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The Capitals have placed Richard Panik (upper-body) on LTIR.

Panik was forced to leave Wednesday’s game against the Maple Leafs after colliding heavily with teammate Jonas Siegenthaler. Immediately moving him to LTIR means it’s a fairly significant upper-body issue and means that he will miss at least 10 games or 24 days. Garnet Hathaway is expected to move up to the third line in Panik’s spot.

Source: Stephen Whyno 10/18/19, 11:05 am EST

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Kempny (hamstring) will make his season debut on Friday.

Kempny missed the first eight games of the season but will play Friday vs. the Rangers. With Jonas Siegenthaler playing well on the top-pair, Kempny will get eased back in on the third-pair with Radko Gudas but could return to his minute-eating ways in a quick hurry. Kempny had 25 points (6G / 19A), 111 shots and 84 hits while playing 19:11 ATOI in 71 games a season ago.

Source: JJ Regan 10/18/19, 11:03 am EST

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Samsonov will start Wednesday vs. the Maple Leafs.

Samsonov allowed two goals on 21 shots after replacing Braden Holtby in the Capitals’ loss to the Avalanche. Samsonov has won both of his starts this season while stopping 49 of 51 shots (.961 SV%) so he is starting to threaten Holtby’s workload. Despite a red-hot start to his NHL career, he draws a rough home matchup vs. the fourth highest-scoring team in the league (4.00 GF/gm).

Source: Tarik El-Bashir 10/16/19, 11:35 am EST

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Samsonov is expected to start Wednesday vs. the Maple Leafs.

Samsonov allowed two goals on 21 shots after replacing Braden Holtby in the Capitals’ loss to the Avalanche. Samsonov has won both of his starts this season while stopping 49 of 51 shots (.961 SV%) so he is starting to threaten Holtby’s workload. Despite a red-hot start to his NHL career, he draws a rough home matchup vs. the fourth highest-scoring team in the league (4.00 GF/gm).

Source: Samantha Pell 10/16/19, 11:25 am EST

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Holtby will start Monday vs. the Avalanche.

Holtby allowed six goals on 38 shots in the Capitals loss in Nashville last Thursday. Since opening the season with a victory, Holtby has lost three in a row while allowing a combined 13 goals on 92 shots (.859 SV%). Tonight he faces an undefeated Avalanche team that rank t-4th in goal-scoring (4.00 GF/pg) through four games.

Source: Tarik El-Bashir 10/14/19, 3:09 pm EST

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Samsonov will start in Dallas on Saturday.

Saturday will be the second start of the season for the former 2015 first-round pick. Samsonov impressed in his first start, stopping 25 of the 26 shots he faced on route to a 2-1 victory over the Islanders. He is a talented young goaltender, but he draws a difficult matchup tonight against a Dallas team that excels on home ice.

Source: Mike Vogel 10/12/19, 12:47 pm EST

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Holtby led the Capitals onto the ice for warmups.

Holtby surrendered four goals on 26 shots in the Capitals overtime loss to the Stars on Tuesday. After a win on opening night, Holtby has dropped his last two starts while allowing a combined seven goals on 54 shots (.870 SV%). Holtby is 16-10-1 in his last 27 road starts but has a terrible matchup in Nashville.

Source: Brooks Bratten 10/10/19, 7:40 pm EST

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Holtby is expected to start Thursday in Nashville.

Holtby surrendered four goals on 26 shots in the Capitals overtime loss to the Stars on Tuesday. After a win on opening night, Holtby has dropped his last two starts while allowing a combined seven goals on 54 shots (.870 SV%). Holtby is 16-10-1 in his last 27 road starts but has a terrible matchup in Nashville.

Source: Samantha Pell 10/10/19, 1:03 pm EST

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Holtby will start Tuesday vs. Dallas.

Holtby allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Capitals 3-2 overtime loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. Through two starts, Holtby has gone 1-0-1 while stopping 45 of the 50 shots (.900 SV% that he has faced. Tonight he’ll face a Stars team that has gone 0-3-0 while averaging just 2.00 goals for per game so far.

Source: @Capitals 10/8/19, 5:37 pm EST

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Holtby is expected to start Tuesday vs. the Stars.

Holtby allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Capitals 3-2 overtime loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. Through two starts, Holtby has gone 1-0-1 while stopping 45 of the 50 shots (.900 SV% that he has faced. Tonight he’ll face a Stars team that has gone 0-3-0 while averaging just 2.00 goals for per game so far.

Source: Samantha Pell 10/8/19, 10:28 am EST

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Holtby will start the Capitals home opener vs. the Hurricanes.

Holtby stopped 20 of the 22 shots that he faced to earn the overtime win in St. Louis on opening night. With Ilya Samsonov getting the start against the Islanders on Friday, the Capitals will come back with Holtby tonight vs. Carolina. He was 4-0-0 with a 2.21 GAA and .918 SV% in four starts vs. the Hurricanes last season.

Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan 10/5/19, 11:47 am EST

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