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Tim Gleason | Defenseman

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
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Tim Gleason is in fact in the lineup for Game 7 Wednesday night against the New York Rangers.
As expected, Gleason is ok to dress and will lineup with his usual partner, Mike Green, to form the Capitals third defensive pairing. The veteran defenseman has put up just one assist and a minus three rating in 13 postseason games this year but he’s more known for his ability to play tough defense and block shots, as evidenced by his 24 hits and 13 blocked shots in the playoffs. He has averaged just 12:57 of ice time in the series versus the Rangers. May 13 - 7:22 PM

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Tim Gleason is expected to play in Game 7 on Wednesday night.

He participated in the Capitals' optional morning skate and coach Barry Trotz said that the defenseman was "all good." Nate Schmidt was called up as insurance, but it doesn't look like he will be needed. Gleason has 24 hits and 13 blocks in 13 playoff games to go with one assist and a minus-3 rating.
May 13 - 1:40 PM

Defenseman Nate Schmidt has been called up by the Washington Capitals, a hint that defenseman Tim Gleason may not be able to play in Wednesday's Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Second Round playoff series against the New York Rangers.

Gleason, 32, didn’t play in the final 11 minutes of the Rangers' 4-3 win Sunday. After the game, Washington coach Barry Trotz said Gleason was "banged up." Gleason had two assists and a plus-five rating in 17 games with the Caps after he was traded to them. Schmidt, 23, had a goal and three assists in 39 games with Washington during the 2014-15 regular season. If Gleason doesn't play Wednesday, it would be the first change in Washington’s defense corps since the playoffs began.
May 11 - 10:24 PM

Tim Gleason will be able to dress for Game 3 Monday night against the Rangers.

Gleason took a maintenance day Sunday and missed some of the team’s practice but it was just precautionary measures as he is ok to play in Monday night’s game. Gleason has been paired up with Mike Green to form the Caps third defensive unit. He has zero points with a minus two rating and five shots on goal in nine playoff games this year. Newly called up defenseman, Nate Schmidt, will also be scratched for Game 3 Monday night as he was called up earlier in the day as insurance in case Gleason couldn’t go.
May 4 - 7:29 PM

Updating a previous item, Tim Gleason did take part in Washington's practice on Sunday.

A Capitals official said that Gleason would be taking a maintenance day, but he was out there when practice got underway. Gleason was on a pairing with Mike Green.
May 3 - 11:27 AM

Tim Gleason is not at Capitals practice on Sunday morning.

A Capitals spokesman said that Gleason is taking a maintenance day. It's unclear if the Caps defender will be able to participate in game three. In a corresponding move, Washington has recalled Nate Schmidt from the AHL.
May 3 - 11:15 AM

It looks like Tim Gleason (upper body) will be back in the lineup on Thursday.

He has sat out two straight games with an upper-body injury. Gleason practiced alongside Mike Green on Monday and felt like he probably could've played this past Saturday. His potential return is expected to land Nate Schmidt in the minors.
Mar 23 - 6:07 PM

Tim Gleason (upper body) practiced Friday after he missed Thursday's contest.

He could be available for Saturday night in Winnipeg. Coach Barry Trotz said a decision may come after the morning skate.
Mar 21 - 9:45 AM

Tim Gleason missed Thursday's morning skate with an upper-body ailment.

However, he still could play against Minnesota if Brooks Orpik isn't able to return from a lower-body injury. Orpik appears to be ready to play, so Gleason has a strong possibility of getting the night off to rest.
Mar 19 - 4:40 PM

The Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Tim Gleason in a trade that sent Jack Hillen and a fourth-round pick to the Carolina Hurricanes.

It hasn't been a great season for Gleason, who has seven points and a -18 rating (although with 44 PIM) in 55 games so far in 2014-15. Playing for Washington may at least give him a boost, though he's never scored more than 21 points in any single NHL season.
Feb 28 - 12:21 PM

Tim Gleason (lower body) returned to action on Tuesday February 24.

Gleason missed Saturday's game due to the ailment. He had two hits in 19:04 minutes of ice time in his return.
Feb 25 - 2:43 AM

Tim Gleason was scratched from Saturday night's tilt with New Jersey due to a lower body injury.

Gleason played 21:08 in Friday's night's game versus Toronto, so it's unclear when the injury was sustained. Either way, it doesn't appear to be serious. The veteran blue liner has 44 PIMs and 130 hits through 53 games this season.
Feb 21 - 7:23 PM

Tim Gleason will be scratched as Michal Jordan is suited up and paired with John-Michael Liles against the Devils on Saturday night.

Of the three, only Gleason has even a modicum of fantasy value with 44 PIMs and 130 hits through 53 games this season. Unfortunate that he's the one scratched.
Feb 21 - 6:51 PM

Despite having the second worst record in the NHL, the Carolina Hurricanes have been okay defensively.

The Hurricanes are the fifth-best team in the NHL at allowing shots on goal and their goals-against-average of 2.54 is 14th best overall, a big improvement over last season when they were 21st in shots allowed and 19th in GAA. "The system works," defenseman Tim Gleason said. "I think we’re tighter (defensively) as a group in our end, as a group of five. I think we’re tight down low and picking up our guys and there’s some chatter out there, which helps."
Jan 10 - 8:20 AM

Tim Gleason will be a healthy scratch Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Gleason will give way to the rookie Michal Jordan on defense Saturday night. Gleason has not been a productive player this season, scoring just a goal and four assists in 31 games played.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 06:10:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Curtis Glencross
4Jason Chimera
RW1Eric Fehr
2T.J. Oshie
3Justin Williams
4Tom Wilson
5Jay Beagle
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Brooks Orpik
4Karl Alzner
5Tim Gleason
6Nate Schmidt
7Dmitry Orlov
8Taylor Chorney
9John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters
3Philipp Grubauer