Washington Capitals

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Sun, May 15, 2022

11:44am - Tom Wilson suffered a "significant" knee injury in Game 1 against Florida and still doesn't know if he needs surgery during the offseason to repair the damage, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Fri, May 13, 2022

12:17pm - Joe Snively (wrist) was recalled from AHL Hershey prior to Friday's Game 6 against the Panthers per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com

12:07pm - Hunter Shepard was re-assigned to AHL Hershey prior to Friday's Game 6 against Florida.

12:04pm - Pheonix Copley was recalled from AHL Hershey prior to Friday's game against the Panthers.

12:01pm - Ilya Samsonov will tend the twine in Friday's Game 6, Andrew Gillis of NBC Sports Washington reports.

11:51am - Tom Wilson (lower body) will not play in Friday's Game 6, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Wed, May 11, 2022

11:41pm - Connor McMichael notched an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.

11:39pm - Lars Eller notched an assist, five shots on goal and seven hits in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.

11:36pm - John Carlson notched a power-play assist, four shots on goal, two hits, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.

11:34pm - Alex Ovechkin logged an assist, four shots on goal and four hits in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.

11:32pm - Evgeny Kuznetsov notched a pair of assists and four shots on goal in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.

11:30pm - Justin Schultz scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.

11:28pm - T.J. Oshie scored a pair of goals, including one on the power play, on five shots in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.

11:25pm - Ilya Samsonov allowed five goals on 38 shots in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.

12:31pm - Tom Wilson (lower body) will not play in Game 5 against the Panthers on Wednesday but is considered day-to-day, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

12:19pm - Ilya Samsonov will guard the road goal during Wednesday's Game 5 versus the Panthers, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Tue, May 10, 2022

11:54am - Tom Wilson (lower body) will join the team when it departs for Game 5 against Florida on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

Mon, May 9, 2022

12:01pm - Tom Wilson (lower body) will not play in Monday's Game 4 against the Panthers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

11:13am - Ilya Samsonov was the first goalie to leave the ice at Monday's game-day skate, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports, indicating he'll be in goal at home for Game 4 against Florida.

Sat, May 7, 2022

6:03pm - Brett Leason was reassigned to AHL Hershey after Saturday's Game 3 win over the Panthers.

5:14pm - Anthony Mantha picked two apples Saturday in a 6-1 win over the Panthers in Game 3.

4:59pm - Nicklas Backstrom delivered two assists in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Panthers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round.

4:51pm - Ilya Samsonov made 29 saves in a 6-1 win over Florida in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Saturday.

4:44pm - Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Panthers in Game 3.

4:38pm - Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and added an assist Saturday in a 6-1 win over Florida in Game 3.

11:00am - Tom Wilson (lower body) will not play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Panthers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Postreports.

10:52am - Ilya Samsonov will get the start at home for Saturday's Game 3 against the Panthers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

10:40am - Hunter Shepard was elevated to the Capitals on Saturday.

Fri, May 6, 2022

2:24pm - Zach Fucale was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Friday.

Thu, May 5, 2022

11:51pm - Ilya Samsonov entered the game in the third period and stopped all 17 shots faced in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Panthers.

7:06pm - Vitek Vanecek will guard the road goal in Thursday's Game 2 versus the Panthers, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

12:36pm - Tom Wilson (lower body) will not play in Game 2 on Thursday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

10:05am - Brett Leason was called up from AHL Hershey on Thursday.

Wed, May 4, 2022

2:58pm - Carl Hagelin (eye) was on the ice with the Capitals strength and conditioning coach during Wednesday's optional skate, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athleticreports.

2:02pm - Tom Wilson (lower body) is a game-time decision for Game 2 on Thursday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Tue, May 3, 2022

10:37pm - Tom Wilson is still under evaluation for a lower-body injury, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

8:55pm - Tom Wilson (undisclosed) is under evaluation for an injury he sustained in the first period of Tuesday's Game 1 versus the Panthers, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

12:04pm - Vitek Vanecek will be in goal for Game 1 versus Florida on the road Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

11:59am - Alex Ovechkin (upper body) will be in the lineup for Game 1 against the Panthers on Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

Mon, May 2, 2022

12:38pm - Bogdan Trineyev signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Capitals on Monday.

Sun, May 1, 2022

11:12am - Zach Fucale was elevated from AHL Hershey on Sunday.

11:06am - Alex Ovechkin (upper body) was on the ice for Saturday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Fri, Apr 29, 2022

5:26pm - Ilya Samsonov will guard the road goal during Friday's regular-season finale versus the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

5:24pm - Nicklas Backstrom (rest) won't be in the lineup for Friday's regular-season finale against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

5:08pm - Alex Ovechkin (upper body) will not play Friday against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

3:25pm - Alex Ovechkin (upper body) is listed as a game-time decision for Friday's regular-season finale against the Rangers.

1:09pm - Garin Bjorklund signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Capitals on Friday.

Thu, Apr 28, 2022

11:46am - Alex Ovechkin (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

11:41am - Vitek Vanecek will get the start on the road Thursday against the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Wed, Apr 27, 2022

4:31pm - Alex Ovechkin (upper body) join the Capitals for their two-game road trip, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports Wednesday.

