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Capitals' Craig Smith: Grabs two points in win
Smith tallied a goal and added an assist in Monday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.
Smith set up Rasmus Sandin's tally 1:03 into the first period before scoring a goal later in the frame, ripping a loose puck past Ilya Sorokin from the slot. The 33-year-old Smith had just one point in his last 15 contests before Monday's two-point effort. He's tallied four goals and five points through 20 games with the Capitals and 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in 62 outings between Washington and Boston this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Craig Smith: Scores lone goal
Smith scored a goal on four shots in the Capitals' 5-1 loss to the Lightning on Thursday.
Smith shot a puck off Andrei Vasilevskiy to cut the Lightning's lead to 2-1. That would be the closest the Capitals would get to tying the game, however, as they coughed up three goals in the third to drop a 5-1 contest. This goal snaps an 11-game point drought for the former Bruin as he looks to get back on track offensively. On the season, Smith has seven goals and 13 points in 58 games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Craig Smith: Good to play Wednesday
Smith (lower body) is expected to play Wednesday versus the Islanders, Sammi Silber of The Hockey News reports.
Smith has six goals and 12 points in 56 appearances this season. He left Monday's game due to the injury, but he didn't end up missing a full contest. Smith is projected to play alongside Evgeny Kuznetsov and Anthony Mantha.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Craig Smith: Dealing with lower-body injury
Smith left Monday's practice early because of a lower-body injury, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Smith also didn't play in the third period Saturday in Washington's 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh. His availability for Wednesday's contest against the Islanders hasn't been determined yet. Smith has registered two goals, 25 shots on net, eight blocked shots and eight hits in 14 outings with the Capitals since being acquired from Boston.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Craig Smith: Pots two goals
Smith registered two goals and a plus-3 rating during Saturday's 8-3 win over the Sharks.
Smith now has his first points since his arrival with the Capitals as part of the trade that sent Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway to the Bruins. The 33-year-old pending unrestricted free agent has six goals and 12 points in 44 games between the Bruins and Capitals this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Craig Smith: Capitals debut Saturday
Smith will make his Washington debut Saturday versus the Rangers, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Smith was part of the deal that sent Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway to Boston. Smith had only four goals and 10 points in 42 games with the Bruins this season and should see a bottom-six role with the Capitals.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Craig Smith: Dealt to Capitals
Smith was acquired by Washington from Boston on Thursday along with a 2023 first-round pick, a 2025 second-round selection and a 2024 fourth-round pick in exchange for Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway.
Smith has four goals and 10 points in 42 contests while averaging 10:15 of ice time with Boston this season. A fresh start might do him some good, though the 33-year-old will likely serve in a bottom-six role with the Capitals just as he did in Boston. Smith is in the final season of a three-year, $9.3 million contract and can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Grabs helper Sunday
Smith registered an assist in Sunday's 4-0 win over San Jose.
Smith has helpers in three straight games as he finds himself elevated to a first-line role. On the year, the Wisconsin native has generated just eight points in 32 contests and may be hard-pressed to reach the 30-point threshold for the sixth consecutive year.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Nets rare goal
Smith scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
Smith gave the Bruins an early 2-0 lead in the first period, converting on a Nick Foligno assist. The tally snapped Smith's seven-game point drought, and it was his first goal since Oct. 27. The winger is up to five points, 31 shots, 23 hits and a minus-1 rating through 25 contests. He should see fairly steady bottom-six minutes while Jake DeBrusk (lower body) is out of action.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Draws back in Tuesday
Smith, who is back from AHL Providence, will play Tuesday against Ottawa.
Smith was briefly sent down during the holiday break. He will replace A.J. Greer in the lineup versus the Senators. Smith has one goal, three assists, 24 shots on net and 18 hits in 19 games with Boston this season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Heads to AHL
Smith was sent down to the AHL on Friday, per the AHL's transactions page.
Smith has a goal and four points in 19 games while averaging 9:47 of ice time. He was also reassigned to the AHL on Tuesday before being recalled Wednesday, so it wouldn't be surprising if this turned out to be a cap-related transaction. There's a fair chance that the 33-year-old will be summoned by Boston prior to Tuesday's game against Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Right back with big club
Smith was recalled by the Bruins on Wednesday.
Smith was assigned to the AHL in a cap-related paper move Tuesday, but he was always expected to be back back with the big club in an official capacity in short order. He'll likely slot into a fourth-line role for Thursday's game versus the Jets.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Assigned to AHL Providence
Smith was assigned to AHL Providence on Tuesday.
Smith played Monday against Florida after clearing waivers. Per Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now, the 33-year-old forward is expected stay with the big club despite the designation of being demoted in a salary cap-related move. Smith has one goal and three assists in 18 games with Boston this season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Still with NHL club
Smith took part in Monday's game-day skate ahead of a clash with Florida, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Despite being placed on waivers, Smith has not been reassigned to the minors. It likely was a procedural move to maintain the ability to move Smith between the NHL and AHL. With the league-wide roster freeze set to go in place at midnight Monday, Smith likely won't be reassigned to the minors at this point and should be in contention to play during the freeze.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Hits waivers
Smith was placed on waivers Sunday, per CapFriendly.
Smith has accounted for one goal and three assists in 17 appearances with Boston this season. He has averaged just 9:51 of ice time. Smith would be eligible to be sent to AHL Providence on Monday if he goes unclaimed.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Makes return to lineup
Smith registered one shot on goal during Wednesday's 4-0 victory over the host Avalanche.
Smith (upper body) dressed for the first time since Nov. 25 and received 12:03 of ice time Wednesday. The 33-year-old forward replaced A.J. Greer, who was scratched. Skating on a wing, Smith opened Wednesday on the Bruins' fourth line with Nick Foligno and Tomas Nosek.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Expected to play Wednesday
Smith (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday versus Colorado, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Smith, who has sat out the past three games, has one goal, two assists and 13 hits in 12 appearances this season. He is slated to replace A.J. Greer in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
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