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Capitals' Nic Dowd: Given green light for camp
Dowd (abdomen) is listed as healthy on the Capitals' training camp roster, which was released Tuesday.
Dowd underwent core surgery following 2022-23. It's unclear how long the injury bothered him, but he was productive with a career-high 25 points to go with 62 shots on goal, 136 hits and 61 blocked shots in 65 outings. The 33-year-old is expected to take on his usual fourth-line center role.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Undergoes core procedure
Dowd underwent a core procedure following the 2022-23 campaign, according to Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Dowd had 13 goals and 25 points in 65 outings in 2022-23, but he missed Washington's final three games because of the injury. Dowd should be ready for the start of training camp.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Won't play in season finale
Dowd (undisclosed) will miss Thursday's game against New Jersey, per Ethan Cadeaux of NBC Sports Washington.
Thursday's match is the Capitals' season finale, so Dowd will finish the campaign with 13 goals and 25 points in 65 contests. His last game of the campaign was April 8. Dowd is inked to a three-year, $3.9 million contract that runs through the 2024-25 campaign, so unless he's traded, the 32-year-old will be back with Washington next season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Won't play against Bruins
Dowd (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup Tuesday against Boston, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.
Dowd also missed Monday's 5-2 win over the Islanders. His availability for Thursday's regular-season finale against New Jersey is unclear at this time.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Uncertain for Monday
Dowd (undisclosed) is unlikely to play Monday against the Islanders, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Dowd missed Monday's morning skate and does not seem likely to play against the Capitals' division rival. The 32-year-old's defensive prowess will be missed especially given that the Capitals are already missing key offensive contributors like Alex Ovechkin (upper body) and T.J. Oshie (upper body).... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Taking maintenance day
Dowd will miss Tuesday's practice for maintenance reasons, Sammi Silber of The Hockey News reports.
Dowd's availability for a crucial showdown against the Islanders does not appear to be in jeopardy, but further updates are likely forthcoming following Wednesday's morning skate. The 32-year-old has posted a career-high 13 goals and 25 points in 60 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Lights lamp Thursday
Dowd registered a goal and a plus-2 rating during Thursday's 6-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Dowd has three goals and six points in his last 15 games since returning from a lower-body injury on Feb. 21 and has now set a new single-season high in goals (12) and tied a career-best 24 points in 58 games during the 2022-23 campaign. The 32-year-old remains an invaluable defensive presence in the Capitals' bottom six, but he lacks the high-powered offensive capabilities most fantasy managers covet.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Ties career high in goals
Dowd provided a goal in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Islanders.
Dowd scored in the third period to increase Washington's lead to 4-1. It was his 11th goal and 22nd point in 53 games this season. Dowd has tied his career high in goals and is just two points away from his personal best in the latter category, which he set in 2021-22 with 24 points in 64 outings.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Bags apple
Dowd tallied an assist and four PIM during Saturday's 8-3 win over the Sharks.
Dowd has two points in six games since returning from a lower-body injury that cost him 12 games during January and February. With Lars Eller having been traded to the Avalanche, the 32-year-old's importance in the defensive zone becomes even more critical for a Capitals team desperate to salvage their playoff hopes, but his lack of consistent offense keeps him off the fantasy radar in most formats.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Removed from IR
Dowd (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday, per the NHL media site.
This paves the way for Dowd, who last played Jan. 16 against the Islanders, to return to the lineup Tuesday against Detroit. The 32-year-old forward has chipped in 19 points, 42 shots on goal, 37 blocks and 97 hits in 44 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Nearing return to action
Dowd (lower body) is "definitely getting closer" to playing according to coach Peter Laviolette in the lead-up to Tuesday's clash with Detroit, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Dowd has been out of action since Jan. 16 versus the Islanders, a stretch of 12 games on the shelf due to his lingering lower-body issue. If cleared to play, the 32-year-old center figures to slot in as a bottom-six option, thought that hasn't stopped him from recording 19 points in 44 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Practices Friday
Dowd (lower body) joined the Capitals for practice Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Dowd has missed the last 11 games while dealing with his lower-body issue. The veteran forward has 19 points through 44 games on the year. It's unclear if he'll be ready to return for Saturday's Stadium Series matchup with Carolina.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Skates before practice Thursday
Dowd (lower body) skated before practice Thursday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Dowd has missed the last seven games, as he was injured versus the Islanders on Jan. 16. The bottom-two center had 10 goals and 19 points in 44 games before the injury.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Out through All-Star break
Dowd (lower body) won't play until after the All-Star break, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Dowd has missed the Capitals last five games after suffering a lower-body injury on Jan. 16, and he'll miss at least two more contests before the break. The 32-year-old Dowd had been playing a solid depth role in Washington's bottom six, with 10 goals, nine assists, and 97 hits through 44 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Officially on IR
Dowd (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Dowd was injured Monday, so he won't be eligible to return until Tuesday's game versus the Avalanche at the earliest. Alexei Protas was called up to take Dowd's place on the roster for the Capitals' upcoming road trip.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Won't play Tuesday
Dowd (lower body) won't be available for Tuesday's tilt with Minnesota, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Dowd, who was injured Monday against the Islanders, is expected to be out for a bit, according to coach Peter Laviolette. Based on that, It doesn't sound like the Capitals forward will be ready to play Thursday against Arizona. Dowd will be replaced in the lineup by Lars Eller, who was a healthy scratch Monday.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Injured Monday
Dowd (lower body) will not return to Monday's game against the Islanders.
Dowd saw just 57 seconds of ice time in Monday's contest. For now, the 32-year-old will be considered questionable for Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Efficient in limited role
Dowd provided a secondary assist Wednesday, but it wasn't enough in a 5-3 loss to the Flyers.
Dowd centers the fourth line, but he's been making a lot of noise in the limited role. The jaunty pivot has generated 10 goals and nine helpers through 42 games, which puts Dowd on pace to sail past his current career high in points from the 2021-22 campaign, when he dropped 10 goals and 14 assists through 64 contests.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Playing Friday
Dowd (personal) will return to the lineup against Nashville on Friday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Dowd did not play Thursday to be with his wife, who gave birth Wednesday. Dowd, who will center the fourth line, has 10 goals and 17 points in 39 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Expected to return
Dowd (personal) is expected to draw back into the lineup Friday against Nashville, NHL.com reports.
Look for Dowd to return to a bottom-six role following his one-game absence. The 32-year-old vet has picked up 10 goals and 17 points through 39 games this campaign.... See More ... See Less
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