Category Archives: Injuries

“You Want to Finish on Your Own Terms”: Nicklas Backstrom Says Finishing His Career the Way He Wanted Was A Factor in Offseason Hip Surgery

Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps The Washington Capitals will be without their longtime stalwart down the middle, Center Nicklas Backstrom, for a good chunk of the season (at least) after the former first-round pick underwent offseason hip surgery to correct an ailment … Continue reading

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1992-93 Washington Capitals: A Roller Coaster Season Of Transition

Photo: Getty Images The 1992-93 season was the first NHL season that was 84 games in length instead of the usual (at the time) 80 games. For the Washington Capitals, it was also a season of transition, as former key … Continue reading

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Capitals Contracts: A Swede Deal Turns Sour

Photo: Hockeey News Sometimes a free agent signing will be the logical move for a team to make, but it ends up not working out. In many cases, the player gets injured and is unable to return to his former … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson Scores Capitals’ First Goal of the 2022 Postseason, Exits Game With Injury

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images The Washington Capitals’ much-anticipated Game 1 matchup against the Florida Panthers in the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs got off to a positive start for the visiting Caps, as right wing Tom Wilson scored … Continue reading

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A Sweet Return Between the Pipes: Vitek Vanecek Stands Strong in First Game Since February 1

Photo: The Hershey Bears After suffering an injury in the first period of the Washington Capitals’ game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 1, goaltender Vitek Vanecek has slowly but surely worked his way back to a return to the … Continue reading

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Down A Defenseman: Justin Schultz Leaves Capitals’ Game Against the Nashville Predators With Upper-body Injury

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images While an early goal by hometown forward Joe Snively got the Washington Capitals off to a good start against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, the Caps lost defenseman Justin Schultz early to injury.

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Capitals’ Nick Jensen Leaves Game vs. Bruins With Upper-Body Injury

The Washington Capitals announced that defenseman Nick Jensen will not return for Thursday’s game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden due to an upper-body injury.

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Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Leaves Saturday’s Game vs. Islanders With Upper-Body Injury

The Washington Capitals announced that right-wing T.J. Oshie will not return due to an upper-body injury for Saturday’s matinee game against the New York Islanders at USB Arena.

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Numerous COVID-19 Cases Disrupting NHL and Other Sports – Players Pulled From Games

Photo: Calgary Flames Recent COVID-19 outbreaks are currently disrupting the NHL as well as many other sports. The outbreaks have caused the Calgary Flames to postpone three games while the Carolina Hurricanes are also dealing with an outbreak and have … Continue reading

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Another One Gone: Tom Wilson Exits Game Against Penguins With Upper-Body Injury, Being Evaluated

Screen cap: ESPN With the Capitals having already lost defenseman Martin Fehervary to injury during their Wednesday night loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and a number of players already out due to health-related issues, the team received another blow when … Continue reading

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