Raffl registered a goal on four shots and dished out three hits Tuesday in a 2-1 win over Boston.
Raffl potted the game-winner with 1.8 seconds left in the third period, roofing a shot past Boston netminder Jeremy Swayman from a near-impossible angle along the goal line. It was Raffl's first goal in 10 games since being acquired from Philadelphia at the trade deadline. The 32-year-old had entered the regular-season finale with just two assists as a Capital.
Raffl picked up two assists in Monday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.
The Caps needed some lesser lights to step up with the forward ranks thinned for various reasons, and Raffl responded with his first points in six games for the team. Between Washington and Philly this season, the 32-year-old has three goals and 10 points through 40 contests.
Raffl (upper body) is on track to make his Capitals debut Thursday against the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Raffl is expected to skate on Washington's third line versus the Isles. The veteran winger notched eight points in 34 games with Philadelphia before being dealt to the Capitals at the trade deadline.
Head coach Peter Laviolette indicated Raffl (upper body) was cleared to resume taking contact, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Laviolette went on to suggest that Raffl was an option for Thursday's showdown against the Islanders, but a return date has not been finalized. The 32-year-old is expected to serve in a depth role after being acquired from the Flyers at the trade deadline, and his fantasy upside remains fairly limited as a result.
Raffl (upper body) is on the ice in a non-contact jersey for Tuesday's morning skate, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Raffl's clearly making progress in his recovery, but his Capitals debut nonetheless doesn't appear to be imminent. Another update on the veteran winger should surface once he's cleared for contact.
Raffl (upper body) has yet to resume skating, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Raffl will need to get into a few practices with his new club before making his Capitals debut, so until that happens, he can be considered out indefinitely. The 32-year-old winger picked up eight points in 34 games with the Flyers before being traded to Washington on Monday.
Raffl (undisclosed) will not be available for Thursday's match against the Sabres, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Raffl will need to wait until at least April 17 to make his debut with the Capitals after being shipped to Washington prior to Monday's trade deadline. The 32-year-old forward notched three goals and eight points in 34 games with the Flyers prior to being traded and is expected to serve a depth role with Washington once he's fit to return to action.
Raffl is dealing with an undisclosed injury and won't play Tuesday against the Flyers, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Raffl's injury isn't believed to be overly serious, but at this point it isn't clear when he might be ready to make his Capitals debut. The 32-year-old forward picked up eight points in 34 games with the Flyers before being traded to Washington on Monday.
Raffl will not be ready to join the Capitals for Tuesday's game against the Flyers, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Raffl was acquired from Philadelphia on Monday but won't get a chance to face his former team just yet. The 32-year-old could be ready for Thursday's tilt with Buffalo.
The Capitals acquired Raffl via trade from the Flyers for a fifth-round draft pick Monday, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Raffl signed with the Flyers as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and he has collected 150 points across 504 career NHL games, including eight points this season. The 32-year-old will mainly serve as depth for the Capitals during their playoff push. His first chance to make his Capitals debut is when the Flyers come to town Tuesday.
Raffl (hand) will play in Monday's game against the Rangers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The swelling in Raffl's right hand has subsided, so the 32-year-old will return to the lineup after a four-game absence. He'll flank Oskar Lindblom on the fourth line. Raffl has generated seven points through 21 games this year.
Raffl (hand) practiced with the team Sunday and should play in Monday's game versus the Rangers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Raffl still needs to officially gain clearance after missing the last four games due to a swollen right hand that he suffered blocking a shot March 6. The 32-year-old has generated three goals and seven points through the first 21 games. He typically serves in a bottom-six role.
Raffl (hand) won't play Tuesday against Buffalo, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Raffl will miss a second straight game Tuesday and remains without a definite timetable for his return. Another update on the 32-year-old winger, who's tallied seven points in 21 contests this season, should surface once he's deemed fit to play.
Raffl (hand) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Raffl logged just 6:16 of ice time in Saturday's loss to the Penguins, and he'll miss his first game of the year Sunday. Connor Bunnaman was activated and will play on the fourth line in Raffl's place.
Raffl scored a goal on his only shot in Sunday's 3-0 win over Buffalo.
Immediately after winning an offensive-zone faceoff, Raffl went straight to the net to deflect a Robert Hagg point shot, extending the Flyers' lead to 2-0 just 1:37 into the second period. It ended a nine-game goal skid for Raffl, who last found the back of the net Jan. 28 against the Devils. The 32-year-old has contributed three goals and four assists through 18 games in a bottom-six role.
Raffl is listed on the Flyers' training camp roster, indicating his loan with Villacher SV of Austria's ICE Hockey League is over, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Raffl was always expected to be recalled prior to training camp, and this makes it official. He had 20 points in 58 games last season and should be expected to compete for a bottom-six role in 2020-21.
The Flyers have loaned Raffl (ankle) to Villacher SV of Austria's ICE Hockey League.
Raffl played through an ankle injury toward the end of Philadelphia's playoff run, but the fact that he's being loaned to Villacher SV suggests he's fully recovered from that issue. He'll be recalled ahead of the Flyers' training camp, but at this point there's no telling when that might be. The 31-year-old winger picked up eight goals and 12 assists in 58 games with the Flyers last season.
Raffl is recovering from a high ankle sprain, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Raffl came back and played in the final two games of Philadelphia's second-round series against the Islanders, so although he's obviously not 100 percent healthy, there's no reason to believe he won't be fully recovered in time for next season's training camp. The 31-year-old winger notched 20 points in 58 regular-season contests before adding four goals and a helper in nine postseason matches in 2019-20.
Raffl scored a goal on three shots and was plus-3 with five hits in Thursday's 5-4 double-overtime win over the Islanders in Game 6.
Raffl's rebound goal with 6:39 left in the second period tied the game at 3-3. It was the first point of the series and fourth goal of the playoffs for the 31-year-old, who patrolled the left wing on Philadelphia's fourth line with Nate Thompson and Nicolas Aube-Kubel.
Raffl scored a goal and doled out five hits in Friday's 3-2 win over the Canadiens in Game 6.
Raffl restored a two-goal lead for the Flyers at 4:26 of the second period. Nick Suzuki got the Canadiens' within one in short order, but Raffl's goal would stand as the game-winner. In four appearances during the series, the 31-year-old forward had two goals, 12 hits and a plus-1 rating. He's at four points through five postseason outings overall.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/11||vs BOS||W 2-1||1||0||1||+1||16:13|
|05/08||vs PHI||W 2-1 (OT)||0||0||0||0||16:42|
|05/07||vs PHI||L 2-4||0||0||0||0||13:11|
|05/05||@ NYR||W 4-2||0||0||0||-1||18:34|
|05/03||@ NYR||W 6-3||0||2||2||+2||15:35|
|05/01||vs PIT||L 0-3||0||0||0||-1||15:02|
|04/29||vs PIT||L 4-5 (OT)||0||0||0||0||12:59|
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