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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 has been sent to the minors.
Schmidt has a goal and four points in 39 games with Washington this season. He was with the Capitals on an emergency basis, but's expected to get a proper recall later this week. Mar 24 - 11:37 AM

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Nate Schmidt scored his first goal of the season, and his third career goal, in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Bruins.

After Zdeno Chara blocked a Joel Ward shot, the puck caromed over to Schmidt who was all alone at the point where he hammered it home mid way through the game. Through 65 career games, Schmidt now has three goals and 10 points.
Mar 15 - 10:56 PM

Nate Schmidt will suit up Wednesday night when the Capitals host the New York Rangers.

Schmidt was just called up Tuesday afternoon and will play in his first NHL game since January 8th. With Mike Green unable to go, the Caps will call on the youngster as they have done in the past. He’s played in 33 games this year but has yet to find the back of the net while picking up just three assists.
Mar 11 - 5:11 PM

Nate Schmidt has been summoned by the Washington Capitals.

Defensemen Mike Green (upper body) and Brooks Orpik (lower body) are both questionable for Wednesday's game, so there's a good chance Schmidt will end up playing. Schmidt has three assists in 33 games with Washington in 2014-15.
Mar 10 - 12:06 PM

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

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

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