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Nate Schmidt | Defenseman

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 194
College: U. of Minnesota

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Nate Schmidt (fractured scapular) will continue to earn an AHL salary for the time being.
Schmidt was hurt while playing in the minors, but it was part of a conditioning stint rather than a typical demotion. Schmidt, who signed a two-way deal that pays him $110,000 annually at the AHL level, will miss the next six-to-eight weeks Jan 12 - 12:45 PM

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Nate Schmidt suffered a fractured scapular during his AHL conditioning stint.

Schmidt was sent temporarily to the minors after being listed as a healthy scratch in seven of Washington's last nine contests. He is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks due to the injury.
Jan 12 - 11:24 AM

The Washington Capitals have sent Nate Schmidt to the minors.

Schmidt has been up the entire season with the Capitals, picking up three assists in 33 games. He had been a healthy scratch in seven of his last nine games so he likely needs some playing time.
Jan 10 - 12:10 PM

Nate Schmidt will be in the press box Saturday night in Pittsburgh.

Schmidt had played in 32 games for the Capitals this season but will give way to Jack Hillen Saturday night on defense. Neither player will help fantasy owners.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Nate Schmidt has stuck with the Washington Capitals so far this season.

The Capitals have been missing Dmitry Orlov (wrist) and John Erskine (neck) all season, so that's been a big factor in the Capitals' decision to keep Schmidt. Even still, Washington has used Schmidt sparingly, giving him just 14:02 minutes of ice time per game. He has three assists and 10 penalty minutes in 32 contests in 2014-15.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 11:29:00 AM

Nate Schmidt (head) was fine for Washington's 2-1 shootout loss to Montreal.

Schmidt had a plus-one rating in 13:14 minutes of playing time. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues in 2014-15.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 01:48:00 AM

Nate Schmidt left Washington’s preseason game vs. the Montreal Canadiens, with a possible concussion.

Schmidt was flattened by Canadiens’ defenseman Jarred Tinordi in the third period. We’ll have more information as it comes out. Tinordi was ejected from the game.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 08:06:00 PM

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

Schmidt had two goals and six points in 29 games with Washington in 2013-14. Given that Washington already has eight defensemen signed to one-way contracts, we don't like Schmidt's chances of making the team's opening game roster.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 01:05:00 PM

Nate Schmidt has been returned to the minors.

In 29 games with Washington this season, he has six points and a plus-4 rating.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Nate Schmidt has been summoned by the Washington Capitals.

Schmidt has a goal and seven points in 15 AHL games this season. He also has two goals and four assists in 28 contests with Washington.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 12:09:00 PM

The Washington Capitals have sent Nate Schmidt to the minors.

Schmidt had two goals and six points in 28 games this season. He should be back with the first injury on the Washington defensive corps.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Nate Schmidt scored his second goal in the last two games on Sunday.

It was quite a weekend for the defenseman who potted the first of his career on Saturday. He had some offensive capabilities in college hockey last season with nine goals and 32 points in 40 games so this may continue. We would wait for now and see if he is able to keep it up.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Nate Schmidt scored his first NHL goal on Saturday.

The rookie signed with the Capitals in April as a college free agent after not being drafted when he was of age. Schmidt had some offensive capabilities in college hockey as he had nine goals and 32 points in 40 games with the University of Minnesota in 2012-13 and now has a goal and five points in 25 games with Washington this year.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Nate Schmidt was minus-one in his NHL debut Saturday.

The defenseman played 14:51 minutes and had three shots on goal. He had one goal in eight AHL games last season to go with three assists and a goal in one game with the Hershey Bears this year. He has no fantasy value at this time.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 12:34:00 PM

Nate Schmidt is expected to make his NHL debut Saturday night.

The 22-year-old was just called up from the AHL. He played in only eight games in the AHL last year after turning pro from the University of Minnesota, where he had 32 points in 40 games. He had a goal in his lone game with the Hershey Bears this season.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 11:55:00 AM

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