Update on Matt Niskanen

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Matt Niskanen sustained a “lower body injury” at the end of the second period in Saturday night’s game against the Maple Leafs in Toronto. Niskanen would try to return at the start of the third period, gave it a go, but could go no further, missing the final 19 minutes of the game. 

Niskanen was not on the ice for Monday morning’s practice. (the Capitals first practice since his injury):

The Capitals made a press release later in the morning:

Niskanen has not missed a game since signing with the Capitals prior to the 2014-15 season, suiting up for 185 consecutive contests. However, the Capitals are off until Thursday, when they host the New York Islanders at Verizon Center.

Defensive line combinations at this morning’s practice, sans Matt Niskanen:

Trotz stated after practice he anticipates Niskanen will practice Wednesday, and hopeful he’ll play on Thursday versus the Islanders.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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