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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
27-8-2 56
26-11-4 56
25-10-5 55
22-10-9 53
18-19-1 37
14-13-6 34
13-19-8 34
14-19-5 33

Top Capitals News

  • Capitals' Axel Jonsson-Fjallby: Sent to AHL affiliate

    Jonsson-Fjallby was demoted from the active roster to AHL Hershey on Friday.

    Jonsson-Fjallby logged 8:04 of ice time and delivered two hits in Thursday's game against Boston. He will return to the AHL after being elevated for one game in order to accommodate the return of Conor Sheary from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols.

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  • Capitals' Conor Sheary: Exits COVID-19 protocols

    Sheary departed the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Friday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Sheary was absent from the last four games while in the virus protocols. The 29-year-old has averaged 15:47 of ice time -- 2:33 during the power play -- and logged 19 points this season. He will be eligible to participate in Saturday's game against Ottawa.

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  • Capitals' Vitek Vanecek: Moving up depth chart

    Vanecek made 29 saves in a 4-3 loss to the Bruins on Thursday.

    Vanecek put up a strong performance, but he had some bad luck Thursday -- Jake DeBrusk fired a centering pass in the third that deflected off Evgeny Kuznetsov and through Vanecek's legs to put the Bruins up 3-2 midway through the third. It was the netminder's fourth appearance in his last five games, much to the chagrin of managers who have Ilya Samsonov on their bench.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Best production of NHL career

    Kuznetsov scored his 13th goal of the season in a 4-3 loss to the Bruins on Thursday.

    Kuznetsov gave the Caps a 1-0 lead early in the first with a wrister from the bottom of the left face-off circle. He's on a six-game, seven-point streak (two goals, five assists). More impressively, Kuznetsov hit the 40-point mark Thursday in just 38 games, the fastest pace of his nine-year NHL career.

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  • Capitals' Nick Jensen: Exits Thursday's game

    Jensen (upper body) won't return to Thursday's game versus the Bruins.

    The reason for Jensen's injury isn't known at this time. It's a big loss for the Capitals, who are already missing Dmitry Orlov (suspension) and John Carlson (COVID-19 protocols) on defense. If Jensen is forced to miss additional time, Dennis Cholowski would likely enter the lineup.

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  • Capitals' T.J. Oshie: Surfaces on IR

    Oshie (upper body) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 16 on Thursday.

    Now that he's on IR, Oshie will miss the Capitals' next two games at a minimum. Garnet Hathaway will likely continue to skate in a top-six role until Oshie, who's picked up 13 points through 18 contests this campaign, is ready to return.

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  • Capitals' Axel Jonsson-Fjallby: Added to active roster

    Jonsson-Fjallby was promoted from the taxi squad to the active roster Thursday.

    Jonsson-Fjallby is expected to draw into a third-line role and a spot on Washington's second power-play unit against the Bruins. He's picked up one helper through eight NHL appearances this season.

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  • Capitals' Vitek Vanecek: Between pipes Thursday

    Vanecek will tend the tine for Thursday's road tilt with Boston, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Vanecek will be appearing in his fourth game in the Caps' last five contests. With Ilya Samsonov having given up three or more goals in seven of his last eight contests, it appears Vanecek will be given the opportunity to at least claim a large share of the goaltending split, if not the outright starting job. At a minimum, fantasy players should probably be expecting the 26-year-old Vanecek to get more opportunities down the stretch.

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  • Capitals' Michael Sgarbossa: Drops to taxi squad

    Sgarbossa was assigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Sgarbossa has not played in the Capitals' last four games, instead serving as a healthy scratch. He'll move to the taxi squad to make room for defensemen Michal Kempny.

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  • Capitals' Michal Kempny: Rises to active roster

    Kempny was promoted to the active roster Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Kempny could be in the lineup Thursday versus the Bruins, as John Carlson (COVID-19 protocols) and Dmitry Orlov (suspension) won't be available. The 31-year-old Kempny has one assist, six hits and five blocked shots in three games for the Capitals this year.

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  • Capitals' Dmitry Orlov: Receives two-game suspension

    Orlov was suspended two games for kneeing the Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (lower body) on Wednesday.

    There was no penalty on the play, but Orlov will answer for his misdeed by missing games Thursday versus the Bruins and Saturday versus the Senators. He'll be eligible to return Monday against the Golden Knights. Matt Irwin will likely enter the lineup in place of Orlov.

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  • Capitals' Tom Wilson: Overtime hero Tuesday

    Wilson scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Jets.

    He has a well-rounded line overall, chipping in four shots, three hits, two PIM, one blocked shot and a plus-2 rating as well. Evgeny Kuznetsov did most of the hard work on the game-winner, charging the Winnipeg zone on a solo rush and sweeping behind the net, but Wilson followed up and parked himself in front of Connor Hellebuyck to take Kuznetsov's feed, and he banged home the puck on his second try. Wilson's got a three-game goal streak going, and on the season he has 12 tallies and 28 points in 36 contests.

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  • Capitals' Vitek Vanecek: Rallies for OT win

    Vanecek made 30 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Jets.

    It looked like Vanecek might be in for a long night, or maybe a very short one, when he got beaten twice in the first three minutes of the game, but the 26-year-old settled down and gave the Capitals a chance to come back, eventually being rewarded for his efforts when Tom Wilson banged home the OT winner. Vanecek has won four of his last five starts dating back to Dec. 11, and on the season he sports a 2.49 GAA and .911 save percentage.

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  • Capitals' Axel Jonsson-Fjallby: On taxi squad

    The Capitals recalled Jonsson-Fjallby from AHL Hershey to the taxi squad Wednesday.

    Jonsson-Fjallby recorded one assist in eight November games before being sent to Hershey. The winger could join Washington as a depth option if any of the Capitals' regular forwards become unavailable.

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  • Capitals' Dmitry Orlov: Set for hearing with league

    Orlov will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Wednesday for kneeing the Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (lower body).

    Orlov racked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's matchup with Winnipeg but now faces a potential suspension that could sideline him versus Boston on Thursday at least. With John Carlson's (COVID-19 protocols) availability in doubt, missing the 30-year-old Orlov would further stretch the Caps' blue line and would likely force Matt Irwin and Dennis Cholowski into bigger roles.

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  • Capitals' T.J. Oshie: Out again Tuesday

    Oshie (upper body) is not playing Tuesday against Winnipeg, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Oshie will miss his second straight game after suffering an injury against the Islanders on Saturday. His next chance to play will be Thursday against Boston, though the severity of his injury is still unknown.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 3.22
(10th)
2.71
(11th)
15.1
(30th)

Injuries

Player Injury
J. Carlson D John Carlson D Covid-19
T. Oshie RW T.J. Oshie RW Upper Body
A. Mantha RW Anthony Mantha RW Shoulder
N. Jensen D Nick Jensen D Upper Body

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