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Tue, Dec 7, 2021

11:08am - Alex Ovechkin picked up two assists in Monday's 4-3 shootout win over the Ducks.

11:05am - Ilya Samsonov turned aside 31 of 34 shots in regulation and overtime and three of five shootout attempts in Monday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.

Mon, Dec 6, 2021

11:06am - Ilya Samsonov was the first goalie to leave the ice at Monday's game-day skate, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports, indicating he'll be between the pipes at home.

10:06am - Garnet Hathaway (COVID-19) has entered the COVID-19 protocols and will be unavailable for Monday's game against the Ducks, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Sat, Dec 4, 2021

10:01pm - Ilya Samsonov made 17 saves in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday.

9:51pm - Alex Ovechkin scored his 750th career goal Saturday in a 3-1 win over Columbus. It stood as the game winner.

5:13pm - Conor Sheary (lower body) is no longer on injured reserve and is expected to play Saturday against Columbus, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

4:51pm - T.J. Oshie (lower body) has been activated off injured reserve and will return to the lineup for Saturday's matchup with Columbus, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

1:10pm - Trevor van Riemsdyk Riemsdyk (COVID-19 protocols) has entered the COVID-19 protocols and will be unavailable for Saturday's road match against the Blue Jackets, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

11:53am - Ilya Samsonov will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus the Blue Jackets.

Fri, Dec 3, 2021

4:33pm - Nic Dowd entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Friday.

12:42pm - Nic Dowd is dealing with an illness that kept him out of practice Friday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

12:31pm - T.J. Oshie (lower body) was not wearing a "non-contact" jersey during Friday's practice session, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

12:24pm - Nicklas Backstrom (hip) was not wearing a "non-contact" jersey during Friday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Thu, Dec 2, 2021

10:07pm - Conor Sheary (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, per CapFriendly.

12:16pm - Conor Sheary (lower body) isn't expected to play Thursday versus Chicago, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

12:09pm - Vitek Vanecek will guard the home goal during Thursday's matchup with Chicago.

12:08pm - Justin Schultz (upper body) is expected to suit up versus the Blackhawks on Thursday and be activated off injured reserve, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Wed, Dec 1, 2021

10:38am - Dmitry Orlov picked up two assists in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.

10:34am - Nick Jensen scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.

10:30am - Ilya Samsonov stopped 46 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.

Tue, Nov 30, 2021

6:38pm - Conor Sheary (lower body) is not available for Tuesdays' tilt with Florida, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

12:39pm - Ilya Samsonov will patrol the crease during Tuesday's road game versus the Panthers.

Sun, Nov 28, 2021

8:02pm - Daniel Sprong was a healthy scratch during Sunday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

7:28pm - Aliaksei Protas recorded a goal and added four shots during Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Hurricanes.

7:23pm - Alex Ovechkin tallied a goal and mustered four shots during Sunday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

7:14pm - Tom Wilson tallied two assists -- including one on the power-play -- and dished out four hits during Sunday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

4:51pm - Dmitry Orlov scored the game-winning goal on the power and added an even-strength assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

4:49pm - John Carlson scored an even-strength goal and added two assists, one on the power play, in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

4:46pm - Ilya Samsonov made 30 saves in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

12:06pm - Justin Schultz Capitals placed Schultz (upper body) on injured reserve Sunday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

11:01am - Lars Eller will be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Hurricanes, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

10:58am - Ilya Samsonov will start Sunday's game in Carolina, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Sat, Nov 27, 2021

4:35pm - Lars Eller coach Peter Laviolette is hopeful that Eller (not injury related) could return for Sunday's matinee against the Hurricanes, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

4:30pm - Conor Sheary (lower body) skated in a non-contact jersey during Saturday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Fri, Nov 26, 2021

11:33pm - Ilya Samsonov stopped 19 of 22 shots in a 4-3 win over Florida on Friday.

11:31pm - Tom Wilson scored a short-handed goal and added two assists Friday in a 4-3 win over the Panthers. He also had four shots and four hits.

11:28pm - Alex Ovechkin scored three times on five shots, including one power-play goal, in Friday's 4-3 win over Florida. He also had two PIM.

11:25pm - Evgeny Kuznetsov collected three assists with a plus-3 rating in Friday's 4-3 win over the Panthers.

3:18pm - Justin Schultz (upper body) will not suit up Friday against visiting Florida, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

3:15pm - Conor Sheary (lower body) won't play Friday against the Panthers, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

3:12pm - Ilya Samsonov will start Friday against Florida.

Wed, Nov 24, 2021

8:20pm - Justin Schultz (upper body) won't return to Wednesday's game versus the Canadiens.

6:43pm - Conor Sheary (lower body) won't play Wednesday versus the Canadiens, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

11:53am - Ilya Samsonov Samantha Pell of The Washington Post, Samsonov was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll get the start in goal in Wednesday's home matchup with Montreal.

10:48am - Aliaksei Protas will play alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov in Wednesday's match against the Canadiens, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

10:36am - T.J. Oshie (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

10:28am - Nicklas Backstrom (hip) was in a non-contact jersey during Wednesday's morning skate, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

10:18am - Beck Malenstyn was recalled by Washington on Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

10:14am - Michael Sgarbossa was called up by Washington on Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Tue, Nov 23, 2021

3:56pm - Axel Jonsson-Fjallby was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Tuesday.

