Player News - Capitals

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Braden Holtby made 22 saves on 24 shots in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

One game after allowing three goals on 12 shots, Holtby did his best to preserve a victory for the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. His record now improves to 17-7-0 with a 2.64 GAA and a .918 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 12 - 10:57 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov registered three assists in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.

Kuznetsov recorded his first multi-point game since Nov. 30, assisting on the game's opening before dishing two more assists in the third. Kuznetsov now has 10 goals and 34 points in 32 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 12 - 10:53 PM

Taylor Chorney will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Avalanche.

Chorney has one goal and two assists in 20 games this season. It's the seventh game in a row that he'll watch from the press box.
Dec 12 - 6:40 PM

Coach Barry Trotz said that T.J. Oshie (upper body) won't travel with the team to Boston for Thursday night's game.

We will see if he's ready to play on Saturday against Anaheim. Oshie hasn't been in the lineup since Dec. 4 due to an upper-body injury.
Dec 12 - 5:14 PM

Braden Holtby will start Tuesday night against Colorado.

Holtby was yanked after just 21:34 of action on Monday night against the Islanders after he allowed three goals on 12 shots. Coach Barry Trotz will go back to him versus the Avalanche.
Dec 12 - 5:05 PM

T.J. Oshie (upper body) won't play Tuesday night.

This will be the fourth straight match he has missed with an upper-body injury. Oshie was on the ice Tuesday morning for the Capitals' optional skate.
Dec 12 - 4:28 PM

Braden Holtby was pulled in Monday's game against the New York Islanders.

Holtby lasted only 21:34, as he allowed three goals on just 12 shots. Philipp Grubauer entered the game in relief of Holtby, and he stopped all 17 shots he faced. The Caps starting goaltender now has a 16-7-0 record with a 2.67 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage this season. The loss puts an end to his three-game winning streak.
Dec 11 - 10:20 PM

Dmitry Orlov found the back of the net in Monday's 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders.

Orlov finally got the Capitals on the board at the 8:23 mark of the third period, but it was too late for them to make a comeback at that point. The Russian blue liner finished the game with four shots on goal and three hits in 21:56 of ice time. Orlov has three goals and eight assists in 31 games. He doesn't need to be owned in any fantasy league.
Dec 11 - 10:11 PM

Taylor Chorney will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Islanders.

This is his sixth consecutive game watching from the press box. Chorney has one goal and two assists in 20 games this season.
Dec 11 - 6:54 PM

Braden Holtby will start Monday against the New York Islanders.

Holtby has won each of his three outings, while allowing two goals against in each of his last two appearances. He has a 16-6-0 record this year with a 2.57 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage.
Dec 11 - 5:18 PM

T.J. Oshie (upper body) skated on his own Sunday.

That is a good start as he was injured Monday. He did not accompany the team to New York where they take on the Islanders. He has 10 goals and 23 points in 28 games this season. Keep him reserved for now and hope he is able to play later in the week.
Dec 11 - 7:28 AM

T.J. Oshie won't join the Capitals on their trip to New York.

Oshie will consequently miss Monday's game against the Islanders. It will be his third straight contest on the sidelines.
Dec 10 - 12:20 PM

In case you haven't noticed, Tom Wilson has been on fire the past month and is proving to be an extremely valuable fantasy player.

In his last 13 games Wilson, who is now playing on the Capitals' top line with Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, has 11 points. He has three goals and four assists during a three--game point streak. That along with his 68 penalty minutes and plus-seven rating makes Wilson a fantasy monster. If he can be acquired reasonably don't hesitate to pick him up.
Dec 9 - 12:08 PM

Although he did not record a point in Friday's 4-2 win over the Rangers, Andre Burakovsky impressed coach Barry Trotz with his performance.

Trotz thought Burakovsky had good jump and did not look rusty despite being sidelined since October 21st with a broken thumb. If you have not already done so, activate Burakovsky as he will likely get ample power-play ice time and will be in the Capitals' top six.
Dec 9 - 12:01 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly recorded an assist in Washington's 4-2 win over the Rangers Friday night.

Smith-Pelly has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four contests. He's up to four goals and 10 points in 30 contests this season. His single season career-high in points in 25 and he might finish around there in 2017-18.
Dec 9 - 6:01 AM


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