Player News - Capitals

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Troy Brouwer scored two of the Washington Capitals' goals in a 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Brouwer hit 20 goals scored in 2014-15. It represented the end of a goal slump that stretched back to Feb. 19.
Mar 28 - 3:41 PM

Braden Holtby didn't even make it through the first period of Saturday's eventual 4-3 loss for the Washington Capitals against the Nashville Predators.

Holtby allowed three goals on 10 shots, likely ruining a few fantasy week-to-week stats for goalies. Justin Peters actually took the loss since Washington managed three goals.
Mar 28 - 3:30 PM

Curtis Glencross will play in his 500th NHL game on Saturday.

Glencross has played the majority of his career with the Calgary Flames (418 games) but the 32-year-old started his career with the Anaheim Ducks and also played in Columbus and Edmonton. He was dealt to the Capitals on March 1 and has four goals and six points in 10 games. Congratulations to Glencross on the accomplishment.
Mar 28 - 11:33 AM

Braden Holtby will get the start against the Nashville Predators on Saturday afternoon.

Holtby will make his league-leading 66th appearance as he brings his 36-19-9 record with a .925 save percentage and a 2.18 GAA. He also owns eight shutouts along with 38 Quality Starts. Holtby has split his two previous career starts versus Nashville, allowing six goals on 66 combined shots.
Mar 27 - 10:34 PM

Tom Wilson has been handed a $2,000 fine for embellishment.

Wilson received a warning after embellishing on March 1 and his fine is related to an incident on March 19. He has 16 points and 159 penalty minutes in 61 contests this season.
Mar 27 - 12:25 PM

Eric Fehr scored a goal in a 3-2 overtime victory against New Jersey Thursday night.

It was Fehr's first point since March 3. He has 19 goals and 30 points in 70 contests this season.
Mar 27 - 11:53 AM

Braden Holtby made 29 saves on 31 shots to help the Capitals beat the Devils 3-2 in overtime on Thursday night.

Holtby won his fourth game in his past five starts and improved his record to 36-19-9 this season with a .925 save percentage and 2.18 goals against average.
Mar 26 - 11:59 PM

Matt Niskanen scored the overtime winner and added an assist as the Caps toppled the Devils 3-2 on Thursday night.

Niskanen beat Cory Schneider early in the extra frame to save the Caps, who blew a lead in the final minute of regulation. Niskanen's pair of points gave him five points in his last four games. On the year, the 28-year-old has 26 points in 74 games.
Mar 26 - 11:47 PM

Jay Beagle (upper-body) isn't in Washington's lineup for Thursday's game against New Jersey.

Beagle has missed five consecutive games because of the shoulder injury. The 29-year-old has 10 goals and 20 points in 62 games this season.
Mar 26 - 7:28 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in Thursday's game vs. the Washington Capitals.

The 25-year-old has been outstanding for most of this season. Holtby has a 35-19-9 record with a 2.18 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage in 2014-15. He will continue to be a solid fantasy option going forward.
Mar 26 - 6:01 PM

Jay Beagle (upper body) isn't expected to play this weekend.

The Capitals play against Nashville on Saturday and the New York Rangers on Sunday after hosting New Jersey on Thursday. That means Beagle is likely to miss the next three games. "He's getting closer," coach Barry Trotz said. "I don't anticipate him playing this weekend, if he did i'’d probably be Sunday, but I don't really anticipate that. I expect him early next week sometime." Beagle has been sidelined since mar. 11.
Mar 26 - 5:10 PM

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

It looks like Tim Gleason (upper body) will be back in the lineup on Thursday.

He has sat out two straight games with an upper-body injury. Gleason practiced alongside Mike Green on Monday and felt like he probably could've played this past Saturday. His potential return is expected to land Nate Schmidt in the minors.
Mar 23 - 6:07 PM

Dmitry Orlov will be assigned to the minors for conditioning.

"The plan is to get him down there, a couple days of practice and get him playing," coach Barry Trotz said. "That'd be the plan. We just have to make sure on all the insurance rules." Orlov is slated to suit up for Hershey in his first game action of the season on Friday and his assignment should be official in the next couple of days.
Mar 23 - 6:01 PM

Alex Ovechkin finished with a minus-three rating as the Capitals were shut out 3-0 by the Jets on Saturday night.

A rare night in which Ovechkin didn’t do any great from a fantasy perspective. He had a quiet night, with two shots on goal in 20:58. Eric Fehr led the Capitals with four shots on goal in the loss.
Mar 21 - 9:50 PM

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