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Capitals' Dylan Strome: Signs five-year extension
Strome signed a five-year, $25 million contract extension Friday.
Strome was slated to be an RFA at the end of the season as he signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Capitals in July. The 25-year-old center is on pace for his best season in his career, as he has 11 goals and 36 points in 52 games. Strome has been a force on the power play in 2022-23 with three goals and 14 points thus far.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Returned to AHL affiliate
Protas was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Wednesday.
Protas will presumably remain in the minors through the NHL's All-Star break. He's picked up 10 points through 42 top-level appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Garnet Hathaway: Scores in win
Hathaway scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Blue Jackets.
Hathaway opened the scoring five minutes into the first period on Tuesday, deflecting a Lars Eller shot past Joonas Korpisalo. The goal snapped a six-game scoring drought for Hathaway. The 31-year-old winger has eight goals, seven assists, and 182 hits while playing a bottom-six role in Washington.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Trevor van Riemsdyk: Scores twice in win
Van Riemsdyk scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 4- victory over the Blue Jackets.
Van Riemsdyk's first goal came on a long-range wrist shot that snuck through traffic and past Joonas Korpisalo in the first period, extending Washington's lead to 2-0. He'd add another tally in the second, working his way to the front of the net before burying a feed from Evgeny Kuznetsov. The two-goal game was certainly unexpected, as van Riemsdyk hadn't scored in his previous 19 contests. The veteran blueliner will head into the All-Star break with 14 points (six goals, eight assists), three shy of his career high of 17 that he set last season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Nets OT winner
Kuznetsov tallied two points, including the winning goal, in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Blue Jackets.
Kuznetsov set up Trevor van Riemsdyk's goal in the second period before scoring the winner in overtime, beating Joonas Korpisalo with a wrist shot from the circle. The goal was Kuznetsov's first in 14 games, with his last tally coming on Dec. 29. The 30-year-old center now has seven goals and 36 assists through 52 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Wins in OT
Lindgren stopped 31 of 34 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Blue Jackets.
The Blue Jackets would tie the game in the third period on Johnny Gaudreau's goal, but Lindgren and the Capitals would hang on to win the game on Evgeny Kuznetsov's tally in overtime. It's Lindgren's first win since Dec. 31. He'd been 0-2-0 with a .845 save percentage in his last four appearances. The 29-year-old Lindgren improves to 12-6-2 with a .907 save percentage and a 2.67 GAA on the season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Tending twine Tuesday
Lindgren will defend the road net versus Columbus on Tuesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Lindgren, who will start for the first time since Jan. 17, has posted a record of 11-6-2 this season with a 2.66 GAA and a .907 save percentage in 22 games played. The Blue Jackets sit 29th in the NHL this year with 2.54 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Charlie Lindgren: Makes another relief appearance
Lindgren came on for Darcy Kuemper in Sunday's 5-1 defeat to the Maple Leafs, stopping six of seven shots.
This is Lindgren's second consecutive outing off the bench with his last start coming Jan. 17 versus Minnesota. With Kuemper clearly struggling, it's possible Lindgren could get the start for the final pre-All-Star break contest versus Columbus on Tuesday, though the team hasn't provided any specific confirmation yet.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Nets first of season
Backstrom scored a goal on two shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Backstrom opened the scoring Sunday on the power play, firing a wrist shot through traffic that got past Ilya Samsonov. It's the first goal of the season for Backstrom in his eighth game since returning from offseason hip surgery. The 35-year-old center now has six points on the year after recording 31 points (six goals, 25 assists) in 47 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Pulled in loss
Kuemper allowed four goals on 20 shots in a 5-1 loss to Toronto on Sunday.
Kuemper allowed four goals in the second before he was replaced by Charlie Lindgren. The 32-year-old Kuemper has now lost three of his last four outings, allowing 13 goals on 101 shots in that span. He falls to 15-14-4 with a .915 save percentage on the season. Kuemper's next chance to start will come Tuesday in Columbus, as he looks to go into the All-Star break on a high note.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Guarding cage Sunday
Kuemper will get the starting nod in Toronto on Sunday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Kuemper has had an up-and-down January, going 5-4-1 with a 2.70 GAA this month. On the year, he's registered a .917 save percentage across 33 appearances. The 32-year-old has posted a .921 save percentage on the road but has a lackluster 7-8-2 record to show for it. Sunday will be Kuemper's fifth straight start for the Capitals.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Tom Wilson: Won't return before break
Wilson (lower body) won't play until after the All-Star break, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Wilson, who sat out Thursday's contest against Pittsburgh after getting injured Tuesday versus Colorado following a shot block, will miss at least the next two games. The Capitals return from the break Feb. 11 in Boston. Wilson has supplied two goals, one assist, 13 shots on net and 33 hits in eight appearances this season. Anthony Mantha stands a good chance to stay in Washington's top six up front until Wilson is able to return.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Out through All-Star break
Dowd (lower body) won't play until after the All-Star break, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Dowd has missed the Capitals last five games after suffering a lower-body injury on Jan. 16, and he'll miss at least two more contests before the break. The 32-year-old Dowd had been playing a solid depth role in Washington's bottom six, with 10 goals, nine assists, and 97 hits through 44 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Tom Wilson: Not practicing Saturday
Wilson (lower body) was absent from practice Saturday, per Samantha Pell of The Washington Post.
Wilson didn't play Thursday after suffering a lower-body Tuesday against Colorado. It appears that his status is in question for Sunday's contest in Toronto. Wilson has played in just eight games this season, logging two goals and an assist.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Dmitry Orlov: Dishes helper Thursday
Orlov registered a power-play assist and added two shots during Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Penguins.
The helper gives Orlov seven points in 12 games during the month of January. The 31-year-old rearguard should be in line for a sizable payday during unrestricted free agency this summer.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Resumes skating
Carlson (face) was on the ice prior to Friday's optional skate, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Carlson has not played since taking a slap shot to the face during a 4-1 victory over Winnipeg on Dec. 23. The 33-year-old is still a long way from returning to the lineup, but his presence on the ice is a good sign that his recovery is progressing.... See More ... See Less
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