The Flyers have acquired Matt Niskanen from the Capitals for Radko Gudas.
Niskanen, who has a modified no-trade clause, has two years left on his seven-year deal that carries a $5.75M cap-hit. While with Washington, Niskanen never turned out the offensive production that he did in his final year in Pittsburgh, earning himself that huge deal. Since signing with the Capitals, Niskanen is tied for 38th among defensemen with 156 points (29G / 127A) in 390 games. He had eight goals and 17 assists (25 points) in 80 games a season ago.
Niskanen (undisclosed) is expected to return to the Capitals lineup on Thursday.
Niskanen has missed the last two games with an undisclosed injury but is expected to play Thursday in St. Louis. Niskanen has five goals and 10 assists (15 points) in 36 games this season.
Niskanen (undisclosed) will not play on Monday afternoon.
Niskanen will miss his second straight game due to an undisclosed injury. The Capitals might get Brooks Orpik back after being sidelined long-term.
Niskanen (undisclosed) is not expected to play on Saturday.
Niskanen traveled to Ottawa and was briefly on the ice for the morning skate but is not expected to play on Saturday. Madison Bowey is expected to play on the second pair and Tyler Lewington is expected to dress on the third pair.
Niskanen (upper-body) will be back in the Capitals lineup on Sunday.
Niskanen (upper-body) is expected to be back in the Capitals lineup on Sunday.
Niskanen missed Tuesday’s game in Carolina but was back on the ice for Saturday’s practice and should play on Sunday. Niskanen scored in his last game (vs. NJD), bringing his season total to three goals and eight assists (11 points) in 27 games.
Niskanen is expected to miss Tuesday’s game with an upper-body injury.
Niskanen tweaked an upper-body injury in the Capitals last game and missed the last two practices, clouding his status for Tuesday’s game. Madison Bowey will replace Niskanen in Carolina.
Niskanen (upper-body) will return to the Capitals lineup on Tuesday.
Niskanen has been sidelined since October 13th but will draw back into the Capitals lineup tonight in Nashville. Niskanen is expected to be eased back into the lineup and tonight he will skate with Dmitri Orlov at even-strength and take Christian Djoos’ spot on the second power-play unit.
Niskanen (lower-body) skated in a non-contact sweater on Friday.
Niskanen has been sidelined since October 13th, but has been making progress and returning to practice on Friday is a huge step. Niskanen said on Thursday that he needs a little more time before returning, so don’t expect a return until shortly after he is able to ditch the non-contact jersey.
Niskanen is week-to-week with a hand injury; placed on LTIR.
Niskanen (lower-body) will return to the Capitals' lineup on Tuesday.
Niskanen missed the last two games, but will back in the lineup tonight in New York. Niskanen could see a slightly reduced role after the Capitals added Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade late Monday night. Niskanen will play with his regular partner Dmitry Orlov tonight and will play alongside John Carlson on the second power play unit.
Niskanen (lower-body) will miss Saturday’s game in Nashville.
Niskanen will miss his second game in a row after suffered a lower-body injury in Philadelphia on Wednesday. With Niskanen sidelined, John Carlson will continue to see a bunch of power play time and Taylor Chorney will remain in the lineup.
Niskanen (lower-body) will not play on Friday.
Niskanen left Wednesday's game with a lower-body injury; will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Source: JJ Regan 02/22/17, 5:06 pm EST
Niskanen (concussion) will be back in the Capitals' lineup on Sunday.
Niskanen (upper-body) will not travel to Buffalo.
Niskanen left Wednesday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return. Niskanen will not travel to Buffalo, but the Capitals are back on home-ice on Sunday, so monitor his status prior to that meeting with the Canucks.
Source: JJ Regan 12/8/16, 8:15 am EST
Niskanen (lower-body) will play on Thursday.
Niskanen left Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury, but he will be in the lineup tonight, despite missing a practice this week. Niskanen will play on the Capitals’ top power-play, but comes in with no goals on 38 shots and has nine assists in 21 games.
Niskanen (lower-body) missed practice on Monday.
Niskanen left Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury and did not return and missing Monday’s practice suggests that he could miss some time. The Capitals don’t play until Thursday, so monitor Niskanen’s status as the week progresses.
Niskanen (lower-body) is on the ice for warmups; looks like he is in.
Niskanen was listed as a game-time decision after suffering a lower-body injury on Sunday. He is skating with his regular D-partner Karl Alzner so expect him to play.
Source: Mike Vogel 01/7/15, 1:46 pm EST
Niskanen (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Niskanen suffered a lower-body injury on Sunday vs. the Panthers. He missed Monday’s practice, skated briefly on Tuesday and participated in today’s morning skate, but is still considered a game-time decision. He said “I don’t know yet,” when asked if he would play, so monitor his status during pre-game warmups.