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Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Pots first goal
Alexeyev tallied a goal and added two shots while logging 10:55 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win against the Sabres.
The goal marks the first of Alexeyev's NHL career -- not to mention his first point of the season. The 24-year-old has struggled to garner a consistent role and has been competing with Lucas Johansen and Hardy Haman-Aktell for playing time as the Capitals have dealt with various injuries to their defense corps. With Joel Edmundson now back in the fold after missing the first month of the season and Martin Fehervary (lower body) nearing a return, it's unlikely Alexeyev will get the regular playing time he needs to deliver much in the way of dividends for fantasy managers.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Inks extension
Alexeyev signed a two-year, $1.65 million extension with the Capitals on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Alexeyev recorded five assists while averaging 16:27 of ice time through 32 games as a rookie with Washington this season. The 23-year-old was a first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and should have a full-time role at the NHL level during the 2023-24 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Snags helper in loss
Alexeyev recorded an assist in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Blues.
Defenseman Nick Jensen has an upper-body injury that caused him to miss the most recent contest, and that has opened up additional opportunities for Alexeyev, whom the Capitals drafted 31st overall in 2018. Alexeyev has five assists accounting for his point total through 20 contests. He's bound to go through his share of growing pains in the NHL, but the big defender at 6-foot-4, 213 pounds has a bright future, and he'll be a physical force for a Capitals blue line forming a new identity following the trade of Dmitry Orlov to the Bruins.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Steps up Wednesday
Alexeyev logged an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.
Alexeyev was called upon to log 25:08 of ice time due to injuries taking Nick Jensen (upper body) and Martin Fehervary (lower body) out of the contest. This was all the more impressive for Alexeyev since he had played just five of the Capitals' 23 games since the start of January, with his last appearance being Jan. 21. The 23-year-old could be set for a much larger role if either of his injured teammates miss more time. Alexeyev now has three assists, 10 shots on net, 14 hits, 17 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating through 13 outings.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Won't play Thursday
Alexeyev (upper body) isn't expected to play Thursday versus Ottawa, according to Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site.
Alexeyev was taken off the injured reserve list, per the NHL media site, but he didn't participate in Thursday's pregame warmups. That suggests that he's now available, but a healthy scratch. Alexeyev has an assist in five games this season. The 23-year-old last played Dec. 9.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Expected to be activated
Alexeyev (upper body) is expected to be activated off injured reserve ahead of Thursday's game versus Ottawa, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now reports.
Although Alexeyev is on track to be available Thursday, he's expected to sit as a healthy scratch against the Senators. He's picked up one helper through five NHL appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Surfaces on IR
Alexeyev (upper body) was put on injured reserve Sunday, per the NHL media site.
Alexeyev was injured in Friday's game against Seattle. Kraken defender Jamie Oleksiak was suspended for three games Saturday by the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head on the play. Alexeyev won't be eligible to return until at least Dec. 17 versus Toronto after going on the IR list. He has one assist, three shots on goal, eight blocks and six hits in five games this year.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Departs with upper-body injury
Alexeyev won't return to Friday's game against Seattle because of an upper-body injury.
Alexeyev sustained the injury when he absorbed a hit from Seattle's Jamie Oleksiak, who received a match penalty at 9:48 of the second period because of the incident, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com. Alexeyev had an assist in 7:42 of ice time before leaving the contest. It was his first career point in his sixth NHL game.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Making season debut
Alexeyev (shoulder) will be activated off injured reserve and make his season debut Wednesday against the Penguins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Alexeyev will likely slot into a botom-pairing role after missing the first 14 games of the campaign while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. The 22-year-old defender spent most of the 2021-22 season in the minors, picking up one goal and 19 points through 68 games with AHL Hershey.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Completes conditioning stint
Alexeyev (shoulder) has completed his AHL conditioning loan.
Alexeyev had an assist in four AHL games. He's still on the long-term injured reserve list, but the fact that he was able to play in the AHL suggests that he might be activated in the near future. He underwent shoulder surgery in June and was originally projected to miss 4-5 months.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Loaned to AHL
Alexeyev (shoulder) will begin a conditioning stint with AHL Hershey, per Samantha Pell of The Washington Post.
Alexeyev underwent shoulder surgery in June that was projected to keep him sidelined for 4-5 months. If all goes well on his conditioning assignment, Alexeyev could compete for a spot on Washington's blue line. The 22-year-old defenseman was held scoreless in his lone game with the Capitals last season but showed some promise in the AHL, logging a goal and 18 assists in 68 games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Undergoes shoulder surgery
Alexeyev (shoulder) underwent a surgical labra repair of his left shoulder and is projected to miss 4-5 months.
Alexeyev seemed primed to challenge for a roster spot given the pending free agency of Justin Schultz, Michal Kempny, and Matt Irwin, but he now looks likely to miss at least the first few weeks of the upcoming season. The 22-year-old notched a goal and 19 points in 68 games with AHL Hershey during the 2021-22 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Assigned to AHL affiliate
Alexeyev was demoted to AHL Hershey from the taxi squad Tuesday, per CBSSports.com.
Alexeyev has appeared in one NHL contest this season, logging two PIM and 10:35 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Demoted to taxi squad
The Capitals assigned Alexeyev to the taxi squad Friday.
Alexeyev played 10:35 and logged two PIM in his NHL debut Wednesday. The 22-year-old could return to Washington if COVID-19 continues to affect the Capitals' defense corps.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Recalled from taxi squad
Alexeyev was called up to the Capitals' main roster from the taxi squad Wednesday.
Alexeyev is still looking to make his NHL debut. For AHL Hershey this season, the 22-year-old defenseman has logged one goal and three assists through 24 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: On taxi squad
The Capitals added Alexeyev to their taxi squad Monday.
Alexeyev figures to join the Capitals if they play games in the near future, as a handful of NHL regulars entered COVID-19 protocol Monday. If he does suit up for Washington, the defenseman will be making his NHL debut.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Summoned by big club
Alexeyev was recalled by Washington on Tuesday, source reports.
Alexeyev will be on hand as an injury-replacement option for the Capitals' playoff run. The 2018 first-round pick has yet to make his NHL debut, but he was productive in limited action with AHL Hershey during the regular season, picking up nine points while posting a plus-11 rating through 12 contests.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Returning from overseas
Alexeyev was re-assigned to AHL Hershey on Monday.
Alexeyev has been summoned to the minors following the conclusion of his season with KHL Salavat Yulaev Ufa. The 31st overall selection from the 2018 NHL Entry Draft posted eight goals and 16 points in 55 games while riding out the pandemic in his native Russia and is expected to serve primarily as a depth option in the minor-league ranks for the balance of the 2020 season. The 21-year-old has intriguing long-term fantasy upside as his development continues, so those in dynasty formats should consider stashing him.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Not on training camp roster
Alexeyev is not on the Capitals' training camp roster.
Alexeyev, a first-round draft pick from 2018, was expected to compete for a roster spot this season. Instead, he'll remain with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the KHL, where he has amassed four goals, five helpers and 65 blocked shots in 47 contests. The 21-year-old Russian would have had a tough time outplaying numerous veterans for a roster spot this season, but could challenge for at least a part-time role in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexander Alexeyev: Loaned to KHL team
The Capitals have loaned Alexeyev to Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the KHL.
Alexeyev will likely have a significant role with the Capitals in 2020-21, so look for him to be recalled ahead of next season's training camp. The 2018 first-round pick notched 21 points while posting a plus-8 rating in 58 games with AHL Hershey this year.... See More ... See Less
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