Category Archives: Defense

Capitals Place Michal Kempny On Injured Non-Roster

Photo: NBCS The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have placed defenseman Michal Kempny on injured non-roster, meaning that he will not count against the salary cap and can be activated as soon as he is ready.

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Capitals’ Christian Djoos Clears Waivers, Gets Assigned To AHL Hershey

Photo: Sportsnet The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday that defenseman Christian Djoos has cleared waivers and has been sent to the AHL’s Hershey Bears a day after they waived him.

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The Capitals Team Blueprint Will Continue to Pave the Way For A Successful 2019-20

The Washington Capitals have constructed a team blueprint that is built for success. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Prospect Alex Alexeyev: “The Goal Is To Make The Team”

Washington Capitals prospect Alexander Alexeyev spoke to the media at the 2019 NHLPA Prospects Showcase at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Sunday afternoon. He discussed captain Alex Ovechkin, his experience at the showcase, and more.

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Lightning Sign Former Capitals Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk To One-Year, $1.75 Million Contract

Photo: Blueshirt Banter The Tampa Bay Lightning announced on Monday morning that they have signed defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to a one-year contract worth $1.75 million. The 30-year old became an unrestricted free agent on July 31 after the New York … Continue reading

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Capitals Assistant Coach Reid Cashman Gives “Building Deception In Your D[efense]” Presentation At 2019 Coaches Conference

Washington Capitals assistant coach Reid Cashman gave a presentation called “Building Deception In Your D[efense]” on the second day of the 2019 Hockey Coaches Conference at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario on Friday afternoon. Here are some highlights from his … Continue reading

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Capitals Re-sign Colby Williams To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

Photo: Tori Hartman The Washington Capitals announced on Saturday afternoon that they have re-signed defenseman Colby Williams to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal carries a cap hit of $700,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level. … Continue reading

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Burgdoerfer, Hughes Signings Add Veteran Presence to Hershey Blue Line

Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire, Via Associated Press With the loss of veteran defenseman Aaron Ness in free agency and the pending departure of Ryan Sproul, Tyler Lewington was left as the lone veteran presence on the Hershey Bears’ blueline. The Hershey … Continue reading

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Capitals Get Martin Has With 153rd Overall Pick

Photo: Canucks Forum The Washington Capitals selected defenseman Martin Has with their fifth-round pick (153rd overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft. The 18-year old spent the past two seasons with Tappara U20 of the Jr. A SM-liiga in Finland. 

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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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