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26 Nic Dowd C

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Player Updates

March 7, 2020 08:12 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Erupts for three points Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Down scored two goals, one short-handed, and added an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.

It's his first multi-point performance since he notched two assists back on Dec. 3, and the first multi-goal effort of his career. Dowd remains an afterthought in most fantasy formats with seven goals and 14 points through 55 games.

March 5, 2020 02:36 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Bags apple Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd tallied an assist while logging 13:08 of ice time during Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Flyers.

Dowd has managed just one goal and three points in 25 games since the calendar rolled into 2020. The fourth-line-center can be safely ignored for fantasy purposes.

February 26, 2020 12:04 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Notches helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd registered an assist, five shots and four hits during Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Jets.

Dowd had gone 19 games without a point heading into Tuesday's action. With just 11 points in 50 games, the 29-year-old center is a non-factor in most fantasy formats.

January 6, 2020 10:36 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Tickles twine Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd tallied a goal, two shots and two hits during Sunday's 5-4 overtime victory against the Sharks.

The marker brings Dowd to five goals and 10 points in 30 games on the season -- but he has three goals and four points over his last seven games. Despite the hot streak, the 29-year-old remains largely irrelevant for fantasy purposes due to a lack of offensive opportunity.

January 2, 2020 11:00 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Back with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (personal) returned to practice Thursday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

Dowd missed Tuesday's game against the Islanders to be with his wife for the birth of their child, but he'll be available for Friday's clash with Carolina. The 29-year-old has picked up nine points in 28 games this campaign.

December 31, 2019 12:40 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: On paternity leave
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (personal) will be out of the lineup Tuesday against the Islanders, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports..

Dowd will miss the game to be with his wife while the two await the birth of their child. Travis Boyd is expected to draw in for the 29-year-old center on the fourth line.

December 16, 2019 12:36 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Healthy scratch Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd will not be in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jackets, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Head coach Todd Reirden wants to give Travis Boyd some playing time given that the team's fathers are in tow during their current road trip. With just two assists in his last nine games, the 29-year-old does not possess much fantasy relevance even after he returns to the lineup.

December 4, 2019 02:24 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Supplies pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd had two assists and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.

Dowd's assists came on both Garnet Hathaway goals in the contest. Dowd is up to six points in 18 contests. He's a decent fourth-liner, but he's averaged just 10:11 per game this season -- his contributions to the offense are too infrequent to interest fantasy owners.

November 26, 2019 12:44 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Will play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (upper body) will be in the lineup against Florida on Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Dowd will be back in action following a five-game stint on injured reserve. The center figures to slot into a fourth-line role alongside Brendan Leipsic and Beck Malenstyn, which likely won't offer Dowd much in terms of scoring opportunities and will limit his fantasy value.

November 26, 2019 11:04 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Targeting Wednesday return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (upper body) is still awaiting final medical clearance but expects to be in the lineup versus Florida on Wednesday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Dowd missed the previous five games due to his upper-body injury and will need to be activated off injured reserve before he can rejoin the lineup. The club will need to make a corresponding move in order to clear space under the 23-man roster limit, though a retroactive tag on Nicklas Backstrom (upper body) could be a short-term fix. If Dowd is cleared to play, it figures to be in a bottom-six role with mid-range fantasy impact at best.

November 22, 2019 01:52 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (upper body) won't suit up for Saturday's matchup with Vancouver, NBC Sports Washington reports.

Dowd will miss a fifth straight game due to an upper-body issue, but he can be activated off injured reserve as soon as he's healthy. The center's absence, combined with that of Nicklas Backstrom (upper body), has opened the door for Beck Malenstyn and Michael Sgarbossa to log some time in the NHL, though both players figure to be sent back to AHL Hershey once Backstrom and Dowd are cleared to play.

November 21, 2019 01:48 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Designated for IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd was placed on injured reserve Wednesday but is eligible to be activated ahead of Saturday's clash with Vancouver.

