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Pheonix Copley
Between the pipes Tuesday
GWashington Capitals
September 24, 2018
Copley will be the road starter versus the Blues on Tuesday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Devante Smith-Pelly
Not playing Tuesday
RWWashington Capitals
Coach's Decision
September 24, 2018
Smith-Pelly (coach's decision) won't play Tuesday against the Blues according to head coach Todd Reirden, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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John Carlson
Will play Tuesday
DWashington Capitals
September 24, 2018
Carlson (lower body) will play Tuesday against the Blues, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Alexander Alexeyev
Inks rookie contract Sunday
DWashington Capitals  Juniors
September 24, 2018
Alexeyev signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Capitals on Sunday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
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Dmitry Orlov
Tallies assist Friday
DWashington Capitals
September 22, 2018
Orlov recorded an assist, four shots and a minus-1 rating during Friday's 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
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Nicklas Backstrom
Pots goal Friday
CWashington Capitals
September 22, 2018
Backstrom recorded a goal and a minus-1 rating during Friday's 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
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Ilya Samsonov
Allows one goal in loss
GWashington Capitals  Minors
September 22, 2018
Samsonov turned aside six of seven shots during Friday's 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
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Braden Holtby
Surrenders three goals in loss
GWashington Capitals
September 22, 2018
Holtby turned aside 15 of 18 shots faced during Fridays 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
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Mathias Bau
Returned to minors
LWWashington Capitals  Minors
September 22, 2018
Bau has been returned to AHL Hershey, according to the Capitals' PR staff.
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John Carlson
May return Tuesday
DWashington Capitals
Lower Body
September 21, 2018
The Capitals are taking a cautious approach with Carlson's (lower body) recovery, but the "ultimate plan" is for the defender to play Tuesday against the Blues, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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Braden Holtby
Starting in Carolina
GWashington Capitals
September 21, 2018
Holtby will start between the pipes in Friday's preseason road matchup with the Hurricanes, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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Lars Eller
Set for Friday's exhibition
CWashington Capitals
September 21, 2018
Eller (lower body) will play in Friday's preseason contest against the Hurricanes, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
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Vitek Vanecek
Saves three of four Thursday
GWashington Capitals  Minors
September 20, 2018
Vanecek stopped three of four shots in relief of Pheonix Copley during Thursday's 5-2 preseason loss to Montreal.
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Pheonix Copley
Roughed up by Canadiens
GWashington Capitals
September 20, 2018
Copley surrendered four goals on 24 shots before giving way to Vitek Vanecek in Thursday's 5-2 preseason loss to Montreal.
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Alex Ovechkin
Sharp in preseason debut
LWWashington Capitals
September 20, 2018
Ovechkin contributed a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-2 preseason loss to Montreal.
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Pheonix Copley
Will start in net Thursday
GWashington Capitals
September 20, 2018
Copley will start in Thursday's exhibition game against Montreal.
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Lars Eller
Still working through injury
CWashington Capitals
Lower Body
September 20, 2018
Eller (lower body) has yet to be given the green light to suit up in a preseason contest, but could make his debut against Carolina on Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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John Carlson
Could play Friday
DWashington Capitals
Lower Body
September 20, 2018
Coach Todd Reirden will consult with the medical staff regarding whether Carlson (lower body) can suit up against Carolina on Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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Riley Barber
Turns heads in preseason opener
RWWashington Capitals  Minors
September 18, 2018
Barber scored on one of his nine shots in Tuesday's 5-2 preseason loss to the Bruins.
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Ilya Samsonov
Gives up two in first preseason action
GWashington Capitals  Minors
September 18, 2018
Samsonov played the second half of Tuesday's 5-2 preseason loss to Boston, stopping nine of 11 shots.
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Braden Holtby
Makes six saves in preseason debut
GWashington Capitals
September 18, 2018
Holtby played the first 28:46 of Tuesday's 5-2 preseason loss to Boston, stopping six of eight shots.
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Matt Niskanen
Capitalizes on preseason power-play time
DWashington Capitals
September 18, 2018
Niskanen contributed a power-play goal and eight shots in Tuesday's 5-2 preseason loss to the Bruins.
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Ilya Samsonov
Expected to play Tuesday
GWashington Capitals  Minors
September 18, 2018
Samsonov is expected to play half of Tuesday's preseason contest against the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
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Mathias Bau
Dealing with injury
LWWashington Capitals  Minors
Upper Body
September 17, 2018
Bau has been unable to practice in training camp due to an upper-body injury and is considered day-to-day, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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Braden Holtby
Starting preseason opener
GWashington Capitals
September 17, 2018
Holtby will be the home starter for Tuesday's preseason game against the Bruins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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