Player News - Capitals

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Andre Burakovsky scored a goal in a 3-2 shootout win over the Devils on Saturday.

Burakovsky is red hot with 12 points in his last nine games with goals in five straight games. If he is available in your league, pick up the talented forward before it is too late. His second period goal was assisted by Justin Williams and Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Feb 6 - 4:40 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 22 of 24 shots in in a 3-2 shootout win over the Devils.

Holtby is 4-0-1 in his last five games and continues to put together a string of great performances. He is the leading candidate for the Vezina trophy and should never be taken out of your lineup. His record is now 32-5-3 in 41 games played.
Feb 6 - 4:36 PM

Braden Holtby will play between the pipes on Saturday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils.

The leading candidate for the Vezina trophy, Holtby should be in your fantasy lineups every time he starts in goal. In 11 career games against the Devils, he is 7-3-1 with .926 save percentage and a 2.10 GAA. He is looking for his 32nd win of the season.
Feb 6 - 12:12 PM

The Washington Capitals have called up Connor Carrick.

Carrick has nine goals and 22 points in 39 AHL contests in 2015-16. He's played in 37 career games with Washington, scoring a goal and six points.
Feb 5 - 11:24 AM

Paul Carey has been called up by Washington.

Carey has 13 goals and 31 points in 43 AHL games this season. He's also played in two games with Washington, but didn't record a point in either contest.
Feb 5 - 11:23 AM

The Washington Capitals have returned Zach Sill to AHL Hershey.

Sill has a goal in nine games with Washington in 2015-16. He also has nine points and 34 penalty minutes in 35 AHL contests.
Feb 5 - 11:22 AM

Aaron Ness has been sent to the minors.

Ness was called up in case they needed an extra defenseman on Thursday, but he ended up serving as a healthy scratch. He has two goals and 15 points in 32 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Feb 5 - 11:21 AM

Taylor Chorney (flu) was able to play on Thursday.

He sat out Wednesday's skate due to the illness and was considered a game-time decision to play against the Islanders. Chorney had a minus-1 rating in 11:56 of ice time in the match.
Feb 5 - 2:57 AM

Braden Holtby continued his winning ways on Thursday night, stopping 24 of 26 shots to earn a 3-2 victory over the Islanders.

Holtby now has a spectacular 31-5-3 record this season with a 2.07 goals against average and .929 save percentage. He is certainly one of the top options in the crease in fantasy hockey.
Feb 4 - 11:22 PM

Nicklas Backstrom pitched in two assists in the Caps' win over the Islanders on Thursday night.

The 28-year-old now has four goals and three assists in his past five games. Backstrom has been superb this season with 46 points in 45 games.
Feb 4 - 11:19 PM

Stanislav Galiev is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the New York Islanders.

The 24-year-old replaced the suspended Alex Ovechkin in Washington's first game back from the All-Star break. Aaron Ness will join him in the press box while Marcus Johanssen misses the game because of an upper-body injury.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 4 - 8:14 PM

Braden Holtby will play between the pipes on Thursday.

As previously reported, Holtby is also expected to start on Saturday and Sunday. He'll be going for his 31st victory of the season.
Feb 4 - 12:07 PM

Brooks Orpik (lower body) participated in Washington's Thursday morning skate.

Orpik might follow that up by taking part in Friday's practice. In the meantime though, he will miss his 35th consecutive game on Thursday.
Feb 4 - 11:42 AM

Taylor Chorney (flu) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

If Chorney can't play then Aaron Ness will be inserted into the lineup. Chorney has five assists in 39 games this season.
Feb 4 - 11:41 AM

Braden Holtby is penciled in to start on Saturday and Sunday.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz hasn't set that plan in stone, but that's the way he's leaning right now. Holtby has a 2.07 GAA and .929 save percentage in 39 games this season.
Feb 4 - 11:40 AM


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