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Taylor Chorney | Defenseman | #4

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
College: North Dakota
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (36) / EDM

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Taylor Chorney will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Wild.
Chorney's served as the extra defenseman for most of the season. This is the eighth consecutive game that he'll watch from the press box. Washington's pairings will look like this: Karl Alzner-John Carlson, Dmitry Orlov-Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik-Nate Schmidt. Mar 14 - 6:43 PM

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Taylor Chorney will be scratched against the Ducks on Sunday.

Through 17 games this season he has a goal and five points with 11 PIMs plus 27 hits and blocks.
Source: Dan Arritt
Mar 12 - 6:52 PM

Taylor Chorney will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers.

With Kevin Shattenkirk coming into the fold, there's even less room for Chorney. He has one goal and four assists in 17 games this season.
Feb 28 - 7:12 PM

Taylor Chorney will suit up on Wednesday night versus Philadelphia.

He hasn't been in the lineup since Jan. 26, but his stay in the press box will finally end Wednesday. Nate Schmidt will be scratched instead.
Feb 22 - 3:31 PM

Taylor Chorney will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against Carolina.

Chorney has played in just 14 games this season. He has one goal, three points in a plus-5 rating. He's not on the fantasy radar. This is his fifth straight game in the press box.
Feb 7 - 7:01 PM

Taylor Chorney will continue to ride the pine on Sunday against the Kings.

Not much is new here for the oft-scratched defender. Chorney has posted just three points with 22 hits and blocks in 13 games this season.
Feb 5 - 12:10 PM

Taylor Chorney and Jakub Vrana will be scratched against Montreal on Saturday.

Unfortunately neither player has posted much fantasy value thus far. Chorney has seen just three points with 22 hits and blocks in 13 games this season. Vrana meanwhile has three points and little else in 12 games.
Feb 4 - 12:00 PM

Taylor Chorney will sit out Wednesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins

The six-foot-one, 191 pound rearguard has only dressed in eight games all season. This will be his fourth straight game in the press box. Retains real world value on the bottom pair, but very little fantasy value.
Jan 11 - 8:02 PM

Taylor Chorney will be a healthy scratch in Monday night's game against Montreal.

He's been limited to just eight games this season, so his scratching is far from a surprise. He has one goal, one assist, a plus-3 rating and four penalty minutes in 2016-17. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radar. Paul Carey will join him in the press box.
Jan 9 - 7:32 PM

Taylor Chorney may be the new Babe Ruth as he called his shot before the start of the third period.

Chorney, who had only two career goals in 129 games going into Sunday's match scored the winner at 2:43 of the third. He has been a healthy scratch most of the season and it was only his seventh game of the year. Defenseman Karl Alzner spilled the beans after the game about Chorney calling his shot. "I was just joking," Chorney said of telling his teammates that he felt a game-winner coming. "I wasn’t expecting to score, but I did. When we walked out, I said, ‘It would be nice to get the first of the year on a game-winner.’ It just worked out." He must be a great teammate as the rest of the Capitals were thrilled for him. Despite the called shot, Chorney has no fantasy value but could be a good sidekick for the Amazing Kreskin.
Jan 2 - 9:29 AM

Taylor Chorney will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders.

Both he and Andre Burakovsky will watch the game from the press box. Chorney has one assist in five games this season.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 06:56:00 PM

Taylor Chorney is expected to be a healthy scratch Wednesday night.

Chorney played on Monday, but spent his previous three games in the press box. He has an assist in four games this season.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 07:50:00 PM

Taylor Chorney continues to sit Wednesday night against the St. Louis Blues

This will mark the fourth straight scratch, only appearing in two matches in 2016-17, earning one assist (2-0-1-1).
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 06:48:00 PM

Look for Taylor Chorney to be scratched Sunday.

The Capitals have used Chorney in only two games this season. The defenseman has one assist thus far but obviously sits way too much to be thought of in fantasy hockey.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 10:10:00 AM

Coach Barry Trotz was pleased with Taylor Chorney's seasonal debut Friday.

Chorney finally got into a game after being a healthy scratch for the Capitals first 12 games. "I thought he was really good," Trotz said. "There are some things…we talked about gap control and stuff like that, that you can’t replicate necessarily in a practice situation. I thought he adjusted pretty well in a pretty [tough] environment." Chorney sat out again Saturday but could get back in the lineup sooner rather than later. That being said, he has no fantasy value.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 10:34:00 AM

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All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Matt Niskanen
4Karl Alzner
5Brooks Orpik
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer