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Player Updates

May 7, 2016 07:10 PM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Will play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards (illness) took part in warmups and will play in Saturday's game against the Penguins.

Richards missed Friday's practice with an illness, but the ailment will not prevent him from taking the ice in Washington's do-or-die matchup with Pittsburgh. He will center the Capitals' fourth line.

May 6, 2016 12:08 PM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Held out of practice Friday with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards is dealing with an illness and missed Friday's practice as a result, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

It's too early to tell if Richards will be available for Saturday's Game 5 against the Penguins, but the next morning skate should help us shed light on the situation. Either way, this isn't likely to cause a stir in fantasy circles as the veteran has yet to record a single point in the playoffs.

March 23, 2016 10:11 PM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Pots goal Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards scored a goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Ottawa.

Richards opened the scoring early in the first period with his second goal of the season after being joining the Capitals in early January. With limited minutes and power-play time, the two-time Stanley Cup winner is of tremendous value to the Capitals for his defensive abilities, but doesn't produce enough offense to warrant fantasy relevance outside of deeper leagues.

February 24, 2016 02:20 PM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Criminal charge from summer arrest stayed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The drug charge against Richards was stayed in court Wednesday, the Winnipeg Sun reports.

Richards was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance while trying to cross into Canada last June, but with the charges now stayed by the judge, the 31-year-old center is closer to being in the clear. However, charges can still technically be brought back within one year (although it's rare for that to occur), so he's not completely out of the woods in terms of criminal liability . The two-time Stanley Cup winning center has just one goal in 15 games this season, but with the legal picture clearing up, he could draw some interest if he hits unrestricted free agency this summer.

February 23, 2016 08:51 AM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Finally scores in Caps sweater
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards found the back of the net Monday in a 3-2 win over the Coyotes.

This was Richards' first point as a member of the Caps in 15 games. He's a two-time Stanley Cup winner playing for the best team in the league but Richards is only averaging 12:10 of ice time this campaign, and is well past his prime when he was a Flyer and went through a stretch of 283 points in 315 games between 2007-11.

February 11, 2016 07:51 PM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Will play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards (undisclosed) will play in Thursday's game against the Wild, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

Richards skipped Wednesday's practice due to what was described as a maintenance day, but his presence among the forward ranks (fourth line center) during warmups indicates he'll be good to go Thursday. He's yet to notch a point in nine NHL contests this season, averaging just 12:28 of ice time, so it's best to temper any expectations for the veteran.

February 11, 2016 01:21 PM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Questionable for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Barry Trotz said Richards (undisclosed) is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Wild, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

Richards (undisclosed) was absent from Wednesday's practice with what was described at the time as a maintenance day for the defensive specialist. His presence at the optional morning skate casts some doubt as to his availability, so fantasy owners might want to have a contingency plan in case he can't take the ice tonight. Stanislav Galiev would draw into the lineup should Richards be unable to go.

January 27, 2016 01:59 PM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Court appearance adjourned until late-February
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards' trial in Manitoba will not begin until Feb. 25, the Canadian Press reports.

Richards was set to be tried on charges of possession of a controlled substance when he tried to enter Canada on June 17. The prosecutors are currently waiting on the results of an investigation requested by Richards' legal counsel. The ongoing legal issues continue to linger, but for now Richards appears to be adjusting to the rigors of the NHL grind and is likely to be a permanent fixture in the Capitals' lineup from here on, although his lack of offensive opportunity given him little fantasy value at the moment. He has no points in three games since signing up with Washington.

January 17, 2016 02:26 AM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Skates 13 minutes in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards made his season debut Saturday in Washington's 4-1 loss to Buffalo. He fired one shot and laid five hits in the loss.

He won five-of-11 face-offs and didn't embarrass himself out there. We're not ready to speculate on Richards' go-forward role with the Capitals, but suffice to say he should deliver some quality bottom-six minutes for the team. It may take a little time for him to settle into an offensive routine, so let someone else take the bait right now.

January 16, 2016 12:24 PM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Will make season debut Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards took line rushes for Saturday's pre-game skate and is expected to play against the Sabres, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports.

