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...
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3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look At The Defensive Corp Of The Washington Capitals

from Alex Prewitt of the Capitals Insider, The summer signings of Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik came with intended secondary consequences for the Washington Capitals, trickling down to the rest of the defensive corps. The expected logjam at the depth chart’s bottom has somewhat been sorted already, with Nate Schmidt starting the past three games, John Erskine and Jack...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green out for Capitals’ season-opener vs. Montreal

Capitals defenseman Mike Green will miss Thursday night’s season opener against Montreal with an upper-body injury, both he and Coach Barry Trotz confirmed at the team’s morning skate. During line rushes, Green paired with John Erskine, who will be a healthy scratch at Verizon Center, and spent several extra minutes working out when the regulars returned to the locker room....
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  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...
17 days ago  |  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

Flyers use four power-play goals to beat Capitals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Flyers scored four power-play goals to help rally past the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Monday night. It was the visiting Caps who started the scoring with first-period goals by Eric Fehr and John Erskine. Philadelphia got on the board with 24 seconds left in the stanza on a power-play goal by Jakub Voracek. Another power-play tally, this one from Mark Streit...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Erskine says he's finally feeling healthy

John Erskine can’t erase the past, but he can certainly explain it. A year ago, the Capitals’ 34-year-old defenseman came into camp fresh off summer knee surgery and told the Caps coaching staff he was not in game shape. “I told them I wasn’t ready to go and they put me in anyway,” Erskine said Saturday after a second hard day of practice under Barry Trotz. Erskine was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Open auditions for Capitals' sixth defensive spot

With roughly $24 million committed to their top five defensemen, it’s clear the Capitals will open training camp on Friday with Brooks Orpik, Mike Green, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson and Karl Alzner locked into the top five defensive spots. It’s slotting those three other defensemen that poses a challenge to Barry Trotz and his coaching staff as they prepare for Friday’s start...
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September 17, 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

Video: Here is a nice little line brawl between the Caps and Flyers

All of the tension of trade deadline day in the NHL came to a head last night in Philadelphia as the Flyers and the Washington Capitals got into it in the first period on Wednesday night.A couple of interesting notes from the video:1. Great sportsmanship by Tom Wilson of the Caps. Luke Schenn was down on his knees and had his legs tied up with Ryan Stoa. Instead of filling Schenn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Tom Wilson vs. Luke Schenn, John Erskine vs. Many

Tom Wilson: 6’4″, 210 lbs., 12 Career NHL Regular Season Fights   Luke Schenn: 6′ 2″, 229 lbs., 27 Career NHL Regular Season Fights March 5th, 2014.  Wells Fargo Center.  8:01 into the first period.  Caps down 2-0. Wilson walked up to his newest teammate, Dustin Penner. “Hi Dustin, welcome to the Washington Capitals,” he […]
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March 05, 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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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...
Via Goon's World
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A Glance at Erskine

In years gone past, it's been pretty clear which defender on the Caps' roster drew the ire of the fans.  He might have once put together a +50 season (as if it really means anything), but Jeff Schultz was generally disliked by the fanbase.  With Schultz have been bought out this past summer, there had to be somebody step in a replace him.  It has become clear the John...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 04, 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.
Via Capitals Outsider
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...
Via Diehardsport
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

John Erskine still working to regain strength, no timeline for a return

Wednesday marked the first day John Erskine could be activated from long-term injured reserve, but despite reaching that threshold the veteran defenseman still has a ways to go in rebuilding the strength in his surgically-repaired knee. “It just seems like it’s kind of leveled out and is not going anywhere,” Erskine said after working out for more than an hour Wednesday morning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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