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Tyson Strachan | Defenseman

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Ohio State

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Tyson Strachan played a team-high 23:07 against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
Strachan and Tyler Myers were paired against Alex Ovechkin's line for most of the night and the Sabres managed to pull out a win. The 30-year-old is more of a depth defenseman, but he's been forced to play heavy minutes for an inexperienced Buffalo team because of an injury to Josh Gorges. "We want to be playing and we want to play a lot," Strachan said. "We want to be called on in those situations. It’s a great feeling. It’s a tough business and you feel bad for Gorges right now because the team can really use him. ... But while I’m called upon, I’m going to relish playing the minutes and try to battle it out." Nov 23 - 12:13 PM

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Tyson Strachan collected two assists as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 via a shootout on Sunday.

This gives Strachan three assists in four games. Heading into this season, he had 15 points in 138 career NHL games.
Nov 2 - 8:01 PM

Tyson Strachan made his season debut Tuesday night against Carolina.

He replaced Andrej Meszaros in the lineup and logged 15:52 of ice time, all of which came at even strength. Strachan earned an assist on Marcus Foligno's first goal of the match to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead in an eventual 4-3 shootout win.
Oct 15 - 9:50 AM

Buffalo signed Tyson Strachan to a one-year, two-way contract.

He will earn an NHL salary of $650,000 and will get $275,000 in the AHL. Strachan played in 18 games with Washington last year. He'll probably spend the majority of the 2014-15 season in the minors.
Jul 3 - 5:46 PM

Tyson Strachan has been sent to the minors.

Strachan had two assists in 28 games with Washington this season. He also has 18 points and 56 penalty minutes in 57 AHL contests.
Apr 15 - 2:10 PM

The Washington Capitals have called up Tyson Strachan.

Strachan has an assist and 24 penalty minutes in 12 games with Washington in 2013-14. He will skate alongside Dmitry Orlov on Washington's third defensive pairing on Friday.
Apr 4 - 3:31 PM

Tyson Strachan has been demoted by the Washington Capitals.

Strachan has a point and 24 penalty minutes in 12 games with Washington this season. The 29-year-old defenseman should be regarded as a depth player.
Feb 5 - 5:07 PM

Tyson Strachan has been promoted by the Washington Capitals.

Strachan has no points and 19 penalty minutes in nine games with Washington this season. The 29-year-old is an organizational depth defenseman and was likely summoned to serve as an insurance policy given that Mike Green was hurt during Thursday's contest.
Jan 31 - 2:01 PM

Tyson Strachan has been assigned to the minors.

In nine games with the Capitals this year, he has no points, 19 penalty minutes and a minus-4 rating. Once Strachan plays in his 10th NHL game, he has to clear waivers to be sent down.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Tyson Strachan has been called up by the Washington Capitals.

Strachan has four points and 22 penalty minutes in 11 AHL games this season. The 29-year-old defenseman has little to no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 10:34:00 AM

The Washington Capitals have sent defenseman Tyson Strachan to the minors.

Strachan played five games and was minus-two with one minor penalty and no points as he was called up on November 14th due to the injury suffered by Mike Green.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Coach Adam Oates was pleased with the performance of Tyson Strachan Friday.

Strachan played 21:43 minutes in place of Mike Green. "The poise," Oates said about what pleased him about Strachan's performance. "Big guy back there but just the poise with the puck, [he] didn’t get rattled, gave his partner good passes. We exited the zone there probably five times in the third period we got out because he made a good play." Strachan could be back in the lineup Sunday if Green is unable to go again.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 09:28:00 AM

Tyson Strachan has been recalled by Washington.

Mike Green is questionable for Friday's game in Detroit because of a lower-body injury. The Capitals are expected to officially announce the call-up Thursday evening, but we'll mark it down now.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 04:51:00 PM

Tyson Strachan has been placed on waivers by Washington.

If he clears then he's expected to be assigned to the Capitals' AHL affiliate in Hershey. Strachan had four assists, 40 penalty minutes and a minus-13 rating in 38 games with Florida last season.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Tyson Strachan has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Washington Capitals.

Strachan had four assists and 40 penalty minutes in 38 games with the Florida Panthers last season. He might be able to make the team's opening game roster, but he's far from a safe bet to do so.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 12:38:00 PM

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C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Matt Ellis
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Andrej Meszaros
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Nikita Zadorov
8Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett
4Nathan Lieuwen