Team News
09/24/2018 3:59pm Pheonix Copley (Wsh)
Copley will be the road starter versus the Blues on Tuesday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
09/24/2018 3:54pm Devante Smith-Pelly (Wsh)
Smith-Pelly (coach's decision) won't play Tuesday against the Blues according to head coach Todd Reirden, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
09/24/2018 3:51pm John Carlson (Wsh)
Carlson (lower body) will play Tuesday against the Blues, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
09/24/2018 11:53am (Wsh)
Alexeyev signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Capitals on Sunday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. (rotowire.com)
09/22/2018 12:40pm Dmitry Orlov (Wsh)
Orlov recorded an assist, four shots and a minus-1 rating during Fridays 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes. (rotowire.com)
09/22/2018 12:37pm Nicklas Backstrom (Wsh)
Backstrom recorded a goal and a minus-1 rating during Fridays 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes. (rotowire.com)
09/22/2018 12:33pm Ilya Samsonov (Wsh)
Samsonov turned aside six of seven shots faced during Fridays 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes. (rotowire.com)
09/22/2018 12:29pm Braden Holtby (Wsh)
Holtby turned aside 15 of 18 shots faced during Fridays 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes. (rotowire.com)
09/22/2018 12:06pm (Wsh)
Bau has been returned to AHL Hershey, according to the Capitals' PR staff. (rotowire.com)
09/21/2018 1:46pm John Carlson (Wsh)
The Capitals are taking a cautious approach with Carlson's (lower body) recovery, but the "ultimate plan" is for the defender to play Tuesday against the Blues, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. (rotowire.com)
09/21/2018 1:43pm Braden Holtby (Wsh)
Holtby will start between the pipes in Friday's road preseason matchup with the Hurricanes, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. (rotowire.com)
09/21/2018 9:57am Lars Eller (Wsh)
Eller (lower body) will play in Friday's preseason contest against the Hurricanes, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. (rotowire.com)
09/20/2018 10:39pm Vitek Vanecek (Wsh)
Vanecek stopped three of four shots in relief of Pheonix Copley during Thursday's 5-2 preseason loss to Montreal. (rotowire.com)
09/20/2018 10:16pm Pheonix Copley (Wsh)
Copley surrendered four goals on 24 shots before giving way to Vitek Vanecek in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Montreal. (rotowire.com)
09/20/2018 10:09pm Alex Ovechkin (Wsh)
Ovechkin contributed a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-2 preseason loss to Montreal. (rotowire.com)
09/20/2018 6:17pm Pheonix Copley (Wsh)
Copley will start in tonight's exhibition game against Montreal. (rotowire.com)
09/20/2018 1:19pm Lars Eller (Wsh)
Eller (lower body) has yet to be given the green light to suit up in a preseason contest, but could make his debut against Carolina on Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. (rotowire.com)
09/20/2018 1:15pm John Carlson (Wsh)
Coach Todd Reirden will consult with the medical staff regarding whether Carlson (lower body) can suit up against Carolina on Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. (rotowire.com)
09/18/2018 10:12pm Riley Barber (Wsh)
Barber scored on one of his nine shots in Tuesday's 5-2 preseason loss to the Bruins. (rotowire.com)
09/18/2018 10:07pm Ilya Samsonov (Wsh)
Samsonov played the second half of Tuesday's 5-2 preseason loss to Boston, stopping nine of 11 shots. (rotowire.com)
09/18/2018 10:02pm Braden Holtby (Wsh)
Holtby played the first 28:46 of Tuesday's 5-2 preseason loss to Boston, stopping six of eight shots. (rotowire.com)
09/18/2018 9:59pm Matt Niskanen (Wsh)
Niskanen contributed a power-play goal and eight shots in Tuesday's 5-2 preseason loss to the Bruins. (rotowire.com)
09/18/2018 6:53pm Ilya Samsonov (Wsh)
Samsonov is expected to play half of Tuesday's preseason contest against the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com. (rotowire.com)
09/17/2018 4:14pm Braden Holtby (Wsh)
Holtby will be the home starter for Tuesday's preseason game against the Bruins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
09/17/2018 3:50pm Lars Eller (Wsh)
Eller (lower body) told reporters he feels "100 percent" and is ready for the rest of the preseason, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
