Player News - Capitals

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Daniel Winnik and Taylor Chorney will be scratched against the Lightning on Saturday.

Winnik has seen just 15 games-worth of action this season, posting just four points with little else to his credit. Chorney has just three games of action himself. So neither have much fantasy value.
Source: Corey Long
Dec 3 - 5:39 PM

Paul Carey will skate on the third line against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Carey will skate to the left of Lars Eller and Justin Williams. The 27-year-old has just two points in 27 career NHL games, so despite his quality of linemates, we wouldn't expect much from him unfortunately.
Source: Corey Long
Dec 3 - 5:37 PM

Stop the presses, the Capitals will go with Braden Holtby against the Lightning on Saturday.

Holtby has been in a rare slide lately, allowed 10 goals and winning just once over his last four starts. For the season he rocks a .919 save percentage and a 2.23 GAA.
Dec 3 - 4:03 PM

T.J. Oshie (shoulder) will not travel with the Capitals to Tampa Bay.

Oshie had previously been ruled out of Saturday's contest, but if you needed further confirmation you now have it. The good news is that Oshie said that Friday's the best he felt yet, so it sounds like he's continuing to make progress.
Dec 2 - 2:04 PM

Paul Carey (illness) practiced with the Capitals on Friday.

Carey didn't practice or play on Thursday due to the disease, but if he's healthy enough to be on the ice Friday then he's probably fine going forward. He's only played in one game with the Capitals so far this season.
Dec 2 - 11:42 AM

Jakub Vrana logged 10:16 minutes of ice time in his NHL debut on Thursday.

Vrana took four shots on goal, but like the rest of the Capitals he couldn't generate anything offensively in the 3-0 loss to the Islanders. "It was a new experience and I had a great feeling out there," he said. "I had a few shots, they just miss. It kind of hurts to end up the game [with a loss] like this." He's got a lot of upside and is certainly worth keeping an eye on for as long as he's with the Capitals.
Dec 2 - 11:40 AM

Braden Holtby stopped just 25 of 28 shots the Islanders sent his way during Thursday's 3-0 loss.

Holtby stopped all five shots asked of him on special teams, including a pair on the kill. He's allowed at least three goals over his last four games, totaling 10 goals against in that span. His record falls to 10-6-1 with a .919 save percentage and a 2.23 GAA.
Dec 2 - 12:55 AM

Braden Holtby will be the Capitals' starter on Thursday.

Holtby has allowed at least three goals in each of his last three starts. He has a 10-5-1 record, 2.18 GAA, and .920 save percentage in 16 games this season.
Dec 1 - 12:10 PM

Jakub Vrana will make his NHL debut on Thursday.

Vrana was taken with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He has nine goals and 16 points in 18 AHL contests this season. He's projected to serve on the second line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andre Burakovsky.
Dec 1 - 11:29 AM

Paul Carey missed Thursday's morning skate due to an illness.

Carey might miss Thursday's contest as a result. He has a goal and an assist in 27 career NHL games.
Dec 1 - 11:26 AM

Matt Niskanen (lower body) will play on Thursday.

Niskanen left Saturday's game due to the ailment, but he didn't end up missing any additional playing time. It probably helped that the Capitals had a gap in their schedule, providing him with nearly a week to recover.
Dec 1 - 11:24 AM

Zach Sanford has been assigned to Hershey of the AHL.

He has contributed one assist and 17 shots in 19 games this season with Washington.
Nov 30 - 5:13 PM

Jakub Vrana has been summoned from the minors.

He has nine goals and 16 points in 18 games for Hershey of the AHL this year. The 13th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft could make his big-league debut on Thursday night.
Nov 30 - 5:11 PM

Paul Carey has been recalled by Washington.

He has skated in one game with the Capitals this year and has 14 points in 16 matches with AHL Hershey.
Nov 30 - 5:08 PM

Brett Connolly practiced alongside Andre Burakovsky and Evgeny Kuznetsov on Wednesday.

This will be his first chance to play in Washington's top-six forward group. "I just think that he has in the past shown some ability to produce some offense," coach Barry Trotz said. "I think he's been going better, so we just moved him up there to see what that would look like."
Nov 30 - 3:36 PM


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