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Nate Schmidt | Defenseman | #88

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
College: U. of Minnesota
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Nate Schmidt (lower body) wasn't on the ice for Monday's scrimmage.
Schmidt was hurt during Sunday's practice. His injury isn't considered serious, but he's still sore. Sep 26 - 1:35 PM

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Nate Schmidt suffered a lower body injury in practice Sunday.

It is considered minor but Schmidt will be re-evaluated Monday. "Lower body, precautionary thing that we had him go off for," associate coach Todd Reirden said. "He got things checked out. We’ll see how he is tomorrow morning. He wasn’t going to play tomorrow anyway. So we’ll see how it is and take it day-by-day for now." Schmidt played 71 games last season with 16 points and 111 blocked shots. His value is in the blocked shots category.
Sep 26 - 10:05 AM

Nate Schmidt will sit out Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Final matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Mike Weber will be inserted into the lineup as a result. Schmidt was the culprit that threw an ordinary pass in the defensive zone that was picked off by Phil Kessel and turned into the Carl Hagelin marker in Game 3. Stanislav Galiev and Michael Latta will be scratches as well.
May 4 - 7:47 PM

Nate Schmidt is expected to be a healthy scratch in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

He stayed on the ice late with the scratches at the morning skate. Mike Weber also said he would be in the lineup even though coach Barry Trotz wouldn't comment on his lineup.
May 4 - 3:06 PM

Nate Schmidt, Taylor Chorney, Michael Latta, and Stanislav Galiev will each be scratched against the Blues on Saturday.

Of the quartet, only Schmidt has posted a modicum of fantasy value. Through 71 games he posted 16 points with 111 blocks, in this his rookie season.
Source: Lou Korac
Apr 9 - 6:22 PM

Nate Schmidt will return to Washington's blue line Saturday night against Boston.

Schmidt has missed the last two games wiht a lower body injury. He'll pair with Taylor Chorney to form the club's third defensive unit. Through 57 games this season Schmidt has compiled 15 points with 58 hits and 95 blocks.
Mar 5 - 6:29 PM

Nate Schmidt (lower body) will not play on Friday.

The good news is that Schmidt did skate Friday morning and will probably return Saturday instead. He has 12 goals and 24 points in 57 games in 2015-16.
Mar 4 - 12:49 PM

Nate Schmidt (lower body) took part in the Capitals Friday morning skate.

Schmidt didn't play on Wednesday due to the ailment. He has 12 goals and 24 points in 57 contests this season.
Mar 4 - 11:32 AM

Nate Schmidt scored a goal in Washington's 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders Thursday night.

Schmidt has two goals and eight points in 35 contests in 2015-16. The 24-year-old was very effective offensively at the NCAA level, but he hasn't been a major threat in that regard in the AHL or NHL over the last four seasons.
Jan 8 - 11:23 AM

Defenseman Nate Schmidt scored his first goal of the season on Saturday.

Schmidt now has two points this season. While it's good that he scored, he has not fantasy value.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Nate Schmidt recorded an assist in Washington's 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

It was Schmidt's first point in six games this season. He's not worth owning in standard leagues at this time.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 10:35:00 AM

Nate Schmidt will begin the season as Washington's fifth defenseman.

In other words Schmidt will be on the third pairing, but it hasn't been determined who his defensive partner will be. He might stick with the team for the entire season, but we don't expect him to do enough offensively to be worth owning in standard leagues.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 09:07:00 AM

Nate Schmidt has agreed to a two-year, one-way extension.

Schmidt will make $750,000 next season and $875,000 in 2016-17. That sets the stage for him to spend the 2015-16 campaign with the Capitals, although we wouldn't be surprised if it's as the team's seventh defenseman. Even if he does play regularly, he probably won't do enough offensively to warrant picking up in standard leagues.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 11:33:00 AM

Nate Schmidt has been called up by the Washington Capitals.

Schmidt might be the Capitals' insurance policy in case Tim Gleason can't play in Game 7. Gleason was hurt during Game 6, but he might be able to play through the ailment. Schmidt had a goal and four points in 39 regular season games with Washington.
Tue, May 12, 2015 11:04:00 AM

Nate Schmidt has been returned to the minors.

Schmidt was called up to serve as an insurance policy because Tim Gleason was dealing with an injury. Gleason was ultimately able to play in Game 3 on Monday though. Schmidt had a goal and four points in 39 games with Washington during the regular season.
Tue, May 5, 2015 11:22:00 AM

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D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
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