09/17/2018 1:32pm John Carlson (Wsh)
Carlson (lower body) joined Monday's training camp session, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. (rotowire.com)
09/17/2018 1:29pm Lars Eller (Wsh)
Eller (lower body) took part in Monday's training camp session, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. (rotowire.com)
09/17/2018 12:51pm Christian Djoos (Wsh)
Djoos recorded an assist and three shots during Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Bruins. (rotowire.com)
09/17/2018 12:48pm Vitek Vanecek (Wsh)
Vanecek stopped all 12 shots face during Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Bruins. (rotowire.com)
09/17/2018 12:44pm Pheonix Copley (Wsh)
Copley turned aside 21 of 22 shots faced in two periods of action during Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Bruins. (rotowire.com)
09/16/2018 11:34pm Brett Connolly (Wsh)
Connolly lit the lamp for the defending champs in Sunday's 2-1 preseason loss to Boston. (rotowire.com)
09/16/2018 11:21pm Andre Burakovsky (Wsh)
Burakovsky recorded an assist in Sunday's preseason loss to Boston. (rotowire.com)
09/16/2018 12:10pm (Wsh)
Shumakov was on the ice for Sunday's scrimmage at the Capitals practice facility, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. (rotowire.com)
09/15/2018 9:11pm Evgeny Kuznetsov (Wsh)
Kuznetsov, according to Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan, could see time killing penalties in 2018-19, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. (rotowire.com)
09/15/2018 1:27pm Pheonix Copley (Wsh)
Copley will start in goal Tuesday against the Bruins to open the preseason, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports, adding that that the goalie will play the first half of the game. (rotowire.com)
09/15/2018 10:20am (Wsh)
Shumakov is expected to join the Capitals on Saturday after he settles a visa issue, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. (rotowire.com)
09/14/2018 11:59am John Carlson (Wsh)
Carlson is dealing with a lower-body injury, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. (rotowire.com)
09/14/2018 11:55am Lars Eller (Wsh)
Eller is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. (rotowire.com)
09/06/2018 12:39pm Brooks Orpik (Wsh)
Orpik told reporters that he doesn't have feeling in his pinky finger following an injury sustained in the Stanley Cup Final, NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
09/04/2018 1:43pm Riley Barber (Wsh)
Barber needs an excellent camp to reinvigorate his NHL aspirations, JJ Reagan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
09/04/2018 1:39pm Shane Gersich (Wsh)
Gersich will be in the mix for a roster spot during training camp, JJ Reagan of NBC Sports Washington speculates. (rotowire.com)
09/04/2018 1:36pm Nathan Walker (Wsh)
Walker faces stiff competition for a spot on the Capitals' opening night roster, JJ Reagan of NBC Sports Washington speculates. (rotowire.com)
09/04/2018 1:31pm Travis Boyd (Wsh)
Boyd has a solid shot to make the Capitals' opening night roster, JJ Reagan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
09/04/2018 1:26pm Liam O'Brien (Wsh)
O'Brien is running out of time to establish himself as a full-time NHL player, JJ Reagan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
09/04/2018 1:18pm Nicklas Backstrom (Wsh)
Backstrom (finger) took part of an informal skate with teammates Tuesday, JJ Reagan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
07/27/2018 9:16pm Tom Wilson (Wsh)
Wilson inked a six-year deal with the Capitals with an AAV of .17 million Saturday. (rotowire.com)
07/24/2018 4:03pm Brooks Orpik (Wsh)
Orpik put pen to paper on a one-year, million contract with Washington on Tuesday. (rotowire.com)
07/13/2018 12:36pm Liam O'Brien (Wsh)
O'Brien signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Capitals on Friday. The total value of the deal is .3 million. (rotowire.com)
07/05/2018 10:09pm Liam O'Brien (Wsh)
O'Brien has elected to go to arbitration Thursday. (rotowire.com)
07/03/2018 2:22pm Riley Barber (Wsh)
Barber signed a one-year, 0,000 extension with the Capitals on Tuesday. (rotowire.com)
07/01/2018 1:47pm Michael Sgarbossa (Wsh)
Sgarbossa inked a one-year, two-way deal with the AHL-Hershey on Sunday. (rotowire.com)
07/01/2018 12:50pm Travis Boyd (Wsh)
