Matt Niskanen Injury Update

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Caps defensman Matt Niskanen left last night’s game in the second period after colliding with Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas. He left the game with what appeared to be a left knee injury. Niskanen would not return to the game. 

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Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan updated the media Thursday afternoon at Kettler, stating that Niskanen’s injury did not appear to be too serious, and he is officially listed as day-to-day.

Niskanen and Brooks Orpik did not particpate in Thursday’s practice at Kettler.

MacLellan said there are no current plans to bring up newly acquired Tom Gilbert right now. The Capitals want him to play at Hershey, but he might get him some games with the Caps before playoffs.

Barry Trotz provided an update after practice saying that Niskanen could potentially be back on the ice as early as tomorrow, but is still listed as day-to-day. He said the team might call up a blueliner for insurance purposes but not Tom Gilbert. They want to get him playing time in Hershey first.

By Jon Sorensen

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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