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Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

May 3, 2021 05:48 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was recalled from the taxi squad and will dress for Monday's contest against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Ilya Samsonov (coach's decision) will not be available Monday so Anderson will serve as the backup behind Vitek Vanecek. The veteran netminder has appeared in just one game since the beginning of March and will likely head back to the taxi squad after Monday's game.

April 16, 2021 11:52 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Returns to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was designated for the Capitals' taxi squad Friday.

Anderson made eight saves in relief of Vitek Vanecek during Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Sabres after being called up to the active roster in place of the injured Ilya Samsonov (upper body), but the 39-year-old is returning to his usual spot on the taxi squad. He's managed a 2.80 GAA and .881 save percentage behind a 1-1-0 record in three games with the Capitals this season.

April 15, 2021 11:16 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Makes relief appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson came off the bench in the second period and stopped all eight shots he faced in a 5-2 loss to Buffalo on Thursday.

Anderson, who was promoted to the active roster earlier in the day, relieved Vitek Vanecek at 13:23 of the second period with the Capitals trailing 4-2 and held the Sabres off the board. Buffalo's lone remaining goal came on an empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. Anderson was making just his third appearance of the season, and his first since Feb. 21. The 39-year-old owns an .853 save percentage in those three outings.

April 15, 2021 12:24 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Jumps to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will be promoted to Washington's active roster and serve as Vitek Vanecek's backup Thursday against the Sabres, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Ilya Samsonov is day-to-day with an upper-body issue, so Anderson will join the active roster for Thursday's contest.

February 28, 2021 12:36 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Shifts to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was designated for the taxi squad Sunday.

Ilya Samsonov was promoted to the active roster in a corresponding move. The 39-year-old Anderson will continue practicing and traveling with the team while Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek divvy up the starting duties.

February 23, 2021 11:48 AM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Set to back up Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will be promoted to the active roster and serve as Vitek Vanecek's backup for Tuesday's game versus Pittsburgh, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Ilya Samsonov is expected to be ready to return to NHL action in the near future, so Craig Anderson could find himself on Washington's taxi squad on a more permanent basis soon. The veteran netminder has gone 1-1-0 while posting a 3.61 GAA and a .853 save percentage through two appearances this season.

February 23, 2021 02:44 AM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Back on taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was sent to the taxi squad Monday, per CBS Sports.

Should Ilya Samsonov be ready to return to action Tuesday versus the Penguins, Anderson will likely remain on the taxi squad going forward. If Samsonov needs more time to get up to speed, expect Anderson to be promoted again to back up Vitek Vanecek.

February 21, 2021 06:24 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Grabs first win of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson stopped 23 shots in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Devils.

The veteran netminder found himself in a 2-0 hole early in the second period before the Caps offense, and particularly the team's power play, got rolling, but Anderson came up with some big saves down the stretch to secure his first victory of the season. It's still not clear when Ilya Samsonov will be ready to assume regular duties again, either in a timeshare with Vitek Vanecek or as the No. 1, so with Washington facing another back-to-back set against New Jersey at the end of February, Anderson could get another start before the month is out.

February 21, 2021 12:32 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Surprise start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will draw the home start for Sunday's matchup with New Jersey.

The 39-year-old has been filling as the backup behind Vitek Vanecek as Ilya Samsonov continues his conditioning stint in the AHL, but Anderson will get his first start of the season. Anderson has just one appearance this year, as he has a 0-1-0 record, while stopping just six of eight shots he's faced. The veteran will draw a solid matchup against a Devils offense that ranks 20th in the league in goals per contest this campaign (2.75).

February 20, 2021 10:48 AM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Up to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson has been promoted to Washington's active roster and will serve as Vitek Vanecek's backup Saturday against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Anderson will likely return to the taxi squad ahead of Sunday's game in order to make room for Ilya Samsonov on the Capitals' active roster.

February 19, 2021 10:48 AM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Shuffles to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was reassigned to Washington's taxi squad Friday.

Ilya Samsonov was promoted to the active roster in a corresponding move, so Anderson is likely in for an extended stay on the taxi squad. The veteran backstop has made one appearance with the Capitals this season, surrendering two goals on eight shots after replacing Vitek Vanecek in the second period of a 7-4 loss to the Flyers on Feb. 7.