While Dowd won't be available versus the Rangers on Wednesday, his placement on IR was retroactive, which means he could play as early as Saturday. With Carl Hagelin (upper body) and Nicklas Backstrom (upper body) also on the shelf, the club promoted Beck Malenstyn and Mike Sgarbossa from AHL Hershey.

November 20, 2019 03:44 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Missing more time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (upper body) won't suit up in Wednesday's road game against the Rangers, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Dowd was already sidelined for Monday's action against Anaheim and will miss more time. He's posted just four points in 14 games this campaign, so his absence isn't likely to affect the team too much. It's unclear when Dowd will be ready to rejoin the lineup, but he'll likely be limited to a fourth-line role when healthy, limiting his fantasy potential.

November 18, 2019 11:24 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Ruled out versus Ducks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (upper body) won't play in Monday's matchup with Anaheim, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Dowd will miss his third straight game due to his upper-body issue. Prior to getting hurt, the Alabama native notched four points in 14 games, but was forced to serve as a healthy scratch on six different occasions. Once cleared to play, the natural center may still spend some time in the press box, which limits his fantasy value to mid-range at best.

November 16, 2019 05:20 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Watching from press box Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (upper body) won't play in Saturday's matchup against the Bruins, Matt Kalman of NHL.com reports.

Dowd will remain on the shelf for a second straight game, and he'll aim to return to the lineup Monday against the Ducks. The Capitals recalled Travis Boyd from AHL Hershey to fill in on the fourth line.

November 15, 2019 10:36 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Dealing with upper-body issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (upper body) is considered day-to-day, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Dowd definitely won't play Friday against Montreal, and at this point it's probably safe to assume that he won't be available for Saturday's matchup with Boston, either. However, if he somehow makes a swift recovery prior to that contest, the Capitals will undoubtedly release another update on his status. For now, the team will likely turn to its AHL affiliate for help up front.

November 14, 2019 12:52 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Suffers hand injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd is dealing with a hand injury suffered versus Philadelphia on Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Depending on the severity of the cut on Dowd's hand, he could be in danger of missing Friday's matchup with Montreal. The Alabama native is stuck in a seven-game goal drought and has put just six shots on goal over that stretch. Given his limited offensive upside, Dowd's potential absence is unlikely to affect the majority of fantasy owners.

November 5, 2019 12:40 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Available if needed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (lower body) will be available for Thursday's game against Florida, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

It isn't clear if coach Todd Reirden will insert Dowd into the lineup against the Panthers, but the 29-year-old will be available if needed. The 6-foot-2 forward has picked up three points while averaging 10:01 of ice time in 11 games this campaign.

November 5, 2019 06:28 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Resumes practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (lower body) was on the ice for Tuesday's practice, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Dowd has missed the last two games with the injury but stands a chance to be back in the lineup Thursday against the Panthers. The 29-year-old is expected to resume fourth-line duties upon his return and therefore possesses very limited fantasy value moving forward.

November 3, 2019 11:24 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Missing second straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (lower body) is still day-to-day and won't suit up in Sunday's home clash against the Flames, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Dowd participated at morning skate with a non-contact sweater, suggesting his return could be coming soon. It will be his second consecutive absence after he left Tuesday's game against Toronto with the injury. The 29-year-old's next chance to suit up will be Thursday, and coach Todd Reirden said Sunday that the team is hopeful Dowd can return to the lineup for the contest.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2015-16Los Angeles5000100001816
2016-17Los Angeles7061622-151020338369
2017-18Vancouver56314-101010202194
2018-19Washington6481422100030245227
2019-20Washington567815110310274277
251243963-3237010771083
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2015-16Los Angeles30.052:53742:142:192001
2016-17Los Angeles787.7871:541230109:304:11251010
2017-18Vancouver515.9590:018801:0463:29280014
2018-19Washington4717.0658:448620:46105:4520009
2019-20Washington5213.5606:528651:04139:2728019
23110.42780:243911114:38315:111031143
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2018-19Washington7101-100003526
7101-100003526
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2018-19Washington616.771:091150:0115:526003
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/195
Birthdate:
5/27/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Huntsville, AL
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:

NHL Experience: