Capitals Injury Update: John Erskine is Placed on IR

Washington Capitals veteran defenseman John Erskine was placed on the injured reserve Wednesday. Mike Halford from Pro Hockey Talk reported that Erskine has undergone corrective neck surgery and will begin rehab over the next few weeks. #476882757 / gettyimages.comJohn Erskine has not played in any of the Caps first five games this season. Erskine completed his surgery on Wednesday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals defenseman John Erskine has surgery for disk in neck

  Capitals defenseman John Erskine has had surgery to repair a disk in his neck. The team announced Erskine's operation on Wednesday, before Washington played a game at the Edmonton Oilers. Erskine is scheduled to start his rehabilitation program in the next few weeks, the Capitals said. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defenseman has not appeared in a game this season. He has played...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals D Erskine has surgery for disk in neck

WASHINGTON (AP) Capitals defenseman John Erskine has had surgery to repair a disk in his neck. The team announced Erskine's operation on Wednesday, before Washington played a game at the Edmonton Oilers. Erskine is scheduled to start his rehabilitation program in the next few weeks, the Capitals said. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defenseman has not appeared in a game this season...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington’s Roster Finalized Day Before Season Opener

Coach Barry Trotz announced the Washington Capitals’ 23-man roster a mere day before the team’s Oct. 9 opener against the Montreal Canadiens.   By placing four players on injured reserve (IR), Trotz was able to whittle his roster down to the desired amount. Forward Jay Beagle has been placed on IR as he continues to fight an upper body injury. He, along with forward Tom Wilson...
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers beat Capitals, lose to Leafs in shootout to open preseason

With just 16 days until the regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers began the preparation to opening night. The preseason began as the Flyers split up the camp roster between Philadelphia and London, Ontario. In Philadelphia, Mark Streit and Jake Voracek shined as the Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals, 5-4, at Wells Fargo Center. In London, the Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Top Fights of 2013-2014: Number 1

John Erskine vs. Colton Orr. January 10th. 14:58 into the second period.
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobblehead Yourself

The Caps are giving you the opportunity to bobblehead yourself!  All you have to do is upload a picture of yourself and scale it down.  From there, you can give yourself a few bruises, maybe a few cuts and stitches.  You can even give yourself a John Erskine fu manchu.  It’s all up to you! […]
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wayne Simmonds holds John Erskine so Vinny Lecavalier can punch him during line brawl (Video)

The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals have quickly established one of the most fierce rivalries in hockey. Earlier this season, a line brawl broke out between the two teams that led to a rare goalie fight. It happened again on Wednesday night, only this time there were a number of cheap shots from the Philly […]
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals, Flyers engage in line brawl…again

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the City of Brotherly Love, this happens. Philadelphia, which has never really been a safe city to begin with, just got a bit more unsafe after tonight’s Capitals/Flyers line brawl, which saw three Flyers players, including the main culprit Wayne Simmonds, jump Capitals defenseman John Erskine. After Ryan Stoa, freshly called up from...
Via DC Sports-Kings
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flyers-Capitals get in small line brawl

The Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers got involved in some fisticuffs after Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn leveled Capitals forward Ryan Stoa. Tom Wilson stepped in to fight Schenn and then a few Flyers went after John Erskine. In total, there were 56 penalty minutes given out and three game misconducts. Nothing like Wednesday Night Rivalry Night in the NHL. [Hockey...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers, Capitals Engage In Line Brawl (Video)

The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals are once again division rivals thanks to realignment, and the rivalry has intensified with both teams battling for playoff position in the Metropolitan Division. Their meeting on Wednesday night featured a full line brawl in the second period, which included several exciting bouts. After Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn and Capitals forward...
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Flyers And Capitals Had Themselves A Good Ol’ Line Brawl

Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBCSN lived up to its moniker this week as the Capitals visited the Flyers in Philadelphia. After a slew of physical play and big hits early on, the two squads engaged in a full-out line brawl during the first period. The shenanigans resulted in 56 combined penalty minutes and three game misconducts, issued to Tom Wilson and John Erskine of the Capitals...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers and Capitals line brawl

Rivalry Night in Philly. The boxscore will read. Two players were kicked out of the game for their efforts.11:59 WSH Tom Wilson Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Luke Schenn 11:59 PHI Luke Schenn Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Tom Wilson11:59 PHI Vincent Lecavalier Fighting (maj) - 5 min against John Erskine11:59 WSH John Erskine Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Vincent Lecavalier11...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of The Tape: Wilson vs. Ashton and Erskine vs. Orr