Sun, Nov 21, 2021

9:01pm - Conor Sheary (lower body) will not play Sunday against the Kraken.

8:36pm - T.J. Oshie (lower body) will not play Sunday against the Kraken, Samantha Pell of The Washington Postt reports.

7:03pm - Vitek Vanecek will get the road start Sunday against the Kraken.

4:53pm - Garrett Pilon was sent down to AHL Hershey on Sunday.

4:48pm - Brett Leason Capitals recalled Leason from AHL Hershey on Sunday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Sat, Nov 20, 2021

5:07pm - Brett Leason was sent down to AHL Hershey on Saturday.

4:26pm - T.J. Oshie (lower body) has been taken off injured reserve ahead of Saturday's matchup with San Jose, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

4:25pm - Nic Dowd (lower body) has been activated off injured reserve ahead of Saturday night's game versus San Jose, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

2:38pm - Ilya Samsonov was the first goalie to exit the ice at Saturday's game-day skate, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports, indicating he'll be between the pipes on the road against San Jose.

2:34pm - T.J. Oshie (lower body) will be a game-time decision against the Sharks on Saturday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

2:31pm - Nic Dowd (lower body) will be a game-time call for Saturday's matchup with San Jose, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

2:30pm - Lars Eller Samantha Pell of The Washington Post, Eller (COVID-19 protocols) is still quarantining in Anaheim, indicating he'll miss Washington's next two games at a minimum.

Fri, Nov 19, 2021

6:51pm - T.J. Oshie coach Peter Laviolette indicated Oshie (lower body) was "full go" at Friday's practice and was a "possibility" to play Saturday against the Sharks, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Wed, Nov 17, 2021

8:41pm - Ilya Samsonov will protect the road goal Wednesday versus the Kings, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Tue, Nov 16, 2021

9:32pm - Vitek Vanecek will protect the road goal Tuesday versus the Ducks, Ducks PA Announcer Phil Hulett reports.

6:03pm - Lars Eller (COVID-19 protocols) is unavailable for Tuesday's game versus the Ducks.

4:09pm - Lars Eller (undisclosed) is questionable to play Tuesday in Anaheim, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Mon, Nov 15, 2021

10:41am - Garrett Pilon was recalled from AHL Hershey on Monday.

10:20am - Nicklas Backstrom (hip) will not be on Washington's west coast road trip, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

10:16am - Trevor van Riemsdyk Riemsdyk tallied an assist, a plus-2 rating and two blocked shots during Sunday's 6-1 win over the Penguins.

10:05am - Martin Fehervary tallied a goal, a plus-2 rating, three shots and three hits during Sunday's 6-1 win over the Penguins.

10:02am - Connor McMichael tallied an assist and two penalty minutes during Sunday's 6-1 win over the Penguins.

9:58am - John Carlson tallied a power-play assist, a plus-2 rating and two blocked shots during Sunday's 6-1 win over the Penguins.

9:53am - Tom Wilson tallied a goal, an assist, two shots and three hits during Sunday's 6-1 win over the Penguins.

9:50am - Daniel Sprong tallied a goal, an assist, and a plus-2 rating during Sunday's 6-1 win over the Penguins.

9:47am - Conor Sheary tallied a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating during Sunday's 6-1 win over the Penguins.

Sun, Nov 14, 2021

4:11pm - Nic Dowd (lower body) signed a three-year, $3.9 million contract extension with the Capitals on Sunday.

11:10am - Vitek Vanecek (undisclosed) will be between the pipes for Sunday's game against the Penguins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

10:57am - Nic Dowd (lower body) was in a normal jersey for the Capitals' Sunday morning skate, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

10:07am - T.J. Oshie (lower body) was on the ice prior to Sunday's morning skate, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Sat, Nov 13, 2021

11:50am - Zach Fucale was reassigned to AHL Hershey by Washington on Saturday.

10:22am - Conor Sheary tallied the game-winning goal and added two shots during Friday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

9:55am - Tom Wilson collected an assist in Friday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

9:36am - Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

9:33am - Garnet Hathaway scored two goals in Friday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

9:27am - Lars Eller emerged with two assists in Friday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

9:26am - Ilya Samsonov stopped 26 shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

Fri, Nov 12, 2021

6:34pm - Vitek Vanecek (undisclosed) is not available for Friday's game in Columbus, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

6:15pm - Nick Jensen tallied an assist, a plus-2 rating and two shots during Thursday's 2-0 win over the Red Wings.

4:56pm - Ilya Samsonov will start Friday's game against Columbus, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post

Thu, Nov 11, 2021

11:20pm - Zach Fucale posted 21 saves Thursday in a 2-0 victory over the Red Wings.

11:14pm - Dmitry Orlov scored a goal on two shots and had five blocks in Thursday's 2-1 win over Detroit.

11:10pm - Lars Eller scored a goal on his only shot in Thursday's 2-0 win over Detroit.

3:26pm - Vitek Vanecek (undisclosed) won't be available for Thursday's game versus Detroit, NBC Sports Washington reports.

12:21pm - Zach Fucale will defend the road goal during Thursday's matchup with Detroit.

Wed, Nov 10, 2021

11:01am - Zach Fucale Capitals recalled Fucale from AHL Hershey on Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

10:57am - Aliaksei Protas Capitals recalled Protas from AHL Hershey on Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

10:52am - Nic Dowd (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

10:37am - Hendrix Lapierre was assigned to QMJHL Acadie-Bathurst on Wednesday.

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