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Nicklas Backstrom
Still dealing with hip issue
CWashington Capitals
May 20, 2022
Backstrom could elect for surgery if his hip is not back to 100 percent this offseason, Ted Starkey of Newsday reports.
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Ilya Samsonov
Team focusing on goaltending
GWashington Capitals
May 20, 2022
The Capitals will prioritize goaltending this offseason as Samsonov's future with the team remains uncertain, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
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Vitek Vanecek
Caps concerned about goaltending
GWashington Capitals
May 20, 2022
Vanecek's future with Washington is uncertain as goaltending is the team's top priority this offseason, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
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Evgeny Kuznetsov
Gets $5,000 fine
CWashington Capitals
May 8, 2022
Kuznetsov was handed a $5,000 fine for high-sticking Florida's Noel Acciari in Saturday's Game 3 win.
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Dmitry Orlov
Could return Saturday
DWashington Capitals
April 16, 2022
The 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.
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Vitek Vanecek
Future uncertain after this season
GWashington Capitals
April 6, 2022
Vanecek may be moved by the Capitals in the offseason, Tarik El-Bashir of the Athletic reports.
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Ilya Samsonov
May not stick with Capitals
GWashington Capitals
April 6, 2022
Samsonov could be moved by the Capitals this offseason, per Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic.
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Trevor van Riemsdyk
Could rejoin lineup
DWashington Capitals
April 3, 2022
Van Riemsdyk, who's been on the shelf with an upper-body injury, could return to the lineup Sunday against Minnesota, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
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Nic Dowd
Could return against Minnesota
CWashington Capitals
April 3, 2022
Dowd, who's been sidelined with an upper-body injury, could return to action Sunday versus the Wild, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
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Johan Larsson
Could make debut
CWashington Capitals
April 3, 2022
Per Samantha Pell of The Washington Post, Larsson, who's been sidelined while recovering from sports hernia surgery, skated on the fourth line during morning practice, indicating he could make his Capitals debut Sunday versus the Wild.
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Vitek Vanecek
On track to start
GWashington Capitals
April 3, 2022
Vanecek is slated to start between the pipes in Sunday's home game versus the Wild, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
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Johan Larsson
Joining new team
CWashington Capitals
March 22, 2022
Larsson, who's recovering from sports hernia surgery, is expected to arrive in Washington on Tuesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
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Anthony Mantha
Could be back as soon as Thursday
RWWashington Capitals
March 2, 2022
Mantha hasn't been ruled out versus the Hurricanes on Thursday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Justin Schultz
Expected to return
DWashington Capitals
February 24, 2022
Per Samantha Pell of The Washington Post, Schultz, who's been dealing with an upper-body injury, took normal line rushes during morning skate, putting him on track to return to action Thursday versus the Rangers.
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T.J. Oshie
Could return Thursday
RWWashington Capitals
February 24, 2022
Head coach Peter Laviolette is "hoping" Oshie, who's been sidelined with an upper-body injury, will be good for Thursday's showdown against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
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Tom Wilson
Last-minute All-Star replacement
RWWashington Capitals
February 2, 2022
Wilson is expected to replace Alex Ovechkin, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, in Saturday's All-Star game, ESPN's Emily Kaplan reports.
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Hendrix Lapierre
Could make Opening Night roster
CWashington Capitals  Juniors
October 6, 2021
Lapierre has made a strong case to stick with Washington's roster come Opening Night, NBC Sports reports. "If I want to be in that opening lineup, I have to push myself every day and make sure I'm ready and do the small things correctly," Lapierre said. "It's there, for sure, but right now my goal is to keep improving and learning new stuff each and every day."
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Alex Ovechkin
Contract talks progressing
LWWashington Capitals
July 25, 2021
Ovechkin and the Capitals are closing in on a new contract, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports."We are making progress," GM Brian MacLellan said Saturday. "Our goal is to finish it up here by free agency."
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Ilya Samsonov
Bridge deal expected
GWashington Capitals
July 25, 2021
Samsonov and the Capitals have made progress on contract negotiations, and GM Brian MacLellan said the restricted free-agent goalie is expected to receive a bridge deal, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
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Evgeny Kuznetsov
Could be available in trade
CWashington Capitals
June 13, 2021
Rory Boylen of Sportsnet.ca lists Kuznetsov as one of six high-profile players who could be traded this offseason.
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Martin Fehervary
Ticketed for roster spot in 2021-22
DWashington Capitals
June 7, 2021
Fehervary is expected to spend next season at the NHL level, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
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T.J. Oshie
Wants to remain with Caps
RWWashington Capitals
May 26, 2021
Oshie -- who is a Washington state native -- has no desire to go to Seattle in the expansion draft and instead hopes that the Capitals will use a protection slot on him, The Seattle Times reports. "I've given thought to the possibility (of playing in Seattle), but my allegiance is here," Oshie said. "Washington (D.C.) is where I want to be. This is where I've bled and cried, everything here. And this is where I want to stay for the long term."
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Zdeno Chara
Taking time to decide future
DWashington Capitals
May 25, 2021
Chara is taking some time to decide whether to keep playing or retire, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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Alex Ovechkin
Wants to remain in Washington
LWWashington Capitals
May 25, 2021
Ovechkin -- who is an unrestricted free agent -- intends to remain with the Capitals, NHL.com reports. "Obviously, I want to finish my career here," Ovechkin said. "I'm pretty sure we will get (a contract) done soon."
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Tom Wilson
Draws Rangers' ire
RWWashington Capitals
May 4, 2021
The Rangers released a statement Tuesday calling NHL Head of Player Safety George Parros unfit for the role following Parros' decision not to suspend Wilson for his actions in Monday's game.
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