Gudas will be scratched from the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Gudas may just be the victim of the standard roster shuffling one might expect from a Capitals team that is currently scuffling, but the 29-year-old has no points, a minus-6 rating, and just 11 shots and 20 hits in his last 10 games. His fantasy value continues its steady march downward toward irrelevance.
Gudas will serve as a healthy scratch Sunday against the Wild, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Gudas is the latest victim of Washington's endless tinkering with its blue line and will post up in the press box Sunday. The rugged blueliner has managed just three points in his last 21 games, but his physicality (48 hits) gives him some fantasy relevance in deeper leagues that value such contributions.
Gudas recorded an assist, three hits and a blocked shot across 17:38 in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh.
Gudas now has 15 points through 53 games. While he doesn't stack up the scoresheet, the 29-year-old maintains fantasy relevancy where physicality and defensive play is rewarded, as he has a plus-21 rating and 144 hits thus far.
Gudas tallied an assist, two shots and three hits during Sunday's 5-5 overtime win against the Sharks.
Gudas has been heating up of late with a goal and six points over his last 10 games -- along with a healthy plus-6 rating. The rugged defenseman is worth rostering in deeper leagues where his contributions in hits (117) and blocked shots (53) are an asset, but the 29-year-old does not produce offense consistently enough to garner much fantasy relevance in standard formats.
Gudas (illness) will draw into Friday's game against the Blue Jackets, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Gudas was one of two blueliners to receive a game-time status due to illness, but it appears he will tough it out. Even so, the veteran is largely just a DFS lineup filler at this point, having collected just 11 points through the first 38 contests of the season.
Gudas (illness) will be a game-time call for Friday's matchup with the Blue Jackets.
Michal Kempny is also under the weather, so if he and Gudas are both unable to go, the Capitals will likely have to dress 13 forwards and five defensemen against Columbus.
Gudas registered an assist, five shots, a plus-3 rating and four blocked shots during Saturday's 5-2 win over the Lightning.
Gudas made his former team pay with his first point in the last six games, bringing him to eight points in 34 games. The burly defender is still searching for his first goal of the season but produces enough in peripheral stats like hits (94) to merit rostering in deeper formats despite the lack of balanced offensive production.
Gudas (undisclosed) will suit up Wednesday against the Kings, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Gudas exited Tuesday's contest against the Sharks after taking a high hit from Evander Kane. The 29-year-old blueliner underwent further evaluation and is good to go. He's expected to round out the bottom pairing and build on the seven points he's accrued through 29 contests.
Gudas exited Tuesday's game versus the Sharks after a high hit from Evander Kane, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
The incident occurred at 14:59 of the third period. Kane received a major for elbowing and a game misconduct on the play. Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports coach Todd Reirden will have an update on Gudas' status prior to Wednesday's game against the Kings. The Capitals only took six defensemen on their three-game California road trip, and they may not be able to easily get reinforcements from AHL Hershey if Gudas is unable to play.
Gudas notched an assist and went plus-4 in Friday's 6-5 shootout win over the Canucks.
While he only directly helped on an Evgeny Kuznetsov at the end of the second period, Gudas was a consistent presence on the ice when the Capitals mounted their comeback. The blueliner has two assists in his last three games, and four overall in 13 appearances. He's added 32 hits and 24 blocked shots -- those will typically be Gudas' most reliable categories for production.
Gudas picked up an assist and three hits in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
The hard-hitting Czech blueliner has three assists, 29 hits and 19 blocked shots in 11 games this season. Gudas isn't known to produce much offense -- his career high for points is 23, set in 2016-17 with the Flyers.
Gudas recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Islanders.
The physical defenseman now has as many points as he does hits -- one of each two games into the year. Gudas will certainly change that in due time, as he's never exceeded 23 points in a season, but he's topped 250 hits four times in his first seven campaigns. Given his lack of offensive contributions, most fantasy owners will have little interest in the Czech blueliner.
Gudas was traded to the Capitals from the Flyers on Monday in a swap for Matt Niskanen. Philadelphia will retain 30 percent of Gudas' salary in order to provide Washington with some cap relief.
Gudas doesn't provide nearly the same offensive touch as Niskanen, but he only has one year remaining on his contract, and will make significantly less than Niskanen in 2019-20, providing Washington with some much-needed cap space. . With youngsters Nick Jensen and Christian Djoos pushing for more play time, Gudas won't find minutes easy to come by, but should still find a spot in the Opening Night lineup.
Gudas scored four goals and 20 points with a plus-6 rating, 63 PIM, 136 shots on net, 255 hits and 133 blocks in 77 games this season.
Except for games played, Gudas didn't record any other career bests, but he was strong in every category. In his previous six seasons, Gudas averaged about three goals, 14 points, a plus-5 rating, 102 shots on net, 205 hits and 106 blocks, so he was above his average in all of those categories during 2018-19. The only disappointment Gudas experienced was in the PIM department. This season was the first time he averaged fewer than 1.0 PIM per contest.
Gudas has four goals and 20 points with a plus-8 rating, 63 PIM, 134 shots on goal, 255 hits and 130 blocks in 76 games this season.
The 28-year-old had previously never posted such a scant PIM total, so he's fallen short in that department, but Gudas has produced about what was expected of him, and maybe a little more, in every other area. He has more goals, assists, points, blocked shots and hits than a season ago. If Gudas posts a plus-1 rating in the season finale, he will also set a career-high in plus-minus.
Gudas posted an assist, a minus-1 rating, two PIM, three hits, four blocks and two shots on net in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday.
The 28-year-old has been the usual hits and blocks specialist this season, but he's also chipped in a fair amount of scoring. He's now just one point shy of the third 20-point campaign of his career, and Gudas also has a career-high plus-8 rating. The only bad news is his PIM are down to 59. He's averaged 1.37 PIM per game over the last three seasons, but in 2018-19, he's at just 0.83 PIM per contest. Gudas has three goals and 19 points in 71 games.
Gudas scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Maple Leafs.
It's only the third multi-point performance of the season for the rugged defenseman, with the last one coming Jan. 14 against the Wild. Gudas now has three goals and 17 points through 67 games, just topping last year's offensive output, but he provides plenty of fantasy value in secondary categories with 119 shots, 226 hits, 118 blocked shots, 55 PIM and a plus-8 rating.
Gudas has one assist, 15 hits, nine blocks and a minus-4 rating in the last five games.
The plus/minus obviously isn't good lately, but Gudas is putting together a pretty solid season. He's of real value to owners in the hits and blocks categories, and Gudas is on pace to surpass his 2017-18 totals in each of those departments this season. He's on track for about 263 hits, which would give Gudas his fourth season with 250-plus hits. He also has two goals and 15 points with a plus-9 rating.
Gudas (suspension) will return to action versus the Sabres on Tuesday, Sam Carchidi of The Inquirer reports.
Gudas was hit with a two-game ban for high-sticking Nikita Kucherov of the Lightning in a 5-2 road loss last Tuesday. The rugged defender is notorious for such antics, though there is tangible fantasy value to be extracted from his copious hit (197) and blocked-shot totals (101) through 58 games this season. Also, for good measure, Gudas has compiled two goals and 11 assists to complement a sturdy plus-12 rating through 58 games.
Gudas was suspended two games by the league Wednesday for high-sticking Nikita Kucherov.
Gudas is a repeat offender, as he's already been suspended 19 games in his career, which could've added to the suspension. If the Czech-born defenseman doesn't appeal, Philippe Myers will likely draw into the lineup in his absence.
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