Boyd was re-signed to a two-year, .6 million extension Sunday. (rotowire.com)
07/01/2018 12:42pm Nic Dowd (Wsh)
Dowd has signed a one-year, 0,000 contract with the Capitals. (rotowire.com)
06/30/2018 11:29am Jay Beagle (Wsh)
Beagle has several teams interesting in potentially acquiring him through free agency, and it's driving the center's price up ahead of the signing period, Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet reports. (rotowire.com)
06/29/2018 9:36am Michal Kempny (Wsh)
Kempny will make .5 million AAV on the four-year deal he signed with Washington on Friday. (rotowire.com)
06/28/2018 9:06pm Michal Kempny (Wsh)
Kempny agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with the Capitals on Thursday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. (rotowire.com)
06/27/2018 5:57pm Devante Smith-Pelly (Wsh)
Smith-Pelly signed a one-year, million contract with the Capitals on Wednesday, NHL Network's Kevin Weekes reports. (rotowire.com)
06/26/2018 9:49am Riley Barber (Wsh)
Barber received a qualifying offer Monday. (rotowire.com)
06/26/2018 9:45am Liam O'Brien (Wsh)
O'Brien received a qualifying offer Monday. (rotowire.com)
06/26/2018 9:41am Travis Boyd (Wsh)
Boyd was tendered a qualifying offer Monday. (rotowire.com)
06/26/2018 9:38am Madison Bowey (Wsh)
Bowey was tendered a qualifying offer Monday. (rotowire.com)
06/25/2018 4:16pm Tom Wilson (Wsh)
Wilson has been tendered a qualifying offer, Adam Zielonka of The Washington Times reports. (rotowire.com)
06/25/2018 4:08pm Devante Smith-Pelly (Wsh)
The Capitals are next expected to tender a qualifying offer to Devante Smith-Pelly, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. (rotowire.com)
06/24/2018 6:30pm John Carlson (Wsh)
Carlson signed an eight-year, million contract with the Capitals on Sunday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. (rotowire.com)
06/23/2018 12:10pm (Wsh)
Fehervary was drafted 46th overall by the Capitals at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday. (rotowire.com)
06/23/2018 11:03am John Carlson (Wsh)
Carlson is close to re-signing with the Capitals, reports NHL.com. (rotowire.com)
06/22/2018 11:01pm (Wsh)
Alexeyev was drafted 31st overall by the Capitals at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. (rotowire.com)
06/17/2018 6:41pm Ilya Samsonov (Wsh)
Samsonov is expected to get a heavy workload with AHL Hershey, JJ Reagan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
06/17/2018 6:03pm Pheonix Copley (Wsh)
Copley could be in line for a full-time NHL role with the Capitals in 2018-19, JJ Reagan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
06/15/2018 10:48am Philipp Grubauer (Wsh)
Grubauer has been placed on the trading block by the Capitals, The Washington Post reports. (rotowire.com)
06/14/2018 11:19pm Brooks Orpik (Wsh)
Orpik told Capitals beat writer Tarik El-Bashir that his pinkie finger "kinda fell off" following a slash during the Game 2 win over the Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Finals. The defenseman also suffered an unrelated hand injury earlier in the playoffs that might require surgery. (rotowire.com)
06/13/2018 5:04pm Michal Kempny (Wsh)
Kempny, a pending unrestricted free agent, has already met with Capitals GM Brian MacLellan to discuss a new contract, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports, adding that there's mutual interest in the two sides reaching a new deal. (rotowire.com)
06/13/2018 4:55pm Jay Beagle (Wsh)
Beagle is waiting to discuss contract negotiations until Washington sorts out its more pressing contract situations, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
06/13/2018 4:42pm John Carlson (Wsh)
Carlson, a pending unrestricted free agent, expressed his desire to remain with the Capitals, though he added, "there's more to it than that," Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
06/13/2018 2:26pm Evgeny Kuznetsov (Wsh)
Kuznetsov indicated that it was his shoulder that was injured in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals and will not require surgery, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
06/13/2018 12:56pm Nicklas Backstrom (Wsh)
Backstrom will not need surgery to repair two fractures in his finger, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. (rotowire.com)
06/09/2018 10:42am Jay Beagle (Wsh)
