Matt Niskanen Makes His Return Tonight


After injuring his left thumb on Friday the 13th against the Devils just over a month ago, Matt Niskanen will make his return tonight against the Nashville Predators. Niskanen missed a total of 13 games. Barry Trotz hinted last week that he was inching closer to returning to game action and Tuesday at morning skate things came full circle. 

Niskanen was placed on the third defensive pair alongside Dmitry Orlov. In addition, Niskanen was practicing on the second power play unit replacing Christian Djoos.

After the morning skate, Trotz told reporters that his game plan is to ease Niskanen back into the flow of things. If he’s up to speed, he could play up to 20 minutes.

Niskanen talked to the media following the skate.

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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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