Richards, signed by the Capitals on Jan. 6, has been improving in recent practices and head coach Barry Trotz appears ready to let him play. While the progress is reassuring, the Capitals have indicated they will be very pragmatic regarding Richards and a conditioning stint with AHL Hershey still looms as a possibility. It is hard to gauge Richards' fantasy value for the rest of the season although it does not appear at this time that he will crack Washington's potent top-six assuming everyone is healthy. Keep an eye on his progress, but it's hard to recommend picking him up in standard formats at this time, at least until his role becomes clearer.

January 12, 2016 12:36 PM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Barry Trotz said Richards will not play Thursday against the Canucks, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

Trotz said he would like to get Richards into the lineup before the All-Star game, which would put Richards' debut with the Capitals on or before the Jan.27 match against the Flyers if the timetable holds. It is also possible Richards will be sent down to AHL Hershey for a conditioning stint, as the 30-year-old forward has not played any meaningful hockey since April. In any case, Richards could be in the lineup in the not-too-distant future, so if you're considering rolling the dice on him deeper leagues, stay tuned.

January 6, 2016 05:26 PM
Capitals' Mike Richards: Signs one-year deal with Capitals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards signed a pro-rated, one-year, $1 million contract with the Capitals on Wednesday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

Richards is expected to make about $500,000 as a result of the signing. The 30-year-old forward notched 16 points over 53 games last season, but hasn't seen any action this season after becoming an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. While he should provide some depth among the forward ranks, it's unclear exactly where the veteran will fit into the Capitals' lines moving forward.

November 12, 2015 09:01 PM
Mike Richards: Skating with former junior team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards is back on the ice, skating with his former junior squad in Kitchener, and looking to get back to the NHL, reports Josh Brown of the Waterloo Region Record. He is an unrestricted free agent after coming to a settlement with the Kings after they terminated him following his arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

He indicated that several teams have asked about him, but wouldn't reveal which ones. "I don't think it's about having anything to prove but more that burning desire to continue to have success," he said. Richards also avoided conversation about his brush with the law this past summer and instead focused on the future. "You can't do anything about it now but push forward and look toward the future and try to learn from your mistakes," he added. The two-time Stanley Cup winner has lost a big chunk of his game, but could still provide spot-start value should he claw his way back to a middle-six role with an NHL team.

October 9, 2015 05:53 PM
Mike Richards reaches settlement on terminated contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mike Richards reached a settlement with the Kings on the forward's terminated contract Friday, Josh Cooper of Yahoo! Sports reports.

The Kings terminated Richards' contract on June 29, citing a "material breach" of terms. By terminating the contract, the Kings were initially on the hook for a cap hit of $1.32 million per year for the next five years. After reaching a settlement with Richards on Friday, LA will now reportedly be on the hook for a much lighter cap hit every year until 2031. Richards is now officially an unrestricted free agent, but it remains to be seen if any NHL club will roll the dice on the troubled forward.

June 1, 2015 03:22 PM
Richards logged 11:41 of ice time Monday in his first game since being recalled from the AHL.Richards figures to slot into a checking role with the Kings when he's in the lineup and doesn't figure to make much of an impact as a result.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards logged 11:41 of ice time Monday in his first game since being recalled from the AHL.Richards figures to slot into a checking role with the Kings when he's in the lineup and doesn't figure to make much of an impact as a result.

June 1, 2015 03:25 PM
Richards was recalled from AHL Manchester on Sunday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.Richards accumulated 14 points in 16 games with AHL Manchester, earning a recall with the Kings. He will provide depth among the forward ranks while Jarret Stoll sits with a suspected concussion. It's unclear how long his run with the team will last, but a strong performance could make the decision tougher.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards was recalled from AHL Manchester on Sunday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.Richards accumulated 14 points in 16 games with AHL Manchester, earning a recall with the Kings. He will provide depth among the forward ranks while Jarret Stoll sits with a suspected concussion. It's unclear how long his run with the team will last, but a strong performance could make the decision tougher.