Beagle has made hockey history as the only player to win a championship in the ECHL, AHL and NHL, Kathryn Tappen of NBC Sports reports. (rotowire.com)
06/08/2018 3:03pm Andre Burakovsky (Wsh)
Burakovsky recorded a helper in the Game 5 Stanley Cup-clinching victory over Vegas on Thursday. (rotowire.com)
06/08/2018 2:02pm Tom Wilson (Wsh)
Wilson notched an assist in Thursday's Game 5 Stanley Cup-winning game against Vegas. (rotowire.com)
06/08/2018 1:28am Jakub Vrana (Wsh)
Vrana opened the scoring Thursday as his team clinched the Stanley Cup with a 4-3 win over the Golden Knights. (rotowire.com)
06/08/2018 1:18am Devante Smith-Pelly (Wsh)
Smith-Pelly potted his seventh goal of the postseason in Thursday's 4-3, championship-clinching win over Vegas. (rotowire.com)
06/08/2018 1:15am Nicklas Backstrom (Wsh)
Backstrom dished out a power-play helper during Thursday's 4-3, Stanley Cup-clinching win over Vegas. (rotowire.com)
06/08/2018 1:07am Evgeny Kuznetsov (Wsh)
Kuznetsov dished out a helper on his team's opening goal in Thursday's 4-3, Game 5 win over the Golden Knights. The victory clinched a 4-1 series win and the Stanley Cup for Washington. (rotowire.com)
06/08/2018 1:04am John Carlson (Wsh)
Carlson helped Washington clinch its first Stanley Cup victory in franchise history Thursday by chipping in a power-play helper in a 4-3 victory over the Golden Knights. (rotowire.com)
06/08/2018 12:49am Lars Eller (Wsh)
Eller clinched the first Stanley Cup in Capitals franchise history by scoring the winning goal in Thursday's 4-3, Game 5 win over the Golden Knights. (rotowire.com)
06/08/2018 12:45am Braden Holtby (Wsh)
Holtby denied 28 of 31 shots from the Golden Knights on Thursday to net the Capitals their first ever Stanley Cup Trophy. (rotowire.com)
06/08/2018 12:29am Alex Ovechkin (Wsh)
Ovechkin converted a power-play goal against the Golden Knights on the way to a Stanley Cup win, and he earned the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP on Thursday. (rotowire.com)
06/07/2018 5:12pm Braden Holtby (Wsh)
Holtby is projected to start Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Golden Knights in Vegas, NHL.com reports. (rotowire.com)
06/05/2018 10:23am Michal Kempny (Wsh)
Kempny converted a one-timer Monday in a 6-2 win over the Golden Knights to take Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. (rotowire.com)
06/05/2018 10:14am Alex Ovechkin (Wsh)
Ovechkin corralled a secondary assist for his lone point Monday night as the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 6-2 in Game 4. (rotowire.com)
06/05/2018 12:51am Evgeny Kuznetsov (Wsh)
Kuznetsov put up four apples Monday, leading his team in scoring in a 6-2 win over Vegas in Game 4. (rotowire.com)
06/05/2018 12:48am Brooks Orpik (Wsh)
Orpik registered six blocked shots and six hits Monday, helping hold off the Golden Knights in a 6-2 win in Game 4. (rotowire.com)
06/05/2018 12:45am T.J. Oshie (Wsh)
Oshie scored a power-play goal, added two assists and picked up 10 penalty minutes in Game 4, a 6-2 win over Vegas on Monday. (rotowire.com)
06/05/2018 12:22am Nicklas Backstrom (Wsh)
Backstrom set up a pair of power-play goals and added a third helper Monday, helping his team earn a 6-2 win over Vegas in Game 4. (rotowire.com)
06/04/2018 11:09pm Braden Holtby (Wsh)
Holtby stopped 28 of 30 shots Monday, helping his team win its third straight, a 6-2 win over Vegas in Game 4 to put the Capitals one game away from hoisting the Cup. (rotowire.com)
06/04/2018 1:10pm Braden Holtby (Wsh)
Holtby will get the starting nod against the Golden Knights for Monday's Game 4 matchup, J.J. Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. (rotowire.com)
06/04/2018 12:56pm Brooks Orpik (Wsh)
As expected, Orpik (undisclosed) will be in action for Monday's Game 4 tilt against the Golden Knights, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. (rotowire.com)
06/03/2018 1:10pm Brooks Orpik (Wsh)
Orpik said he had the wind knocked out of him from a hit by the Golden Knights James Neal in Game 3 on Saturday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. (rotowire.com)
06/03/2018 12:13am Devante Smith-Pelly (Wsh)
Smith-Pelly scored a beautiful goal in the Capitals 3-1 win over the Golden Knights on Saturday. (rotowire.com)
06/02/2018 11:53pm Braden Holtby (Wsh)
Holtby stopped 21 shots in a 3-1 win over Las Vegas on Saturday night. (rotowire.com)