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Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
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Michael Latta (upper body) is projected to return Thursday night at Minnesota.
He has sat out the last six games with an upper-body injury that he sustained on Mar. 3 against Columbus. Latta has five assists and 56 penalty minutes in 42 games this year. Mar 18 - 4:50 PM

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Michael Latta has sustained an upper-body injury.

Latta suffered an upper-body injury during Tuesday's game. He has five points and 56 penalty minutes in 42 contests in 2014-15. Andre Burakovsky has been called up to help fill the void.
Mar 5 - 10:27 AM

Michael Latta was made a late addition to the lineup against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

It'll be Latta's first game after missing the previous two, and he's expected to center Jay Beagle and Tom Wilson on Washington's fourth line. Latta has only managed 41 games this season, compiling five points, 51 PIMs, and 74 hits.
Mar 3 - 6:36 PM

Michael Latta and Aaron Volpatti will be scratched against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Since returning from a lengthy injury on Feb. 3rd, Volpatti has played just one other game with nothing to show for his efforts. Latta meanwhile has 51 PIMs and 74 hits through 41 games this season.
Feb 27 - 6:43 PM

Michael Latta will be back in the Capitals lineup Wednesday night against the Penguins.

Latta has appeared in just two games since the new year but will get another chance Wednesday versus Pittsburgh as he draws back into the lineup. He's put up just four assists in 30 games this season but does have 39 penalty minutes and 53 hits. Head coach Barry Trotz has yet to determine who will come out of the lineup to make room for Latta.
Jan 28 - 6:59 PM

Michael Latta and Cameron Schilling will be healthy scratches against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Latta entices with his 39 PIMs and 53 hits through 30 games, but has had trouble staying in the lineup. Schilling has posted just 28 points through 110 games with AHL Hershey, but he does have 122 PIMs in that time as well.
Jan 27 - 7:13 PM

Michael Latta will be a healthy scratch against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

Latta has played just twice in 2015 with little to show for it. But he has 39 PIMs and 53 hits in 30 games this season. If your league rewards gritty forwards like him, keep on eye on him if he ever gets back into the lineup consistently.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 20 - 6:22 PM

Michael Latta will be held out of the lineup once again Wednesday night against the Flyers.

Caps Head Coach Barry Trotz has been wanting to get Latta back in the lineup, but with the way their fourth line (Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, and Tom Wilson) has played recently, it won't be Wednesday. Latta hasn't dressed since the Winter Classic and in 29 games played this season, he has just four assists and no goals.
Jan 14 - 5:26 PM

Michael Latta is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against Colorado.

The 23-year-old has just four assists in 29 games for the Caps this season. He has no fantasy value unless you're in a league that takes penalty minutes into account. Latta has 39 penalty minutes to date, and he is on pace to hit 94 PIM in total.
Jan 12 - 7:08 PM

Michael Latta, Aaron Volpatti, and Steve Olesky will all sit out Saturday's tilt against the Detroit Red Wings.

Neither Volpatti or Olesky have appeared in an NHL game this season, while Latta will be sitting out for his fourth straight game. Latta has 53 hits and 39 PIMs through 28 games so far this season.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 10 - 6:35 PM

Michael Latta will sit for his third straight game on Thursday against the Flyers.

Latta has 53 hits and 39 PIMs through 28 games so far this season, but if his seat gets any warmer in Coach Trotz's doghouse, it'll be nearly impossible to recommend him for your fantasy squad.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 8 - 6:32 PM

Michael Latta and Nate Schmidt will be healthy scratches against Toronto on Wednesday.

Latta has 53 hits and 39 PIMs through 28 games so far this season. But he only gets a bit over eight minutes per game. Schmidt has barely produced half of that production. Neither are valuable fantasy options.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 7 - 6:27 PM

Michael Latta and Nate Schmidt will be healthy scratches against Florida on Sunday.

Latta has no goals and four assists in 29 games with the Caps this season. Neither player carries any fantasy value.
Jan 4 - 3:00 PM

Michael Latta may get back into the fold on Thursday.

He centered the fourth line instead of Andre Burakovsky during the morning skate. Coach Barry Trotz hinted that changes could be coming for his bottom-six group. Latta has been scratched for Washington's past four contests.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 04:38:00 PM

Michael Latta will be a healthy scratch against the Islanders on Wednesday night.

The 23-year-old has one assist and 19 PIMs in on 16 games this season.
Source: Mike Vogel
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 06:47:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Curtis Glencross
3Marcus Johansson
4Joel Ward
5Jason Chimera
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Eric Fehr
3Jay Beagle
4Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Tim Gleason
7John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters