Hathaway was assessed a match penalty for spitting on Anaheim's Erik Gudbranson during Monday's game.

Carl Hagelin (upper body) was placed on long-term injured reserve, Nic Dowd (hand) was placed on injured reserve and Nicklas Backstrom (upper body, day to day) is also out against the New York Rangers Wednesday night.

All match penalties carry with it an ejection and an automatic suspension pending review by the NHL office.


Garnet Hathaway earns a match penalty for spitting during a second-period melee, and Washington goes on to win, 5-2.

Carl Hagelin (upper body) and Nic Dowd (hand) will not play tonight against Anaheim. Both players are still considered day to day, with Hagelin's return closer than Dowd's, per Coach Todd Reirden.

Washington rallied again to prevail, 3-2, in a shootout Saturday in Boston.

Washington puts 44 shots on Bruins’ Jaroslav Halak and wins on Jakub Vrana’s impressive goal.

Vitek Vanecek was also called up to serve as backup goaltender for Saturday's game and defenseman Tyler Lewington was reassigned. The moves were forced by injuries to Carl Hagelin and Nic Dowd.

Washington gets blitzed by Montreal and suffers first regulation defeat since Oct. 14.

Carl Hagelin and Nic Dowd are out against Montreal with upper-body injuries and are considered day-to-day.

A "Save the Caps" campaign kept the NHL in Washington after an ugly start.

When Washington players score at home this season, they're playing their songs.

Braden Holtby stands out with 30 saves while T.J. Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov score in extra session to secure a 2-1 win.

“I got to turn the page," Gudas said. “This is my new home now.”

  • Perspective

Roster decisions after a championship have usual financial ramifications against a different backdrop.

Washington climbs out of an early hole against Arizona, only to have an apparent game-winner overturned before the Coyotes win in a shootout.

In corresponding moves to make space for Panik, the team put Tyler Lewington on waivers Sunday and reassigned Travis Boyd to the team’s American Hockey League affiliate in Hershey, Pa.

The 22-year-old defenseman has been strong on the penalty kill and scored his first NHL goal Saturday night.

Tom Wilson’s surge continued with a goal and Nicklas Backstrom scored twice late as Washington improved to 10-0-1 in its past 11 games.

Washington will be without one of its top penalty killers Saturday night against Vegas.

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