Category Archives: Defense

Capitals Acquire Radko Gudas From Flyers In Exchange For Matt Niskanen

Photo: USA Today The Washington Capitals announced on Friday morning that the team acquired defenseman Radko Gudas from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Matt Niskanen. The Flyers will retain 30% of Gudas’ cap hit. The trade clears $3.395 … Continue reading

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After Being A Healthy Scratch With Blackhawks, Michal Kempny Has Become Pivotal Piece For Capitals

Photo: Sporting News When the Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Michal Kempny from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a third-round pick in the upcoming draft on February 19, 2018, it was considered a minor move around the NHL.

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Bounceback Season From Dmitry Orlov In 2019-20 Key For Capitals

Photo: NBC Sports Washington After a career-year and playing a key role in the Washington Capitals‘ Stanley Cup victory in 2017-18, defenseman Dmitry Orlov had a down year by his standards this past season. If the Capitals are going to … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why the Washington Capitals Should Remain in Playoff Contention in 2019-20

The Washington Capitals should be in the postseason mix for the 2019-20 season. Continue reading

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After Struggling In The Stanley Cup Playoffs, Nick Jensen Has A Lot To Prove In 2019-20 For Capitals

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images When defenseman Michal Kempny went down with a torn hamstring that ended his season in mid-March, a door opened for Nick Jensen to jump into the Washington Capitals‘ top-four defensive group and possibly get some time … Continue reading

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A Look At UFA Defensemen The Capitals Could Target

Photo: ESPN With Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen possibly on the trade block in order to clear cap space, an additional $5.75 million could be available for the team to spend in free agency and/or trades. If the Capitals are … Continue reading

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With Kempny On the Sidelines, the Capitals Will Need More Contributions From the Depth Defensemen

Despite Michal Kempny’s leg injury, the Washington Capitals are in good shape defensively. Continue reading

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Capitals Re-assign Tyler Lewington to AHL Hershey

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals reassigned defenseman Tyler Lewington to the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Monday morning, the team announced. The Capitals recalled Lewington on Saturday in preparations for defenseman Michal Kempny to miss some time after he was on … Continue reading

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Michal Kempny Out “Indefinitely”

Photo: Sportsnet Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden that defenseman Michal Kempny, who suffered a lower-body injury after wrestling with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette in a scrum during the second period of the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime loss to the … Continue reading

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Todd Reirden On Michal Kempny Injury: “He’s Going To Miss Some Time”

Photo: NBC Sports Washington Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny left during the second period of the team’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night with a lower-body injury after Lightning forward Cedric Paquette took him down … Continue reading

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