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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.

Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan 02/28/17, 4:11 pm EST

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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.

Source: Alex Prewitt 01/7/15, 9:17 am EST

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The Capitals have signed Matt Niskanen to a seven-year deal worth $40.25 million.

Niskanen had a great year in Pittsburgh in 2013-14. Niskanen had 10 goals and 36 assists (46 points) with a plus-33 rating in 81 games. A huge season and a lack of defensemen depth in free agency leads to massive money for the 27-year-old. Niskanen will likely anchor the Capitals top power-play unit for the next number of seasons.

Source: Bob McKenzie 07/1/14, 1:02 pm EST

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