Capitals Rumors & News

  • Capitals make a statement with win over Rangers

    CSN Washington "Jason Chimera’s voice was a little hoarse as he addressed the media inside the visiting locker room of Madison Square Garden early Sunday evening. Maybe it was from all the screaming he did on the ice while celebrating his back-to-back, game-turning, perhaps season-saving goals in a 5-2 win..." March 30

  • Barry Trotz calls out Caps after win "Even if a win is a win is a win, especially for a team chasing a playoff berth, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave a rather blunt and unflattering assessment of his team's performance in this particular victory. "I didn't think we had a real hard work ethic, weren't diligent on our..." March 29

  • Capitals assign Orlov to AHL for conditioning "The Washington Capitals on Friday assigned defenseman Dmitry Orlov to Hershey of the American Hockey League for conditioning purposes. Orlov, 23, has not played this season because of a wrist injury. He was on the ice with Hershey and expected to dress Friday for the Bears game against the..." March 27

  • Capitals escape with win after late Devils goal forces OT

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 3-2 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils Thursday night at Verizon Center: How it happened: Matt Niskanen hammered a slapshot through a maze of players and past Devils goaltender Cory Schneider with 1:13 gone in overtime. Seconds earlier, Evgeny Kuznetsov..." March 27

  • Capitals' Wilson fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment "Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today. Revised for the 2014-15 season following offseason approval by the League's Board of Governors and the National Hockey..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Caps' D-man nearing first game of 2014-15: 'It almost kill me'

    CSN Washington "For Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, the long, lonely and painful road to recovery is nearing its conclusion. Whether or not it ends with him playing his first NHL game of the season could be determined in the next week. Sidelined all season with a fractured left wrist that he says is still..." March 24

  • Pavs earns shutout as Jets blank Caps 3-0

    Winnipeg Free Press "It had white-flag surrender, toe-tag on the season written all over it. It was to be the perfect example of a buzzkill, the cops banging on the door AND the kegs running dry to ruin a dandy party. Rewind, if you can, to March 6th — just 16 days ago — when Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice stood..." March 22

  • Orpik returning to the lineup vs. Minnesota; Gleason likely sidelined

    Washington Post "Defenseman Brooks Orpik appears poised to return from a lower-body injury that had sidelined him for four straight games, skating on the Washington Capitals’ top pairing beside John Carlson at their morning workout before facing the Minnesota Wild. “I feel good,” Orpik said. “We’ll see. I felt..." March 19

  • Puck retrieval system is a well-oiled machine

    Washington Post "It was a simple sequence, one the Washington Capitals’ defensemen had performed hundreds of times since training camp, drilled until they could act on reflex alone. During practice Wednesday afternoon, defenseman Brooks Orpik chased after a loose puck that skirted behind his team’s goal line,..." March 19

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Capitals grind out a shootout victory against last-place Sabres

    Washington Post "Once the ugliness of Monday night had settled, after the Washington Capitals had barely absconded from a dog fight with the NHL’s worst team, they began the necessary task of flushing a 4-3 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres down the toilet. Only now could they ignore the process and..." March 17

  • Nate Schmidt scores first and Braden Holtby has all the stops as Caps win, 2-0

    Washington Post "Braden Holtby stood motionless in the crease and stared straight ahead, calm amid the chaos of Sunday night’s 2-0 win over the Boston Bruins. Sporting a fresh haircut and a renewed focus, the goaltender had already hip-checked one skater into the boards and stealthily punched another from his..." March 16

  • 15d
    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    The Capitals have recalled Philipp Grubauer on an emergency basis. Chris Conner also up, Andre Burakovsky down.

  • 17d
    Washington Capitals @washcaps

    With Mike Green back in the lineup, Barry Trotz says Cameron Schilling heads to Hershey. Andre Burakovsky will be recalled for #CapsStars.