And….the winner is….in a unanimous decision…..TOM WILSON and JOHN ERSKINE.
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colton Orr and John Erskine square off in epic heavyweight fight

Late in the 2nd period of a 1-1 game, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Colton Orr and Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine decided to settle a score. Orr and Erskine squared off in this heavyweight tilt and showed no regard for their own safety, throwing haymaker after haymaker. Orr ended up going down after taking a heavy shot from Erskine and the Caps went on to win 3-2. [HockeyFights...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Defenseman John Erskine Accidentally Punches Linesman in Chin; Drops Colton Orr in Spirited Fight (GIFs)

Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine was going to fight regardless of who got in his way on Friday night. Erskine was a man on a mission, wanting to drop the gloves first with Toronto Maple Leafs star Dion Phaneuf, but a linesman had other ideas early in the second period. The unlucky man in black and white attempted to break things up, but as he skated in between the pair...
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals vs. Avalanche

Credit: Getty Images The second meeting of the season against the Washington Capitals and Colorado Avalanche is set to kick off at 8:00 PM EST on Sunday night. Earlier this season the Avalanche marched over the Capitals by defeating them 5-1 at Verizon Center. The Capitals have won seven of their last ten games while the Avalanche has won eight of their last ten games. Washington...
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps make roster moves

DISCUSS ON OUR REDDIT The Washington Capitals have made roster moves. Defenseman John Erskine has been placed on the long term injured reserve.   Erskine heads to the IR, retroactive to October 26.  He will be eligible to return on November 20.  The movement of Erskine to the long term injured reserve allows the Caps to recall two from Hershey and stay within the league mandated...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps Learned Their Lesson About the 2-Goal Lead

The atmosphere is one of importance. The crowd noise reverberates through your body like the music at a rock concert. You can tell the players feel it—they’ll strain a little bit harder, focus a little more intently. It’s playoff hockey. The second period of Thursday’s game at the Verizon Center was one that dreams are made of–or nightmares. Going into the period, the...
Via On Frozen Blog
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Caps Clinch Final Southeast Division Title

Playing best hockey in years, Caps clinch final Southeast Division title. [JR] John Erskine made huge plays in the win, including big saves. [WP, CSNW] Caps channel M.C. Hammer, prove 2 Legit 2 Quit. (sorry) [Bog] A look back at the Southeast, which sucks but produced two Cups. [PD] Nats struggles continue, but Boz says just small fixes needed. [WaPo] For Davey Johnson, it’s time...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals clinch Southeast Division

The Washington Capitals clinched the Southeast Division title Tuesday night, completing a stark turnaround in a lockout-shortened season with a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 31st goal, John Erskine cleared two shots off the goal line, and Braden Holtby made 24 saves for the Capitals, who have won 10 of 11 to secure a playoff berth with two...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals re-sign Hillen, make several other moves

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Jack Hillen to a two-year, $1.4 million contract extension, one of several moves made by the team Tuesday. Hillen will earn $700,000 in both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. He has played in 10 games this year after missing 25 with an injury. The Capitals also assigned defensemen Tomas Kundratek and Dmitry Orlov to Hershey of the...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

REPORT: Rangers Sign Undrafted Defenseman Tommy Hughes

The Rangers will soon announce the signing of undrafted London Knights defenseman Tommy Hughes, according to London Free Press reporter Ryan Pyette. Pyette quotes London Knights Assistant GM Rob Simpson: "Tommy’s style fits with what the Rangers like to look for... He’s that Dan Girardi-type of big, hard-working, shot-blocking D-man who can take care of his own...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

No Rest For The Defense

Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, many media members and fans celebrated the healthy return of defenseman Dmitry Orlov to the Capitals lineup.  Orlov, who had posted 19 points in 60 NHL games last season, had started the season in the AHL due to the lockout but had not suited up for the Caps this season.  Two concussions suffered in Hershey kept him out of the lineup for 3 months and...
Via Rock the Red
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals Recall Orlov

The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the Hershey Bears of the AHL.  He will be available to play in tomorrow's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Tom Poti suffered an apparent back injury after Sabres forward Steve Ott cross-checked him in the lower back.  With status of Mike Green, John Erskine, and Tomas Kundratek still unclear, Orlov is...
Via Rock the Red
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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