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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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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

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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

Hurricanes defensemen TIm Gleason and forward Brad Malone will be healthy scratches Monday night versus the Devils.

Gleason was in the lineup last night versus Detroit, but will give way to Michael Jordan Monday versus the Devils. The veteran defensemen has a goal and four assists in 24 games for the 'Canes on the year. Also scratched for Carolina is Brad Malone, who hasn't appeared in a game since November 22nd and has zero points in 16 games played.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Tim Gleason had an assist in Carolina's 3-1 loss to Detroit on Sunday.

Gleason put an end to his five-game point drought. He now has a goal and five points in 24 contests in 2014-15.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Tim Gleason has been focused on playing with a more physical edge this season.

Gleason felt his game had been diminishing in that regard and that's what led to the Toronto Maple Leafs buying out his contract over the summer. He agreed to a one-year contract with his old team, the Carolina Hurricanes. He has 12 hits in four contests this season.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Tim Gleason had an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Rangers.

Gleason was held off the scoresheet in the first three games of the season. He isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues in 2014-15.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 04:55:00 AM

Tim Gleason is looking to bounce back after a rough campaign with Toronto.

Tim Gleason was bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs after they acquired him from Carolina on Jan. 1. He had a minus-14 rating in 39 games with the squad. "I know some people probably look at me and say I'm over the hill or almost there, but I'm 31," Gleason said. "I want to prove to everybody that I can still do it and do it for a long time. I know I've got it in me." Gleason returned to the Hurricanes on a one-year, $1.2 million contract.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Tim Gleason is back with the Carolina Hurricanes after inking a one-year deal with the team on Thursday.

He will earn $1.2 million, along with the $833,333 he will receive from his buyout from Toronto. Gleason posted six points, 156 hits, 65 penalty minutes and a minus-21 rating in 56 games with the Canes and Leafs last season.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 10:10:00 AM

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