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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-17-3 81
35-18-6 76
31-22-7 69
30-25-4 64
27-22-9 63
27-21-8 62
24-20-14 62
19-28-10 48

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 8 16 8 15:27 30

Top Nic Dowd News

  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: On injured reserve

    Dowd (upper body) was put on injured reserve Friday, per Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press.

    Dowd, who last played Tuesday, was already expected to miss Saturday's game against Florida, but he's now also been ruled out for Monday's game against Ottawa at a minimum. He has eight goals, 16 points, 58 hits and 57 blocks in 45 outings in 2023-24. Hendrix Lapierre was called up from AHL Hershey in a corresponding move.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Slated to miss next two games

    Dowd (upper body) is considered to be day-to-day, but he won't travel for the Capitals' upcoming two-game road trip, the team reports Wednesday.

    Dowd is expected to miss Thursday's match in Tampa Bay and Saturday's road contest versus the Panthers. After that, the Capitals will return home to face the Senators on Monday. With the 33-year-old forward unavailable, Pierrick Dube was recalled from AHL Hershey on Wednesday and might draw into the lineup. Dowd has eight goals, 16 points, 30 PIM, 56 hits and 57 blocks in 45 appearances this season.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Sustains upper-body injury

    Dowd (upper body) won't return to Tuesday's contest versus the Devils.

    Dowd was hurt in the first period and didn't appear in the second. The 33-year-old entered Tuesday on a three-game point streak (one goal, two assists). If he misses time, Nicolas Aube-Kubel figures to enter the lineup.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Strikes early Sunday

    Dowd scored a goal on two shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Dowd gave the Capitals a lead early in the first period. He snapped a five-game point drought with the tally, though that slump followed a strong January that saw the fourth-liner rack up seven points over 13 appearances. Dowd has eight goals, six assists, 40 shots on net, 45 hits, 52 blocked shots and a plus-8 rating through 42 outings this season. He's steady as a defensive center, but he typically won't score enough to help in fantasy.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Running hot

    Dowd has posted three goals and seven points over the last 10 games.

    Dowd is rebounding from a quiet December which saw him post just two goals and one assist in 14 games. The 33-year-old could garner plenty of interest if Washington decides to sell at the upcoming trade deadline, but he's only topped the 20-point mark four times in his career so this boon to his fantasy appeal may be short-lived.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Two-point effort in win

    Dowd scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Kings.

    The checking-line center opened the scoring early in the second period, beating Cam Talbot on the backhand to complete a 2-on-1 rush. Dowd is suddenly making regular appearances on the scoresheet, racking up two goals and five points over the last five games. That hot stretch accounts for half his production on the season -- through 29 contests, the 33-year-old has six goals and 10 points.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Opens scoring in loss

    Dowd scored a goal and earned three blocked shots in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

    Dowd has elevated his offensive game of late, delivering two assists and three points in his past four outings. He remains a fine utility player and penalty-killing specialist with five goals, three assists and a plus-4 rating through 28 games. However, the vast majority of fantasy managers will pass on the 33-year-old due to his fourth-line role.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Offers assist in shootout loss

    Dowd provided an assist and fired two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.

    Dowd set up a Beck Malenstyn tally in the first period. The assist ended an eight-game point drought for Dowd. The 33-year-old has remained a fixture on the Capitals' fourth line with the ability to move up in the lineup as necessary for key defensive moments. He's produced six points, 26 shots on net, 32 blocked shots, 24 hits and a plus-5 rating through 25 appearances. His on-ice value is higher than his fantasy usefulness, as he simply doesn't score enough to be helpful in the virtual game.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Scores twice in win

    Dowd tallied a pair of goals in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Capitals.

    Dowd extended Washington's lead to 3-1 in the second period before adding a second goal in the final frame, beating Arvid Soderblom with a wrister through traffic. It's the first multi-point game of the season for Dowd -- he now has three goals in his last five games after posting just two points (a goal and an assist) through his first 10 contests.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Lights lamp in win

    Dowd scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Ducks.

