Category Archives: Roster Moves

T.J. Oshie is Having the Best Start of His Career. How Much of a Difference has he Made with the Capitals?

During the 2014-15 season, the Capitals were 45-26-11 and were second in the division. Alex Ovechkin had a terrific year, leading the league with 53 goals and had 81 points in 81 games played. Nicklas Backstrom was just as good … Continue reading

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Injuries have Piled Up For the Capitals the Past Few Weeks, But Could that Help Them Down the Road?

¬†Unlike recent years, injuries have begun to plague the Capitals this season. It’s been a little more than three weeks since the season started and the Capitals have played 10 games. Through those 10 games, the Capitals have already placed … Continue reading

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Capitals Place Andre Burakovsky on Injured Reserve

The Capitals announced Tuesday morning that they have placed Andre Burakovsky on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury he sustained in the last few minutes in the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday. This comes a … Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Chandler Stephenson from Hershey

Photo: Washington Capitals In the wake of an injury to forward Andre Burkovsky in the team’s 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday, and a scare to captain Alex Ovechkin in practice this morning, the Capitals have recalled forward … Continue reading

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Capitals Finalize the Opening Night Roster

October is here and the season starts Thursday night in Ottawa. After winning their final preseason game on Sunday in dramatic fashion against the Blues, Barry Trotz and his coaching staff had to decide who was ultimately going to make … Continue reading

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Capitals GM Brian MacLellan Shares His Thoughts on Start of 2017-18 Season

Brian MacLellan talked about a lot of things before the 2017-18 season officially kicks off tomorrow. The Caps’ first game is against the Ottawa Senators on the road, where the Capitals will play eight out of the first 12 games … Continue reading

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Capitals defeat Blues 4-3, End Preseason on High Note

The Capitals’ preseason wrapped up this afternoon with a 4-3 win against the Blues at Scottrade Arena in St. Louis this afternoon.¬†

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Hershey Bears Announce Roster Cuts, Trim Roster by 10

Photo: Julie Beidler After recently beginning their own training camp, the Capitals’ American Hockey League Affiliate Hershey Bears received several players from the Caps on loan in preparation for the start of the AHL season. Today, the Bears announced their … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Trotz is Planning to Start Season With Orpik in Top 4

With the losses of Kevin Shattenkirk and Karl Alzner in free agency and Nate Schmidt to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, the Capitals have a hole to fill on their defense. Salary cap restrictions due to long-term … Continue reading

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Canes Clip Caps, 3-1

Less than 96 hours before Tuesday’s 5:00 p.m. roster deadline, players hoping to make the team on Opening Night took to the ice in Raleigh for the Capitals’ sixth preseason game of the year. While there were some noteworthy performances, … Continue reading

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