After signing a one-year contract over the summer, Nate Schmidt has emerged as a reliable everyday defenseman for the Capitals.
The Capitals were hoping Brooks Laich would play for them during their three-game road trip. He won't.
Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik was not surprised to see Olli Maatta return to the lineup two weeks after having a cancerous tumor removed.
Jay Beagle's increased role with the Capitals has come at the expense of Evgeny Kuznetsov.