Anderson (undisclosed) is expected to be available for Game 4 versus the Bruins on Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Head coach Peter Laviolette seemed more concerned with the status of Vitek Vanecek (lower body) than that of Anderson, who didn't dress Wednesday. While Anderson is considered healthy for Friday, Ilya Samsonov still seems like the more likely option to get the start. Anderson will likely return to a backup role, bumping Pheonix Copley out of the equation again.
Anderson (undisclosed) won't be in uniform for Wednesday's game against Boston, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Anderson will get the night off due to what the team specified as "body maintenance." The 39-year-old filled in admirablly for Vitek Vanecek (lower body) after he was injured in Game 1, stopping 65 of 70 shots in the past two games. With Anderson sidelined, Ilya Samsonov (undisclosed) will start, and Pheonix Copley will handle backup duties for Game 3.
Anderson turned aside 44 of 48 shots Monday in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Bruins in Game 2.
Anderson, who was making his first playoff start since the 2016-17 season, got caught being too aggressive on Jake DeBrusk's goal that opened the scoring 5:05 into the game, and he was overpowered by a Patrice Bergeron wrister from the slot just over four minutes later. But Anderson settled in nicely the rest of the way and actually led 3-2 in the final frame before Taylor Hall stuffed home a loose puck with just under three minutes left in regulation. The 39-year-old Anderson would be back between the pipes for Game 3 on Wednesday if both Ilya Samsonov (COVID-19 protocol) and Vitek Vanecek (lower body) remain sidelined.
Anderson was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating that he'll patrol the home crease in Monday's Game 2 against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of the Washington Post reports.
Anderson turned aside 21 of 22 shots in relief of Vitek Vanecek (lower body) to secure a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 1. Vanecek is labeled as day-to-day while Ilya Samsonov's still getting up to speed after coming off the COVID-19 list, leaving Anderson as the top option in the Capitals' net for the time being. This could end up being Anderson's lone start of the postseason if one of the alternatives heals up, as the 39-year-old goalie started just two games throughout the regular season.
Anderson made 21 saves on 22 shots in relief of Vitek Vanecek (lower body) in a 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins in Saturday's Game 1.
Anderson entered the game at 13:10 of the first period after Vanecek was hurt on the Bruins' first goal. The 39-year-old Anderson performed admirably -- the only goal he surrendered was a Nick Ritchie power-play tally in the second period. Anderson made four appearances in the regular season, posting a .915 save percentage with six goals allowed on 71 shots. With Vanecek and Ilya Samsonov, who was activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol earlier Saturday, both questionable ahead of Monday's Game 2, Anderson could be in line for at least one start.
Anderson made 28 saves in a 2-1 overtime win over Philadelphia on Saturday.
It was a strong performance for the soon-to-be 40-year-old, in what could turn out to be the last action of Anderson's NHL career. His mates tied the game while he was pulled and then Anderson stood tall in OT. This was just his second start this season and fourth appearance, and he's now 2-1. Anderson will remain with the Caps while Ilya Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) remains sidelined, but expect him to work with the taxi squad through the postseason.
Anderson will get the start at home Saturday against the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Anderson backed up Vitek Vanecek during Friday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers --filling the void while Ilya Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) remains sidelined -- and will get his first start since Feb. 21 in Washington's penultimate game of the season. The 39-year-old has posted a 2.80 GAA and .881 save percentage behind a 1-1-0 record in three starts this season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/17||vs BOS||L 3-4 (OT)||1||4||44||48|
|05/15||vs BOS||W 3-2 (OT)||1||1||21||22|
|05/08||vs PHI||W 2-1 (OT)||1||1||28||29|
|04/15||vs BUF||L 2-5||0||8||8|
|02/21||vs NJ||W 4-3||1||3||23||26|
|02/07||vs PHI||L 4-7||1||2||6||8|
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