Player News - Capitals

Date: Team: Pos:

Tyler Graovac (upper body) is considered week-to-week, per Capitals coach Barry Trotz.

Graovac sustained the injury during Tuesday's game. He has no points in three games this season.
Oct 19 - 12:03 PM

Braden Holtby allowed one goal on 29 shots in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto's second goal was scored into an empty net. Holtby managed to keep the Maple Leafs' high-flying offense off the board through more than 45 minutes, but Connor Brown eventually figured him out early in the third period. Holtby's record drops to 3-2-0 on the season. He'll enter his next start with a 2.19 goals-against-average and a .931 save percentage.
Oct 17 - 9:54 PM

Alex Ovechkin fired four shots on goal in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ovechkin and the Capitals failed to solve Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen tonight. The Caps captain picked up nine goals in his first five games, but he's now gone two consecutive games without a goal. He finished tonight's game with a minus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and three hits in 20:44 of ice time. Ovechkin has 10 points in seven games this season.
Oct 17 - 9:50 PM

Tyler Graovac suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Graovac was in the lineup because Lars Eller missed the game with an illness. How he suffered the injury is still unclear, but he did take a couple of hits from Leafs tough-guy Matt Martin in the first period. Graovac is day-to-day for now.
Oct 17 - 8:41 PM

Alex Chiasson will be a healthy scratch against the Maple Leafs Tuesday night.

The forward has yet to register a point in six games this season. Chiasson had 24 points in 81 games last season as a member of the Calgary Flames. Aaron Ness will also be a healthy scratch for tonight's game.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 17 - 6:45 PM

Lars Eller (illness) won't play in Tuesday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Eller didn't participate in pregame warmups prior to Tuesday's game, with Tyler Graovac skating in his place. Eller also missed Monday's practice but participated in the game day morning skate. The Danish forward only has two points in six games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 17 - 6:43 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in Tuesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Holtby was rested in Saturday's loss to the Flyers, so he should be fresh coming into tonight's game. He owns a 2-1-0 record with a 2.47 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this season.
Oct 17 - 3:19 PM

Lars Eller (illness) will be a game-time decision in Tuesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Eller didn't practice on Monday, but he was on the ice during Tuesday's morning skate. He has two assists in six games this season. Eller doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Oct 17 - 1:35 PM

Nicklas Backstrom has been named the NHL's third star of the week.

Backstrom registered three goals and six assists for nine points in four games during the week ending Oct. 15. He is currently riding a five-game point streak with 11 points over that span.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 16 - 5:17 PM

Lars Eller skipped Monday's practice because he was feeling ill.

The Capitals host Toronto on Tuesday night, so Eller could still be available to play by then if he's feeling better. Coach Barry Trotz isn't sure if Eller will be ready at this time.
Oct 16 - 11:12 AM

Jakub Vrana is starting to score and has a goal in each of his last two games.

Vrana is fitting in nicely with Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov and has five points in six games with a plus-three rating. You can't go wrong with Vrana on your fantasy team although he does not see power play time with his linemates but sees second unit duty with Andre Burakovsky and Brett Connolly.
Oct 16 - 9:56 AM

Madison Bowey's NHL debut was one he wants to forget.

The Capitals were thoroughly whipped by Philadelphia as they dropped an 8-2 decision. Bowey, who was recalled due to the injury suffered by Matt Niskanen, was a minus-three in the game and was on the ice for five Philly goals. All-in-all, although he was happy to finally suit up in an NHL game, the game summary should not be going into his scrapbook. He is a solid blueliner with not a lot of fantasy value.
Oct 15 - 10:04 AM

Philipp Grubauer was pounded for eight goals on 37 shots in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Capitals backup goalie gave up two goals in the first period, three goals in the second and three more goals in the third frame. Washington wanted to give Braden Holtby a break which is probably why Grubauer stayed in for all eight goals tonight. He now has an 0-1-1 record with a 5.85 goals-against-average and a .844 save percentage this season. Despite the ugly numbers, he remains one of the better backups in the NHL.
Oct 14 - 11:58 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Even though the Capitals lost the game, Backstrom has put together a pretty nice weekend. He had four points in last night's win against New Jersey and another goal tonight. He cut Philadelphia's lead to 4-2 in the middle frame, but that's as close as the Caps would come to making it a game. Backstrom is now riding a five-game point streak. He has three goals and 11 points in six games this season. He's a must-start every time the Capitals are on the ice.
Oct 14 - 11:40 PM

Tyler Graovac will be scratched from Washington's lineup Saturday against Philadelphia.

Graovac has only played twice this year and has yet to register a point this season. He's not expected to have fantasy value this season.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 14 - 7:27 PM


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