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Matt Niskanen

  1. Detroit holds early scouting meeting, ‘absolutely’ wants ‘two or three more right shots’

    Dec 5, 2014, 12:08 PM EST

    Colorado Avalanche v Detroit Red Wings

    “It’s an opportunity for us to talk about if a player fits, and the cost.”

  2. Caps in ‘evaluation period’ with pending UFA Green, and vice versa

    Nov 13, 2014, 2:49 PM EST

    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    How much can Washington afford to offer the 29-year-old d-man?

  3. Caps enjoying success with deeper blue line

    Oct 29, 2014, 4:04 PM EST

    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    Less (ice time) may mean more (points) for Mike Green.

  4. ‘Canes activate Skinner from IR

    Oct 17, 2014, 12:04 PM EST

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    Jeff Skinner

    Carolina, actually getting some good injury news for a change.

  5. Skinner believes he’s gotten better at avoiding big hits

    Oct 14, 2014, 8:41 PM EST

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    Jeff Skinner

    He’s trying to return from his third concussion

  6. D Change: Green out, Schmidt in for Caps’ season opener

    Oct 9, 2014, 11:38 AM EST

    Mike Green

    Upper-body injury will sideline the two-time Norris nominee.

  7. Skinner diagnosed with concussion

    Oct 6, 2014, 5:05 PM EST

    Jeff Skinner

    “He will continue to be monitored by our team doctors and go through proper protocols in the coming days.”

  8. Video: Ovechkin tackles E. Staal to ice after questionable hit

    Oct 5, 2014, 9:38 PM EST

    Ovechkin Staal

    Capitals coach Barry Trotz was very happy with Ovechkin’s actions.

  9. Niskanen on head hit: Skinner spun into my elbow

    Oct 5, 2014, 6:40 PM EST

    Skinner

    The Hurricanes forward left the game as a result of that incident.

  10. Report: Skinner leaves preseason game with upper body injury

    Oct 5, 2014, 3:39 PM EST

    Jeff Skinner

    Took elbow to the head from Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen.

  11. Trotz wants to manage Ovechkin’s time on power play

    Oct 1, 2014, 10:00 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    It’s not as foolish as it sounds … maybe.

  12. Kuznetsov, Johansson and Burakovsky battling at center in Washington

    Sep 25, 2014, 9:45 AM EST

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    With top faceoff man Mikhail Grabovski auditioning for a left wing role with the Islanders, Barry Trotz is hoping one of three emerge.

  13. Hard-luck Hillen ‘100 percent’ after staph infection

    Sep 16, 2014, 9:22 PM EST

    hillenhelpedoffgetty

    Caps blueliner has had bad luck in the health department.

  14. Caps re-sign Schilling to one-year, two-way deal

    Sep 9, 2014, 10:25 AM EST

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    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    He’ll be in tough to find minutes in Washington this season.

  15. Under Pressure: Mike Johnston

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:47 AM EST

    Mike Johnston, Jim Rutherford, Rick Tocchet

    All the first-time NHL head coach has to do is get Pittsburgh to the promised land. No biggie.

  16. Looking to make the leap: Simon Despres

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:01 AM EST

    Simon Despres

    The 23-year-old defenseman may get a real shot this season.

  17. It’s Pittsburgh Penguins Day at PHT

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby

    The pressure is on Sid and Geno now after a summer of change.

  18. Poll: Will Washington get back into the playoffs?

    Aug 18, 2014, 2:31 PM EST

    Washington Capitals Introduce General Manager Brian MacLellan And Coach Barry Trotz

    Missed for the first time in six years last season.

  19. Green faces pivotal season with Caps

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

    Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers

    A significant contract year for the Washington defenseman.

  20. Ovechkin thinks very little of plus/minus

    Aug 7, 2014, 9:46 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    He was minus-35 last season.

  21. Methot’s new deal with Sens ‘going to be multi-year’

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:11 AM EST

    MarcMethot

    “It’s a fairly simple one because Marc wants to be here,”

  22. Penguins prospect Pouliot sees opportunity in Pittsburgh

    Jul 22, 2014, 12:15 PM EST

    Portland Winterhawks v Kelowna Rockets

    How ’bout that headline for some alliteration.

  23. Coaches, Ovechkin influenced Niskanen in picking Caps

    Jul 12, 2014, 3:20 PM EST

    Matt Niskanen

    He’s been watching Washington for a while now.

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