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Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
69%47%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Latest News
  • Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Will suit up Sunday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/7/18) Niskanen (upper body) is ready for Sunday's game against the Blues, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Niskanen missed just one game with this upper-body ailment, and he'll return to his normal top defensive role. The 31-year-old blueliner has three goals and eight assists through 27 games this season, but he's expected to play on Washington's power play Sunday.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Expected back in action Sunday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/6/18) Niskanen (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blues, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

    Niskanen missed Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes because of the upper-body injury, but he returned to the ice wearing a full-contact jersey Saturday, foreshadowing his likely return. His presence in the lineup likely bumps Taylor Chorney back out of the pairings, while Niskanen should retake his role on the second power-play unit.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Will not play Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/2/18) Niskanen (upper body) wasn't present for morning skate Tuesday, and he'll miss the evening's road contest in Carolina, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    While he managed 22:11 of ice time with a goal in Saturday's commanding win over the Devils, an upper-body injury surfaced for Niskanen, and he should be considered day-to-day. Fortunately for the two-way defenseman, the Caps won't play again until Sunday against the Blues, which ideally presents enough time for him to shake off the ailment.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Struggling with upper-body injury

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/1/18) Niskanen is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Washington reports.

    Niskanen missed Sunday's practice session, and his status for Tuesday's matchup with Carolina is up in the air. The 31-year-old defenseman scored a goal in Washington's last game, and is averaging 22:29 of ice time through 80 games this season. Even if he's forced to miss Tuesday's contest, the injury appears to be minor, so expect him back on the ice later in the week.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Pots goal in commanding win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/30/17) Niskanen found twine in Saturday's 5-2 home win over the Devils.

    The Capitals were on point with their cross-ice passes, and Niskanen had a rare chance to drive right at the net once Devante Smith-Pelly caught goalie Cory Schneider completely out of position with a slick laser pass from the right side of the cage. This was Niskanen's first point since Dec. 14 -- a span of six games -- but he does have a respectable three goals and eight helpers through 27 contests to supplement 51 hits and 36 blocked shots.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Dallas787192622200000
2008-09Dallas8062935-11200000
2009-10Dallas7431215-15002000
2010-11Pittsburgh631910-3000000
2011-12Pittsburgh75417219300000
2012-13Pittsburgh40410144002000
2013-14Pittsburgh8110364633306000
2014-15Washington82427317200000
2015-16Washington825273210203000
2016-17Washington785343920102000
2017-18Washington31391218001000
7645222928194150160
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Dallas997.11597:561774181:43170:30360018
2008-09Dallas1115.41597:012020204:01150:46522116
2009-10Dallas1102.71351:201648217:3814:0618009
2010-11Pittsburgh771.31041:161352113:3128:45502019
2011-12Pittsburgh1183.41345:251590166:1136:29471021
2012-13Pittsburgh676.0814:1891380:2545:0012006
2013-14Pittsburgh1626.21724:481932242:2657:57511023
2014-15Washington1173.41833:01225487:17187:37471021
2015-16Washington1503.32022:152354198:07235:18380019
2016-17Washington1543.21729:442030139:55201:59320016
2017-18Washington595.1695:5979523:2974:3014007
12244.215753:03186621654:431202:5739771175
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Dallas16033-2000000
2010-11Pittsburgh7011-3000000
2011-12Pittsburgh41232100000
2012-13Pittsburgh15022-4000000
2013-14Pittsburgh13279-2200000
2014-15Washington14044-2000000
2015-16Washington120333000000
2016-17Washington131340100000
9442529-8400000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Dallas170.0262:1332329:1719:5210005
2010-11Pittsburgh50.090:5213410:151:080000
2011-12Pittsburgh812.574:059012:441:236003
2012-13Pittsburgh170.0283:3934217:326:4911103
2013-14Pittsburgh248.3258:3632944:392:178004
2014-15Washington220.0333:0443213:3826:270000
2015-16Washington170.0318:2541324:2338:596003
2016-17Washington244.2294:2036112:3125:5019112
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