Djoos was waived by the Capitals on Monday
Djoos had a tenuous grasp on a roster spot given his cap hit and the organizational depth at his position and it appears the Capitals are willing to risk exposing him to another team to gain needed cap flexibility prior to opening night on Oct. 2. The 25-year-old already has a Stanley Cup win on his resume, so it wouldn't be shocking if he latches on with another club, although his fantasy upside remains extremely limited unless he can garner a more prominent role than he has had thus far in his NHL career.
Djoos was given a one-year, $1.25 million contract with Washington on Wednesday following the independent arbitrator ruling.
Djoos was limited to just 45 games last season and was a healthy scratch for the Caps final four postseason contests. The 24-year-old Djoos will be in a position battle with Jonas Siegenthaler during camp for the final opening on the blue line, though the two could split the role throughout the 2019-20 campaign. Without a permanent spot in the lineup, Djoos will provide low-end fantasy value.
Djoos filed for arbitration ahead of Friday's deadline.
Djoos collected 10 points in 45 games with the Capitals last season. The third-pairing blueliner is coming off an entry-level deal that paid him $750,000 in 2018-19, so one should expect a slight raise for Djoos on his next deal.
Djoos will likely be extended a qualifying offer by the Capitals ahead of Tuesday's deadline, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
With the retirement of Brooks Orpik on Tuesday, the Capitals will likely wish to keep Djoos in the fold for at least another season. The 24-year-old defender posted a goal and 10 points in 45 games during the 2018-19 season.
Djoos tallied an assist while logging 17:18 of ice time during Thursday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.
Djoos picked up his second assist in four games since being pressed into service following the injury to Michal Kempny (leg). The 24-year-old is likely to be penciled in for a regular role now that Kempny is injured, but his ice time is likely to vary as Washington sorts out its blue line heading into the playoffs, so his fantasy outlook remains fairly murky for the balance of the 2018-19 season.
Djoos will be in the lineup Tuesday against the Devils, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Djoos has been a healthy scratch since Nick Jensen was acquired before the trade deadline but will spell Brooks Orpik for a night as Washington looks to get back on track following a 6-3 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. With just one goal and seven points in 36 games, the 24-year-old defender holds very little fantasy value unless he can garner more consistent ice time.
Djoos made his return to the lineup against Florida on Saturday and registered two shots, two PIM and a plus-1 rating.
Djoos logged just 10:53 of ice time, but was still able to make an impact on the game. As the blueliner continues to get back up to game speed, he should see more action, though his ceiling is likely in the 15-minute range, which gives him low-end fantasy value.
Per the NHL media site, Djoos (thigh) has been activated from injured reserve. He's also among the expected pairings for Saturday's game against the Panthers, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Djoos' thigh issue kept him sidelined for nearly two months, so he may need to readjust to the pace of play out of the gate. He did take part in some AHL action to get back into game shape, logging two games with Hershey. While the 24-year-old Swede owns a plus-6 rating on the year, he's collected just four assists through 28 games, leaving him off the majority of fantasy radars.
The Capitals summoned Djoos (thigh) from his conditioning stint with AHL Hershey on Friday.
Djoos is a candidate to return from his thigh issue Saturday. The team has yet to officially confirm his presence in the lineup, however, so it's worth holding off on lineup expectations until that surfaces.
Djoos (thigh) is a candidate to retake the ice Saturday against the Avalanche, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Djoos joined AHL Hershey on Feb. 3 for a conditioning stint following a nearly two-month-long absence. Even if he retakes his spot among the pairings against the Panthers, Djoos, who owns just four assists through 28 games this year, shouldn't factor into many fantasy leagues.
Djoos (thigh) was assigned to AHL Hershey for a conditioning stint, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Djoos hasn't played since Dec. 11 after undergoing thigh surgery, so he'll need to get work in the minors before thrusting back into action with the Capitals. According to Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post, coach Todd Reirden said Djoos will play Sunday and Wednesday in Hershey before coming back to the Capitals, and his first chance to play with the big club will be Thursday versus the Avalanche. Khurshudyan notes the team will need to make a cut and clear some cap space before Djoos is activated from long-term injured reserve.
Djoos (thigh) has been cleared for full contact, but he remains without a timetable for return, Brian McNally of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Djoos could be bound for a conditioning stint with AHL Hershey, but a decision on that hasn't been made. The blueliner collected just four assists through 28 games prior to his injury, so his eventual return is unlikely to make waves in many fantasy formats.
Djoos (thigh) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Djoos has missed the last 20 games following surgery to repair compartment syndrome in his leg, but the 24-year-old may be close to returning to the lineup. While the Capitals need all the help they can get on the blue line, having dropped seven games in a row, the Swedish defender will once again be competing with the likes of Madison Bowey and Jonas Siegenthaler for regular ice time, so his fantasy value remains very limited.
Djoos (thigh) took the morning skate ahead of Tuesday's home game against the Sharks, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Djoos was sporting a non-contact jersey so his return is still not imminent as he recovers from surgery for compartment syndrome in his left thigh. The 24-year-old defenseman will benefit from the upcoming All-Star break; however, the emergence of Jonas Siegenthaler could complicate his prospects for regular ice time once he's ready for action.
Djoos (thigh) skated by himself before Washington's practice Sunday morning, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Djoos is back on the ice exactly one month after undergoing surgery on his left thigh. It's unclear where the Swede is in his recovery, but it's a good sign that he's getting on-ice workouts again. Until he starts working with contact in practice, however, he can't be considered close to a return.
Djoos (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Djoos (lower body) had surgery Thursday and will miss an extended period of time. The team has yet to establish a timeline for the 24-year-old's return, but don't expect him back anytime soon. His absence means little considering he's tallied just four assists in 28 games.
Djoos is out indefinitely after surgery was performed on his left thigh Thursday.
Djoos remains on the active roster, but typically players without a definitive timetable for their return wind up on injured reserve. Rookie blueliner Jonas Siegenthaler, who was called up from AHL Hershey on Monday, should be a mainstay at the top level while Djoos is in recovery mode.
Djoos will miss Wednesday's practice session due to a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day.
Djoos logged 16:23 of ice time versus Detroit on Tuesday, over three minutes more than his season average (13:13), so it's not immediately clear when he picked up his injury. The Caps aren't back in action until Friday's clash with Carolina, so the defenseman has some time to get healthy. In the event he can't play, Jonas Siegenthaler would likely slot into the lineup -- depending on the healthy of Brooks Orpik (knee) who appears to be nearing a return.
Djoos has no points, a plus-5 rating and 11 shots in his last 10 games.
It looks like Djoos is the latest victim of the "sophomore slump" phenomenon, with just two helpers, a plus-4 rating and 13 shots on the season. With plenty of defensive prospects champing at the bit for playing time, the 24-year-old Swede is reliable enough in his own zone to stick around as a depth defenseman, but Djoos will need to become a more consistent offensive producer if he is to hang on to an everyday role in the NHL. He is not much of a fantasy asset in any format at this time.
Djoos notched an assist and two penalty minutes while logging 12:15 of ice time during Friday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Panthers.
Djoos is on pace to best his 14-point rookie campaign but will need more productive nights to ward off a challenge from Madison Bowey for his ice time. Fixed on the third pairing with Brooks Orpik and garnering little power-play time, the sophomore blueliner has yet to carve out much fantasy value for himself.
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