  • Caps D-man skates at practice after missing all of season so far

    CSN Washington "Sidelined since undergoing neck surgery on Oct. 22, Caps defenseman John Erskine, 34, skated for about 30 minutes before the Caps’ 11:30 a.m. practice on Thursday. Erskine was in full practice gear and shot a few pucks and worked on his skating. Erskine was a healthy scratch for five games before..." March 12

  • Rangers storm past Capitals, now have best record in NHL

    New York Post "It is as if Barbra Streisand had left “Funny Girl” with an illness and the show’s Broadway run became even hotter with an understudy in the lead role. Because the Rangers roared into first place, not only in the Metropolitan Division, not only in the Eastern Conference, but in the overall NHL..." March 12

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • 18d
    Adam Vingan @AdamVingan

    No Brooks Orpik (lower body). He'll miss his first game of the season tonight.

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Ovechkin (lower body) to miss first game of the season tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier today, Brough passed along news that “banged up” Washington captain Alex Ovechkin was questionable for tonight’s tilt against Minnesota. Well, now you can rule him out officially. The Caps have just announced that Ovechkin will miss his first game of the season with a lower-body..." March 05

  • Burakovsky recalled from AHL Hershey

    CSN Washington "Less than three days after assigning him to Hershey of the American Hockey League, the Capitals recalled Andre Burakovsky today. With Michael Latta sidelined Tuesday night with an upper body injury sustained on a blindside hit from Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll, it is unclear if..." March 05

  • Alex Ovechkin game time decision on Thursday with lower body injury "Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin will be a game time decision on Thursday night for their game against the Minnesota Wild as he deals with a lower body injury according to the team. He did not participate in the team's morning skate. Ovechkin is currently tied with teammate Nicklas..." March 05

  • Capitals sign defenseman Tyler Lewington to three-year contract

    Washington Post "Wednesday evening, the Washington Capitals signed prospect defenseman Tyler Lewington to a three-year, entry-level contract, beginning in the 2015-16 season, the team announced. The 20-year-old had impressed during the preseason, starting with a physical showing at the rookie game in Philadelphia..." March 05

  • Alex Ovechkin scores twice as Capitals win a physical game against Columbus

    Washington Post "Once the strangeness of a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets had settled, while his Washington Capitals teammates nursed their nicks and iced their bruises, forward Alex Ovechkin emerged from the visiting training room, settled gingerly into his locker stall and exhaled a deep breath. For 43..." March 04

  • 28d
    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    After Curtis Glencross addition, Capitals re-assign forward Andre Burakovsky to Hershey (AHL). #NHLTrade

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  • Flames deal Glencross to Capitals "The Calgary Flames have traded left wing Curtis Glencross to the Washington Capitals. In 53 games with the Flames this season, Glencross has scored nine goals and 19 assists. The 32-year-old is in the final year of a four-year contract he signed with the Flames prior to the 2011-2012 season..." March 01

  • Dustin Penner pulled from TV gig after insensitive jokes on Twitter "NHL free agent Dustin Penner was slated to be part of TSN's TradeCentre program as part of the Canadian network's NHL trade deadline coverage Monday. However, TSN confirmed Sunday that the former Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks forward is no longer slated on the air. Though the network did..." March 01

  • Dustin Penner apologizes after sending rape joke on Twitter

    Larry Brown Sports "Dustin Penner on Saturday learned the hard way that rape jokes are no laughing matter. Penner, a winger who spent nine seasons in the NHL but is currently a free agent, tweeted some questions about acquaintance rape in an apparent attempt to be funny." March 01

  • 30d
    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    The Capitals are finalizing a trade sending D Jack Hillen and a draft pick to Carolina for D Tim Gleason, per league sources.

  • 30d
    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Waivers today: McMillan (VAN), Erixon (CHI), Schlemko (DAL), Volpatti (WSH), Zepp (PHI). Teams creating flexibility for deadline deals.

