plagued season to this point. A reliable 30-40 point defender each of the last four seasons, expect Niskanen to improve once he gets back in the swing of things.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Ready to rock Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/14/17) Niskanen (upper body) will return to Washington's lineup for Tuesday's road game against the Predators, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Niskanen has missed the Capitals' last 13 games due to an upper-body injury, so he'll likely be eased back into action Tuesday. Nonetheless, the American blueliner racked up 39 points (five goals, 34 assists) in 78 games last campaign, so he's worth a look in most fantasy formats if he's not already owned by another team in your league.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Clears first medical hurdle

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/12/17) Niskanen (upper body) has been cleared for some contact and will travel with the team for Tuesday's contest in Nashville, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    The veteran blueliner hasn't played since suffering the injury Oct. 13, missing each of the last 12 games. Expect Niskanen to get in a few practices ahead of Tuesday's game and hopefully able to take full contact in that time. If not, Niskanen could be ready by Thursday's matchup in Colorado.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Remains without clear timetable

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/9/17) Niskanen (upper body) said he's "feeling good," but doesn't know if he'll be an option for Sunday's home game against the Oilers, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    While the 30-year-old blueliner appears to be making progress, he's not likely to have a firm timetable for his return until he proves that he can withstand full contact and show up for multiple practices. If he doesn't return Sunday, then perhaps Tuesday's road game against the Predators would be in play.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Lands on long-term IR

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/14/17) Niskanen (upper body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Saturday and he is considered week-to-week.

    Niskanen exited Friday's contest due to the upper-body injury and it appears the issue will cost him an extended period of time. It's a big blow early in the season along Washington's blue line. The team recalled Madison Bowey from AHL Hershey to replace him on the roster, but it will be difficult to replace Niskanen's experience. It wouldn't be surprising to see Dmitry Orlov's role expand and fantasy value rise with Niskanen out of action for the foreseeable future.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Dallas Stars787192622200000
2008-09Dallas Stars8062935-11200000
2009-10Dallas Stars7431215-15002000
2010-11Pittsburgh Penguins631910-3000000
2011-12Pittsburgh Penguins75417219300000
2012-13Pittsburgh Penguins40410144002000
2013-14Pittsburgh Penguins8110364633306000
2014-15Washington Capitals82427317200000
2015-16Washington Capitals825273210203000
2016-17Washington Capitals785343920102000
2017-18Washington Capitals181679001000
7515022627685150160
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Dallas Stars997.11597:561774181:43170:30360018
2008-09Dallas Stars1115.41597:012020204:01150:46522116
2009-10Dallas Stars1102.71351:201648217:3814:0618009
2010-11Pittsburgh Penguins771.31041:161352113:3128:45502019
2011-12Pittsburgh Penguins1183.41345:251590166:1136:29471021
2012-13Pittsburgh Penguins676.0814:1891380:2545:0012006
2013-14Pittsburgh Penguins1626.21724:481932242:2657:57511023
2014-15Washington Capitals1173.41833:01225487:17187:37471021
2015-16Washington Capitals1503.32022:152354198:07235:18380019
2016-17Washington Capitals1543.21729:442030139:55201:59320016
2017-18Washington Capitals362.8391:0846416:4344:3112006
12014.215448:12183311647:571172:5839571174
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Dallas Stars16033-2000000
2010-11Pittsburgh Penguins7011-3000000
2011-12Pittsburgh Penguins41232100000
2012-13Pittsburgh Penguins15022-4000000
2013-14Pittsburgh Penguins13279-2200000
2014-15Washington Capitals14044-2000000
2015-16Washington Capitals120333000000
2016-17Washington Capitals131340100000
9442529-8400000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Dallas Stars170.0262:1332329:1719:5210005
2010-11Pittsburgh Penguins50.090:5213410:151:080000
2011-12Pittsburgh Penguins812.574:059012:441:236003
2012-13Pittsburgh Penguins170.0283:3934217:326:4911103
2013-14Pittsburgh Penguins248.3258:3632944:392:178004
2014-15Washington Capitals220.0333:0443213:3826:270000
2015-16Washington Capitals170.0318:2541324:2338:596003
2016-17Washington Capitals244.2294:2036112:3125:5019112
1343.01915:142424164:59122:45602120
 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
12/6/1986
Age:
31
Hometown:
Virginia, MN, USA
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:
Minnesota-Duluth
NHL Experience:
10