February 18, 2021 08:08 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Back on active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was promoted to the active roster Thursday, per CBS Sports.

Anderson will again serve as backup to Vitek Vanecek for Thursday's game versus the Sabres.

February 17, 2021 09:20 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Shifts to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was designated for the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

Anderson could remain with the taxi squad for the foreseeable future, as Ilya Samsonov -- who will return from a conditioning stint with AHL Hershey soon -- and Vitek Vanecek should take a bulk of the starts. The 39-year-old has made one appearance this season, letting up two goals on eight shots.

February 16, 2021 08:04 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Up to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was promoted from the taxi squad to the active roster Tuesday.

As expected, Anderson is on the active roster as Vitek Vanecek's backup for Tuesday's game in Pittsburgh.

February 16, 2021 03:00 AM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Shuffles to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was reassigned to the taxi squad Monday, per CBS Sports.

Anderson will continue to switch between the taxi squad and the active roster until Ilya Samsonov is ready to join the big club after a conditioning stint with AHL Hershey. In a corresponding move Monday, Zach Fucale ascended to the active roster.

February 14, 2021 10:52 AM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Bumps to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was activated from the taxi squad Saturday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

Ilya Samsonov was assigned to AHL Hershey for conditioning purposes Sunday. In turn, either Vitek Vanecek or Craig Anderson will start in Sunday's game versus the Penguins. Anderson has made just one appearance this year, stopping six of eight shots in a relief appearance Feb. 7.

February 10, 2021 03:48 AM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Shuffles to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was assigned to Washington's taxi squad Tuesday, per CBS.

Anderson will likely be back on the active roster ahead of Sunday's matchup with Pittsburgh.

February 7, 2021 03:44 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Takes loss in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson stopped six of eight shots Sunday after replacing Vitek Vanecek late in the second period of Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Flyers.

Philly's final goal was scored into an empty net, and Anderson got stuck with the loss after Nicklas Backstrom tied the game at 4-4 soon after the netminder entered the game. It was the 39-year-old's first action of the season, and Anderson didn't do much to suggest he can help take some of the load off Vanecek's shoulders while Ilya Samsonov (COVID-19) remains sidelined.

February 7, 2021 03:48 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Recalled Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was added to the active roster and is expected to back up in Sunday's game against Philadelphia, CBS Sports reports.

Anderson continues to shuffle between the active roster and taxi squad to save cap space for the Capitals. Anderson will back up behind Vitek Vanecek, with Zach Fucale not dressing Sunday.

February 6, 2021 02:24 PM
Capitals' Craig Anderson: Back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was assigned to Washington's taxi squad Friday, per CBS.

Anderson was replaced by fellow netminder Zach Fucale on the active roster, but it wouldn't be surprising to see that duo trade places once again ahead of Sunday's game versus Philadelphia.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLOTLGASVSA
04/15vs BUFL 2-5088
02/21vs NJW 4-3132326
02/07vs PHIL 4-71268
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPWLOTLMINSGASOGAASSPCTAPIM
2020-21WAS3110107502.80370.8800
2019-20OTT3411172184510003.259180.9010
2018-19OTT5017274278516323.5115130.9020
2017-18OTT5823256325118023.3215880.9002
2016-17OTT402511424219252.2811550.9310
2015-16OTT6031235347716142.7817540.9220
2014-15OTT351413820938732.4910470.9204
2013-14OTT5325168300015043.0015300.9112
2012-13OTT24129214214031.696370.9400
2011-12OTT6333226349216532.8417520.9144
2010-11COL-OTT5124204286513522.8314110.9114
2009-10COL7138257423518672.6420470.92316
2008-09FLA31157516367432.719030.9212
2007-08FLA178619353522.255000.9412
2006-07FLA5111217802.211080.9300
2005-06BOS-STL-CHI29612415538613.326710.89114
2003-04CHI21614012055712.845450.9104
2002-03CHI60322701804.001070.8600
Total65129025271368091742422.84182230.911854
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/186
Birthdate:
05/21/1981
Age:
39
Hometown:
Park Ridge, IL
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:

NHL Experience:
17
Awards:

2016-17: Masterton-Perserverance