  • 30d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Volpatti (WASH) on waivers

  • Trotz: ‘Good players, just not difference-makers’ available at trade deadline

    Washington Post "Each day now for the past month, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan has walked downstairs inside the team’s practice facility and stepped through the doors into the offices where the coaches work, hoping to bounce ideas and names off his colleagues. Five days remain until MacLellan reaches..." February 27

  • Penguins finally get first victory of season over Capitals

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Hockey is, above all else, a game of mistakes, and both teams made plenty Wednesday night in the Penguins’ 4-3 victory against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. There were unforced turnovers. Blown coverages. Needless penalties. But one error might have influenced the outcome more..." February 26

  • Trotz says Ovechkin given 'bad advice'

    CSN Washington "Barry Trotz didn’t mention the name of Adam Oates, but in a wide-ranging radio interview with Sportsnet 590 The Fan on Tuesday, the Capitals’ current coach questioned the tactics of his predecessor in his handling of captain Alex Ovechkin. “There was some bad advice given to Ovi at times, in..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Nine options for Caps as trade deadline nears

    CSN Washington "Earlier today, put together its list of 15 potential targets leading up to next Monday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. A few of those names almost certainly will grab the attention of the Capitals, who will spend the next seven days deciding whether they need to address perceived needs at..." February 24

  • Flyers win to get within striking distance of playoff spot

    Courier-Post "Considering the Flyers have been chasing the postseason picture all season, Sunday afternoon was just about as close as they could get to a playoff atmosphere without it being mid-April. They took another step toward that with a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals, putting them temporarily..." February 23

  • Cooler heads prevail as Capitals top scrappy Penguins

    CSN Washington "Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor and on Tuesday night the Capitals won a hockey game because they had cooler heads than the Penguins. With Alex Ovechkin in the middle of a firestorm – not to mention a beer shower -- the Penguins made it their priority to exact retribution on the..." February 18

  • Ovechkin under fire from beer-tossing Pens fan

    CSN Washington "Less than 10 hours after defending himself against diving accusations, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was back in the court of public opinion after his unpenalized slash to the back of Kris Letang’s right ankle drew the ire of Penguins fans, one of whom apparently dumped a beer on Ovechkin’s head..." February 18

  • 41d
    Shelly Anderson @_ShellyAnderson

    Ovechkin on Getzlaf's claim he dove: "Maybe he's jealous ... I'm not a diver."

  • Getzlaf on Ovechkin: ‘I didn’t know he was going to dive the way he did tonight’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alexander Ovechkin and Andre Burakovsky each scored twice Sunday night as the Washington Capitals defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-3. Marcus Johansson’s 14th of the season at 3:27 of the second period stood to be the game winner. Ovechkin, who also assisted on Burakovsky’s two goals, now has a..." February 16

  • Capitals survive San Jose in overtime

    Washington Post "The cheers whooped from inside the Washington Capitals’ dressing room and traveled down the halls of SAP Center, a release from the wackiness of their 5-4 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks. Their saviors were a lifetime grinder enjoying the latest surprise in a career offensive year, a..." February 12

  • 6 most underrated players in the NHL

    USA Today "It’s easy to judge a player’s excellence on his All-Star nods or big offensive numbers. There are a lot, however, who do more than the surface stats may indicate. Let’s take a look at some of the most underrated players: Center: Mathieu Perreault, Winnipeg Jets Your pick of Jets forwards..." February 11

  • Alex Ovechkin’s All-Star car to be raffled off to benefit special hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "We now know why Alex Ovechkin wanted a car so badly during All-Star weekend last month. Ovechkin’s new car will now be raffled off by the American Special Hockey Association, which was created in 2000 for players with developmental disabilities. The idea for raffling off the car came after the..." February 10

  • Capitals captain Ovechkin donates new car to charity "Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin stood inside the showroom at a local Honda dealer, a brand new Accord by his side. "Finally," he said, eliciting laughter from the crowd. Honda formally presented Ovechkin with the car Monday after he feverishly campaigned for one during the 2015..." February 09

  • Flyers beat Capitals despite losing Steve Mason to injury

    CSN Philly "There were so many opportunities to lose the game, it almost would have made more sense had the Flyers left the Verizon Center with their heads hung low. They lost their starting goaltender. They incurred eight penalties against a dangerously offensive team, and didn’t see their own power-play..." February 09

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