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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
37-16-6 80
32-19-6 70
33-18-2 68
28-17-10 66
24-21-11 59
27-25-5 59
20-34-2 42
15-35-5 35

Top Matt Irwin News

  • Canucks' Matt Irwin: Sent back down

    Irwin was reassigned to AHL Abottsford on Friday, per CapFriendly.

    Irwin has yet to see any NHL action this season after scoring five points in 61 games with Washington last year. The 36-year-old has two points in 13 AHL appearances this season.

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  • Canucks' Matt Irwin: Summoned to NHL

    Irwin was called up by Vancouver on Wednesday, Jeff Paterson of The Hockey News reports.

    Irwin is 36 years old with 25 goals and 93 points in 461 career NHL contests, but he hasn't played at the top level this year. Instead, he's registered two assists in 13 outings with AHL Abbotsford.

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  • Canucks' Matt Irwin: Placed on waivers

    Irwin was placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to the AHL on Sunday.

    Irwin signed a two-way deal with the Canucks after playing 61 games with the Capitals last season, tallying two goals and three assists. If he clears waivers, the veteran blueliner will report to AHL Abbotsford, where he'll serve as depth for Vancouver.

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  • Canucks' Matt Irwin: Inks two-way contract

    Irwin signed a one-year, two-way contract with Vancouver on Saturday.

    Irwin had two goals and five points in 61 contests with Washington in 2022-23. The 35-year-old defenseman will compete for a third-pairing spot with the Canucks during training camp.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Will play vs. New Jersey

    Irwin (undisclosed) is good to play in Thursday's contest against New Jersey, Sammi Silber of The Hockey News reports.

    Irwin was considered a game-time decision, but he ultimately won't miss any playing time due to the injury. He has two goals and five points in 60 appearances this season.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: May not play Thursday

    Irwin (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision versus the Devils on Thursday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Irwin has two goals, five points, 117 hits and 75 blocked shots in 60 games this season. Should Irwin not play, the Capitals may go with only five defensemen.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Two points in Tuesday's loss

    Irwin scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers.

    It's the 35-year-old blueliner's first multi-point performance in almost a year, with his last coming near the end of last season. Irwin has never been much of an offensive contributor in his career, and he has only two goals and five points through 51 games this season, but he has contributed 109 hits -- his highest total since 2016-17.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Notches first goal

    Irwin tallied a goal, a plus-3 rating, two shots and three hits during Saturday's 8-3 win over the Sharks.

    The goal marks Irwin's third point of the season in his 47th game. The burly defender has been a useful depth player for a Capitals team that's been beset by injuries, but he doesn't generate enough offense to be on fantasy managers' radar.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Grabs assist Tuesday

    Irwin recorded an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Sabres.

    It was just the second point of the season for Irwin, who has never topped the 20-point threshold in his career. Considering Irwin has just one total goal in the last four campaigns, fantasy players probably shouldn't be expecting much offensively out of Irwin moving forward.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Making season debut

    Irwin will be in the lineup Monday against the Hurricanes, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Irwin gets his first action of the 2022-23 campaign with John Carlson (lower body) unable to play after exiting early in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Predators. The 34-year-old will skate alongside Erik Gustafsson on the third defense pairing but is not expected to have much of a fantasy impact.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Sticks with DC

    Irwin signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Thursday.

    Irwin was mainly a depth defenseman last season, posting four points, 36 hits and 29 shots on net in 17 contests. The 34-year-old is poised for a similar role, though he could have trouble getting into the lineup when the Capitals' defensemen are all healthy.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Distributes four hits in loss

    Irwin added four hits in a 7-3 loss to the Bruins on Monday.

    Irwin had not played yet in 2022 and welcomed in the new year with a physical performance in this one. The veteran defenseman has played in just eight games this season.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Logs assist Friday

    Irwin recorded an assist in Friday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.

    Irwin helped out on an Evgeny Kuznetsov goal in the second period. This was Irwin's second assist in seven appearances with the Capitals this season, all of which have come since Dec. 4. The 34-year-old has added 15 shots on net, 12 hits and 10 blocked shots, but he's likely just keeping a seat warm while the Capitals deal with having four defensemen in the COVID-19 protocols.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Records first helper with team

    Irwin registered an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Jets.

    Irwin earned his first point in five games with the Capitals. He was busy in just 4:55 of ice time, logging some shifts as a winger. The 33-year-old blueliner has added 12 shots on net, nine hits and six blocked shots this season, though he may return to being a healthy scratch once the Capitals can ice a full complement of forwards.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Signs with Washington

    Irwin signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Wednesday.

    Irwin spent parts of the 2020-21 campaign as a healthy scratch for the Sabres, which suggests he doesn't have much left to offer at the NHL level. He had two assists, 56 hits and 43 blocked shots with a minus-10 rating in 24 contests. The 33-year-old defenseman will likely take on a depth role for the Capitals.

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  • Sabres' Matt Irwin: Regular in press box

    Irwin has been a healthy scratch during Buffalo's past seven contests.

    Irwin has made 24 appearances for Buffalo this year. Over that stretch, he's posted no goals, two assists, 19 PIM, 56 hits, 43 blocks and a minus-10 rating. He'll likely have a tough time getting back in the lineup unless the Sabres are hit with more injuries to their blue line.

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  • Sabres' Matt Irwin: Healthy scratch

    Irwin was a healthy scratch for Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Penguins.

    Irwin has appeared in 16 contests for the Sabres this season, tallying two assists. He was held off the scoresheet in his last 10 games before sitting as a healthy scratch. When he's been in the lineup, he's chipped in with 32 blocks and 41 hits, but he doesn't offer much fantasy value beyond those categories.

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  • Sabres' Matt Irwin: Nets first point

    Irwin tallied an assist in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

    It was Irwin's first game with the Sabres after being a healthy scratch for the first six contests. Irwin finished the game with an assist, a plus-1 rating and two hits. It was a solid first impression, but he will likely serve as the seventh defenseman for most of the year.

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  • Sabres' Matt Irwin: Lands in Buffalo

    Irwin signed a one-year, one-way contract worth $700,000 with the Sabres on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Irwin bounced in and out of the lineup with the Predators before being traded to Anaheim at the deadline last season. The 32-year-old blueliner averaged 22:27 of ice time per game with the Ducks and finished with an assist, 27 hits and 24 blocked shots over nine contests. He'll mainly work as depth on Buffalo's blue line and tops out as a bottom-pairing defenseman.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Victoria, BC
Age: 36
Experience: 11
Shoots: Left