Capitals Insider: Jack Hillen


Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Capitals season review: Defensemen

A look at the Capitals’ blue-liners.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, connor carrick, Defense, Defensemen, Dmitry Orlov, Jack Hillen, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Nate Schmidt

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Injury updates on Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, Jack Hillen, Brooks Laich and Patrick Wey

Checking in with the walking wounded.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Patrick Wey

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Troy Brouwer misses practice; Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom reunited on same line

Trroy Brouwer rests Wednesday, while Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom skate on the same line.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Patrick Wey, Practice update, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals shuffle defense again; Grabovski at left wing against Stars

By Katie Carrera  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Stars, Defense, Dustin Penner, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Mikhail Grabovski, Patrick Wey

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Mikhail Grabovski will return to Capitals’ lineup in Nashville

Notes from the morning skate

By Katie Carrera  |  02:49 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Preds, Injuries, Jack Hillen, John Erskine, Julien Brouillette, Mikahil Grabovski

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Jack Hillen questionable, Mikhail Grabovski out against Bruins (updated)

News and notes from Friday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Nicklas Backstrom ‘absolutely’ will face Bruins; Jack Hillen sidelined (updated)

Nicklas Backstrom participates fully in Thursday’s practice, while Jack Hillen sits out.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Nicklas Backstrom, Practice update

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Nicklas Backstrom, Jack Hillen both leave game against Kings with injuries

The uncertainty of their health could be more damaging than Tuesday’s shootout loss to Los Angeles.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Kings, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 6-4 loss to the Flyers

Notes and observations from the loss to the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:38 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Dustin Penner, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Jack Hillen, Mike Green

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Jack Hillen doesn’t think a return in Florida is ‘realistic’; Marcus Johansson a game-time decision

Hillen says he’s very close to a return but doesn’t expect to play against Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Jack Hillen assigned to Hershey for conditioning stint

The defenseman takes the next step in recovery from a fractured tibial plateau.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Which Capitals can play in the AHL during the Olympic break?

Here’s an explainer on which Capitals can and can’t play in the AHL during the NHL’s two-week Olympic break.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Casey Wellman, connor carrick, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Jack Hillen, Julien Brouillette, NHL Olympic Break, Patrick Wey, Roster moves, Sochi 2014

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 01/25/2014

Jack Hillen skates with Capitals, still no timetable for return

The defenseman made the trip this weekend and skated with his teammates for the first time since October, but there is still no timetable for his return.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:03 AM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Adam Oates shuffles lines; Alex Ovechkin skates with Mikhail Grabovski and Eric Fehr

The Capitals have new forward lines in Wednesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Jack Hillen trying to stay positive in spite of another frustrating injury

Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen discusses his recovery from a fractured tibial plateau.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Nicklas Backstrom becomes a father; Capitals recall Michael Latta

The Caps made a few roster moves Tuesday morning and Nicklas Backstrom becomes a father.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Michael Latta, Nicklas Backstrom, Roster moves

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 10/05/2013

Jack Hillen underwent successful surgery; Steve Oleksy to face Stars

Quick notes from the morning skate in Dallas.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:59 PM ET, 10/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Stars, Dallas Stars, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Jack Hillen will undergo surgery Friday, expected to miss months

The Capitals will be without Jack Hillen for an extended period of time.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 11:52 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Adam Oates: Jack Hillen is 'going to be out for a bit'

What does Jack Hillen's injury mean for the Capitals defensive depth?

By Katie Carrera  |  11:52 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flames, Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Adam Oates and hockey sticks

Coach Adam Oates is passionate about making sure players have the right tool to play their best game.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013-14 Season opener, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Jack Hillen

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Top questions facing the Capitals heading into training camp

A look at some of the top questions the Caps will answer over 18 days of training camp and eight preseason games.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, John Erskine, Martin Erat, Steve Oleksy, Tom Wilson, Tomas Kundratek, Training Camp

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Capitals season review: Defensemen

A look at the season that was for the Capitals' defensemen and what the future might hold.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:08 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dmitry Orlov, Jack Hillen, Jeff Schultz, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, offseason, Season breakdown, Steve Oleksy, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Joel Ward skates briefly, Jack Hillen back in Minnesota visiting family

Notes from Capitals practice on Monday in Arlington.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jack Hillen, Joel Ward, Practice update

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 04/10/2013

One-timers: Capitals shake off early deficit in Montreal; Ovechkin leads the way again

ONE-TIMERS | The Caps shake off an initial one-goal deficit and demonstrate their resiliency.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:02 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen, Jay Beagle, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Strong second period fuels Capitals' win in Montreal

Two goals in the span of 1:46 in the second period allowed Washington to gain the upper hand against the Canadiens Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:13 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Jack Hillen had 'no idea' his wife went into labor Saturday night

After the Caps’ game against Florida, defenseman Jack Hillen learned his wife had given birth.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jack Hillen, Washington Capitals

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Martin Erat: 'I want to play for a Stanley Cup and that was my choice'

Martin Erat requested a trade from Nashville so that he could compete for a Stanley Cup, now he has to integrate into a new team for the first time in his career. The Capitals aren't worried about him fitting in, though.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jack Hillen, Joel Ward, Martin Erat, Nashville Predators, Trade deadline

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Caps re-sign Jack Hillen to two-year, $1.4 million deal (updated)

Hillen will earn $700,000 in both 2013-14 and in 2014-15.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  03:23 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jack Hillen

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Jack Hillen sick, John Erskine doesn't take part in practice drills (updated)

Just as the Capitals blue line seemed to be getting healthy, two defensemen didn't take part in Thursday's practice in Arlington.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen, John Erskine, Mathieu Perreault, Practice update, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 03/20/2013

One-timers: Brooks Laich's debut, Capitals find positives in defensive play

Notes on Brooks Laich's return, the Capitals defensive showing and more on the power play from Tuesday's 2-1 loss in Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:59 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Jack Hillen, Karl Alzner, One timers

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/16/2013

Open thread: Capitals at Bruins

Discuss the game as the Capitals take on the Bruins Saturday afternoon.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Bruins, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/09/2013

Injury updates on Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov and Jack Hillen

General Manager George McPhee offers updates on the injury status of Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov and Jack Hillen.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov, George McPhee, Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Braden Holtby will start vs. Flyers (updated)

The 22-year-old netminder will get his first start since Jan. 22.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Jack Hillen, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Practice update: Capitals hold optional workout, Hillen skates

Coach Adam Oates explains why he decided to give the Capitals an optional skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Jack Hillen, Optional practice, Practice update

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Capitals place Jack Hillen on injured reserve, recall Tomas Kundratek

Capitals place Jack Hillen on injured reserve, recall Tomas Kundratek

By Katie Carrera  |  12:52 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Roster moves, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 09:04 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Jack Hillen leaves Capitals season opener with injury

Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen was forced to leave the game after suffering a left shoulder injury in the second period.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:04 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Tampa Bay Lightning