11:05am - Joe Snively (wrist) was sent to AHL Hershey on a long-term conditioning assignment Wednesday.

Tue, Apr 26, 2022

6:31pm - Alex Ovechkin (upper body) won't play Tuesday versus the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

12:16pm - Alex Ovechkin (upper body) is will be a game-time call for Tuesday's matchup with the Islanders, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

11:52am - Ilya Samsonov will defend the cage at home against the Islanders on Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

10:31am - Alex Ovechkin (upper body) did not partake in Tuesday's morning skate and remains day-to-day, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Mon, Apr 25, 2022

11:01am - Alex Ovechkin is considered day-to-day due to his upper-body injury, the team announced Monday.

Sun, Apr 24, 2022

10:45pm - Vitek Vanecek stopped 27 of 30 shots through overtime in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto.

9:22pm - Alex Ovechkin (upper body) will not return Sunday against the Maple Leafs.

Wed, Apr 20, 2022

2:47pm - Ilya Samsonov will get the starting nod on the road versus Vegas on Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Mon, Apr 18, 2022

2:15pm - Ilya Samsonov will be in goal for Monday's road matchup with Colorado, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Sat, Apr 16, 2022

6:45pm - Dmitry Orlov (lower body) is expected to play Saturday versus the Canadiens, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

6:44pm - Vitek Vanecek will guard the road goal Saturday versus the Canadiens, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

11:56am - Dmitry Orlov Capitals are hopeful Orlov, who's been sidelined with a lower-body injury, will be able to return Saturday against the Canadiens, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Thu, Apr 14, 2022

6:39pm - Dmitry Orlov (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Maple Leafs, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

6:38pm - Evgeny Kuznetsov (illness) is expected to center the top line Thursday versus the Maple Leafs, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

1:15pm - Evgeny Kuznetsov (illness) is considered questionable for Thursday's game against Toronto, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

1:10pm - Ilya Samsonov -- who stopped 19 of 21 shots in Tuesday's win over the Flyers -- will return to the crease against Toronto on the road Thursday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

1:04pm - Dmitry Orlov (lower body) is considered questionable for Thursday's game against Toronto, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Tue, Apr 12, 2022

6:35pm - Dmitry Orlov (undisclosed) will not suit up Tuesday against the Flyers, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

11:53am - Ilya Samsonov will start Tuesday against visiting Philadelphia, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

11:35am - Dmitry Orlov (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game versus Philadelphia, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

10:40am - Nicklas Backstrom (undisclosed) is slated to return Tuesday against the Flyers, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Mon, Apr 11, 2022

9:20am - John Carlson scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Bruins.

9:17am - Lars Eller scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Bruins.

9:14am - Vitek Vanecek made 28 saves in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Bruins.

Sun, Apr 10, 2022

1:07pm - Conor Sheary (illness) is in the lineup Sunday against the visiting Bruins, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

1:00pm - Nicklas Backstrom (maintenance) is not in the lineup Sunday against visiting Boston.

12:03pm - Marcus Johansson registered a goal and added three shots during Saturday's 6-3 win over the Penguins.

12:00pm - Martin Fehervary tallied an empty-net goal and doled out nine hits during Saturday's 6-3 win over the Penguins.

11:31am - Vitek Vanecek will start Sunday's game against the Bruins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

11:25am - Conor Sheary (illness) could play Sunday against the Bruins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

7:00am - John Carlson picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Penguins.

6:52am - Tom Wilson scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Penguins.

6:47am - Ilya Samsonov stopped 29 shots in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Penguins.

Sat, Apr 9, 2022

1:17pm - Conor Sheary (illness) will not play in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.

1:13pm - Ilya Samsonov will get the start on the road Saturday against the Penguins, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.

Fri, Apr 8, 2022

12:18pm - Conor Sheary (illness) did not participate in Friday's practice due to a non-COVID illness, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic of The Athletic reports.

11:02am - Garnet Hathaway (illness) returned to practice Friday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Wed, Apr 6, 2022

6:57pm - Garnet Hathaway (illness) won't play Wednesday versus the Lightning.

11:30am - Ilya Samsonov will be in goal for Wednesday's home clash with Tampa Bay, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Sun, Apr 3, 2022

11:14pm - Evgeny Kuznetsov provided an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Wild.

11:08pm - Alex Ovechkin registered an assist, four shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Wild.

11:05pm - Garnet Hathaway scored a goal and added four hits in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Wild.

11:00pm - Vitek Vanecek allowed four goals on 18 shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Wild. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.

6:39pm - Trevor van Riemsdyk Riemsdyk (upper body) was activated from injured reserve and is playing Sunday against visiting Minnesota, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

6:36pm - Nic Dowd (upper body) will suit up Sunday against the Wild, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

12:26pm - Johan Larsson (abdomen) has been activated off injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

11:40am - Vitek Vanecek is slated to start between the pipes in Sunday's home game versus the Wild, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Thu, Mar 31, 2022

12:48pm - Alex Ovechkin took a "maintenance day" and did not participate in Thursday's practice, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Mon, Mar 28, 2022

6:33pm - Nic Dowd (upper body) is not in Monday's lineup against Carolina, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

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