June 1, 2015 04:25 PM
Richards cleared waivers on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reports.In the absence of a trade, Richards -- who carries a salary cap hit of $5.75 million for the next five seasons -- thus appears on track to head to AHL Manchester to work on his game.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards cleared waivers on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reports.In the absence of a trade, Richards -- who carries a salary cap hit of $5.75 million for the next five seasons -- thus appears on track to head to AHL Manchester to work on his game.

June 1, 2015 04:30 PM
The Kings have placed Richards on waivers, TSN.ca reports.Other NHL teams have 24 hours in which to place a claim on Richards, who carries a salary cap hit of $5.75 million for the next seasons. Per the report, if Richards -- who has recorded 15 points in 47 games for the Kings to date -- goes unclaimed, he would then be assigned to AHL Manchester.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Kings have placed Richards on waivers, TSN.ca reports.Other NHL teams have 24 hours in which to place a claim on Richards, who carries a salary cap hit of $5.75 million for the next seasons. Per the report, if Richards -- who has recorded 15 points in 47 games for the Kings to date -- goes unclaimed, he would then be assigned to AHL Manchester.

June 1, 2015 04:52 PM
Richards has just four assists and no goals in his last 17 games.Richards had a modest four goals in the first 23 games this season but has seen his production dry up as his shooting percentage has normalized and his ice time has dropped.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards has just four assists and no goals in his last 17 games.Richards had a modest four goals in the first 23 games this season but has seen his production dry up as his shooting percentage has normalized and his ice time has dropped.

June 2, 2015 05:10 AM
Richards tallied his first game-winning goal of the season in Wednesday's victory over the Wild.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Richards tallied his first game-winning goal of the season in Wednesday's victory over the Wild.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2005-06Philadelphia7911233461310418496
2006-07Philadelphia59102232-121430467511
2007-08Philadelphia73284775148560698683
2008-09Philadelphia79305080228740813847
2009-10Philadelphia82313162-213130696677
2010-11Philadelphia81234366115340606610
2011-12Los Angeles7418264433410539528
2012-13Los Angeles48122032-86030216225
2013-14Los Angeles82113041-64130489418
2014-15Los Angeles5351116-101010289304
2015-16Washington39235-20010235240
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MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2005-06Philadelphia1686.51214:551733140:42199:52655020
2006-07Philadelphia1307.71051:15140986:26197:59524016
2007-08Philadelphia21213.21569:501866359:42237:41764123
2008-09Philadelphia23812.61717:062140267:49253:27635019
2009-10Philadelphia23713.11674:192165269:13176:52795122
2010-11Philadelphia18412.51529:242062238:36173:31622025
2011-12Los Angeles17110.51397:361830230:19151:13713122
2012-13Los Angeles8214.6784:561100125:5062:14422110
2013-14Los Angeles1577.01392:101917234:25128:21280014
2014-15Los Angeles637.9708:2396666:3939:00391112
2015-16Washington464.3474:506782:1788:268004
168810.713514:44178662021:581708:36585315187
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2005-06Philadelphia6011-500003325
2007-08Philadelphia17771401200163143
2008-09Philadelphia6145-410005570
2009-10Philadelphia2371623-12110216240
2010-11Philadelphia11167-110006185
2011-12Los Angeles204111512010168169
2012-13Los Angeles15391251000102101
2013-14Los Angeles263710-60010180154
2015-16Washington12000000006166
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MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2005-06Philadelphia90.094:051321:5324:110000
2007-08Philadelphia5313.2355:4045870:1145:5210005
2008-09Philadelphia214.8137:4517023:5916:466003
2009-10Philadelphia5911.9500:1773487:3957:0918009
2010-11Philadelphia432.3212:3229542:3022:1515105
2011-12Los Angeles419.8390:1555179:5543:0717106
2012-13Los Angeles2313.0287:1141538:2624:198004
2013-14Los Angeles437.0404:0862144:2940:3017105
2015-16Washington90.0135:032000:5227:084002
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/196
Birthdate:
2/11/1985
Age:
34
Hometown:
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:

NHL Experience:
10