    Dowd stretched the Capitals' lead to 4-2 with 1:01 left in the first period. The fourth-line center has picked up three points over nine outings since returning from an upper-body injury. The 33-year-old has two goals, one assist, 14 shots on net, 20 blocked shots, 10 hits, six PIM and a plus-4 rating through 11 appearances this season.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Activated from injured reserve

    Dowd (upper body) was taken off injured reserve Friday, per Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press.

    Dowd has missed the last nine games after he was injured in the second game of the season versus Calgary. Dowd was pointless in the two contests and blocked seven shots before the injury. He'll likely return to a fourth-line role against the Devils on Friday.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Might travel with team

    Dowd (upper body) may join the Capitals for their upcoming two-game road trip, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports Thursday.

    Dowd's presence on the trip doesn't guarantee that he will be ready to play against the Devils or Islanders on Friday or Saturday, respectively, but it certainly is a step in the right direction. If the 33-year-old center does suit up against New Jersey, it will end an eight-game stint on the sidelines due to his lingering upper-body issue. In order to return, Dowd will need to be activated off injured reserve, which could see Michael Sgarbossa sent back down to the minors.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Resumes skating

    Dowd (upper body) has begun skating on his own and could return to practice some time this week according to Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.

    Dowd has missed the last eight games with the injury and remains without a clear timetable for returning. The 33-year-old has always been an invaluable defensive specialist in his time with the Capitals, but he could see an increased role with Nicklas Backstrom (hip) unlikely to return this season and Connor McMichael still learning the ropes as a big-league pivot.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Moves to IR

    Dowd (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

    In a corresponding move, Hendrix Lapierre was recalled from AHL Hershey. Dowd, who last played Oct. 16 against Calgary, is eligible to be activated from injured reserve whenever he is cleared to return, but he won't play Sunday against the Sharks. Lapierre may replace Sonny Milano (illness) in the lineup for Sunday's contest.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Not expected to play Sunday

    Dowd (upper body) won't be available to return Sunday against San Jose, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.

    Dowd still needs to get into some practices before he is cleared to return to the lineup. Coach Spencer Carbery said Saturday that the team hopes to get some good news soon on Dowd, who hasn't played since Oct. 16 against Calgary.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Out Friday

    Dowd (upper body) will not play Friday against the Wild, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.

    Dowd will miss a fifth straight game -- he has yet to return to practice due to his upper-body issue. Alexei Protas is expected to hold down a spot as the fourth-line center in the meantime.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Out Wednesday

    Dowd (upper body) will not play Wednesday against the Devils, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Dowd will miss his fourth straight game with the injury -- the Capitals will have to face the high-octane Devils without their top defensive forward. Alexei Protas will continue to fill in on the fourth line until Dowd is cleared to return.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Still sidelined

    According to coach Spencer Carbery, Dowd (upper body) remains "day-to-day to an extent" ahead of Tuesday's game versus Toronto, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.

    It sounds like Dowd is likely a little worse off than day-to-day at this point, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss a few more games with his upper-body issue. The 33-year-old vet has gone scoreless through two contests this campaign.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Not playing against Montreal

    Dowd (upper body) won't play Saturday against Montreal, according to Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.

    Dowd will miss a second straight game despite being on the ice for the morning skate ahead of both contests. During his absence, Anthony Mantha and Alexei Protas have been logging time on the fourth line.

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  • Capitals' Nic Dowd: Takes maintenance day

    Dowd (upper body) was held out of Friday's practice for "maintenance" reasons, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Dowd was held out of Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Senators and appears to be a genuine game-time decision for Saturday's showdown with the Canadiens. Alexei Protas figures to hold down the fourth-line center position as long as the 33-year-old Dowd remains out of the lineup

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 193 lbs
Birthplace: Huntsville, AL
Age: 33
Experience: 8
Shoots: Right