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Tom Poti | Defenseman | #3

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (41) / 3/22/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 3 (59) / EDM

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Tom Poti has officially announced his retirement.
His 14-year career ended with plenty of injury woes. Poti wasn't signed as a free agent for the 2013-14 campaign after he appeared in 16 games with the Capitals during the lockout-shortened season. In 824 contests, he produced 69 goals and 258 assists. Thu, May 1, 2014 03:20:00 PM

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Tom Poti won't be back with the Washington Capitals next season, but he wants to continue playing in the NHL.

The pending unrestricted free agent said, "It's time to move on." Poti has struggled with injury for the past couple of seasons, appearing in just 37 games over that time. It may be tough for him to find interested suitors at the age of 36.
Thu, May 16, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Tom Poti has been selected as the Washington Capitals' Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy nominee.

Poti was finally able to return to the NHL after missinf two seasons with groin problems and a fractured pelvis. "I still wanted to play," Poti said. "I still had the passion inside me. Hockey’s still fun for me to this day and I wanted to do everything I could to get back." Unfortunately he's sidelined again, this time with a back injury. He has two assists and 16 games this season.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 06:06:00 PM

Tom Poti (back) is hoping to return to action soon.

He said he is feeling much better but as Katie Carrera of the Washington Post points out, he may not draw back into the lineup even when he gets back to full health because the team has been playing so well of late. Poti has missed the last 12 games with a back injury.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 02:34:00 PM

Tom Poti (back) skated for about 15 minutes on Monday before heading into the dressing room.

He didn't participate in the team's optional practice. Poti has missed the past four games with a back injury.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Washington Capitals place Tom Poti (upper body) on injured reserve.

Poti has been dealing with an upper-body injury and the Caps needed a roster spot for Brooks Laich, who will make his season debut Tuesday. Poti has no fantasy value.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Tom Poti (upper body) is set to return to Washington's lineup Thursday night.

He sat out the first contest of the Capitals' home-and-home series against Carolina on Tuesday. Poti is expected to draw back into the lineup in the place of Cameron Schilling, who made his NHL debut Tuesday.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Tom Poti (upper body) was on the ice Wednesday.

Poti didn't play on Tuesday because he tweaked something. "Feeling OK," Poti said. "A little stiff, a little sore. But it felt better today. That’s why I went on the ice and tested it out." He's not sure if he'll be healthy enough to play on Thursday.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Tom Poti has an upper-body injury and is considered day-to-day.

Poti missed Tuesday's morning skate, but it's unclear when he suffered the injury. More than likely, Poti was hurt during Sunday's game against the Rangers. At this point of his career, Poti is basically an extra defenseman and was only playing because of an injury to John Erskine. He has no fantasy value.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Tom Poti will suit up for Washington against the Rangers Sunday if John Erskine is deemed unfit for duty.

Erskine suffered an upper body injury Saturday in the first period against the Islanders. The Washington Post's Katie Carrera says it appeared to be to his "left hand or wrist." The rearguard played only two shifts, for a total of 1:18. Caps coach Adam Oates says Erskine is day-to-day.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 11:22:00 AM

Tom Poti returned to action on Sunday February 17.

Mon, Feb 18, 2013 01:57:00 AM

Tom Poti (upper body) remains sidelined and won't play Tuesday night.

Poti has missed the last two games after getting hurt early last week. Thankfully for owners, Poti has no fantasy value so this injury is little more than blip on the radar.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 01:00:00 PM

Tom Poti wil take the pre-game skate Saturday after which the Capitals will decide if he can play against the Panthers.

Poti is nursing an upper-body injury he sustained earlier this week.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Tom Poti has an upper-body injury and is questionable for Saturday's game against the Panthers.

Poti's fantasy value has long since passed him by, making his injury status more of an FYI than anything else.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Washington head coach Adam Oates has confirmed that Tom Poti will replace the suspended John Erskine in Caps' lineup Sunday afternoon against the Penguins.

Poti used to be a pretty good offensive defenseman, but we can't recommend starting him this afternoon against the Penguins, even in deeper leagues. He is no longer a fantasy factor.
Sun, Feb 3, 2013 10:42:00 AM

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