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Oshie will be “re-evaluated” after suffering an upper-body injury on Sunday; questionable for Monday’s game in Los Angeles.

Oshie was forced to leave Sunday’s game with an upper-body injury after playing just 7:10 TOI and his status for Monday’s game remains in question. Head coach Todd Rierden said that he doesn’t think Oshie will be out long-term but that he will be re-evaluated on Monday. It seems highly unlikely that Oshie will suit up but monitor his status as puck-drop draws near.

Source: @Capitals 02/18/19, 10:36 am EST

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Holtby will start Thursday in San Jose.

Holtby allowed two goals on 31 shots in the Capitals shutout loss in Columbus on Tuesday. Holtby has struggled in his last 10 starts, going 2-4-2 with a 3.65 GAA and .889 SV%. Things won’t get any easier tonight in San Jose—the Sharks are second in the NHL in goal-scoring (3.68 GF/pg) and have gone 18-4-4 on home-ice.

Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan 02/14/19, 2:50 pm EST

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Holtby will start Tuesday in Columbus.

Holtby allowed five goals on 31 shots in the Capitals loss to the Panthers on Saturday. With Pheonix Copley starting on Monday, Holtby will get his fourth start against Columbus of the season. In the three previous meetings, Holtby has gone 1-1-0 with a sparkling 1.23 GAA, .960 SV% and one shutout. He has limped to a 3.44 GAA and .896 SV% on the road this year though.

Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan 02/12/19, 9:19 am EST

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Copley led the Capitals onto the ice for warmups.

Copley allowed three goals on 37 shots in the Capitals win over the Avalanche last Thursday. It was the first win for Copley in nearly one month and moved him to 4-1-2 with a 2.65 GAA and .917 SV% on home-ice this season. Tonight he faces a Kings team that has played very well on their current road-trip, going 3-1-1 while averaging 3.40 goals for per game.

Source: Mike Vogel 02/11/19, 6:38 pm EST

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Copley will likely start Monday vs. the Kings.

Copley allowed three goals on 37 shots in the Capitals win over the Avalanche last Thursday. It was the first win for Copley in nearly one month and moved him to 4-1-2 with a 2.65 GAA and .917 SV% on home-ice this season. Tonight he faces a Kings team that has played very well on their current road-trip, going 3-1-1 while averaging 3.40 goals for per game.

Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan 02/11/19, 12:20 pm EST

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Copley will start Thursday vs. the Avalanche.

Copley allowed three goals on 17 shots after replacing Braden Holtby in the Capitals loss in Chicago on January 20th. Copley has struggled over the course of the last month, allowing a combined 15 goals on the last 94 shots (.840 SV%) that he has faced. In his first start against Colorado this season, Copley stopped 24 of 26 shots in a 3-2 overtime win (Nov.16).

Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan 02/7/19, 10:52 am EST

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Holtby will start Tuesday vs. the Canucks.

Holtby allowed one goal on 39 shots in the Capitals loss to Boston on Sunday. It was a tough-luck loss for Holtby, who was outstanding for the first time in a while. Tonight he will face a Canucks team that played last night—he stopped 22 of 24 shots in a 5-2 win in his first start against Vancouver this season (Oct.22).

Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan 02/5/19, 11:26 am EST

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The Capitals have signed Pheonix Copley to a three-year extension worth $3.3 million ($1.1M AAV).

The Capitals backup has appeared in 19 games this season, going 10-5-3 while ranking 33rd in GAA (2.98) and SV% (.903). Copley has been a fine backup for Braden Holtby and will likely continue to start 30 percent of the Capitals games moving forward.

Source: Brian McNally 02/4/19, 10:54 am EST

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Ovechkin will serve his one-game suspension for skipping the All-Star Game on Friday.

The Capitals return to the ice on Friday and Ovechkin will not play vs. the Flames. With their top-left winger out, Chandler Stephenson will move to the top-line with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie. Ovechkin will be back in the lineup Sunday vs. the Bruins.

Source: @Capitals 02/1/19, 10:35 am EST

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