Djoos Back on the Loose: A Look At How Christian Djoos Fared in His First Game Back

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Having been out since mid-December with an injury (a total of 24 games), the return of defenseman Christian Djoos in the Capitals’ Saturday night loss to the Florida Panthers was a welcome sight. In this piece, NoVa Caps takes a look at how Djoos fared in his return. In his first game back in nearly two months, Djoos played a total of 10:53 of ice time, finishing the game with a plus-1 rating, one giveaway, two shots on goal and a minor penalty. His defensive partner Brooks Orpik, by contrast, 16:56, finished with a plus-1, two shots on net, one hit, three blocked shots, and one takeaway.

Given how long he had missed, it is unsurprising Head Coach Todd Reirden limited Djoos’ ice time in his first game action in nearly two months. As Djoos adjusts once again to the pace of play (and his recent conditioning stint with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears would have certainly helped in that adjustment).

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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