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Capitals' Alexei Protas: Back in Hershey
Protas was returned to AHL Hershey on Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Protas played in 58 games at the NHL level, scoring four times and adding 11 assists. The 22-year-old was a bottom-six forward this season, averaging 11:31 of ice time per contest. He will gain valuable experience in the AHL playoffs with the first-place Hershey Bears.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Dishes helper Thursday
Protas tallied an assist and a plus-2 rating during Thursday's 6-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Protas has helpers in consecutive games working on the fourth line alongside Nic Dowd and Connor Sheary. The 22-year-old has been up and down with the Capitals throughout the 2022-23 campaign but could get more regular minutes in the final games should Washington's playoff aspirations fade and management decides to give younger players a longer look -- though Protas' fantasy value remains considerably low in the short term, even with more steady ice time.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Up with Capitals
Protas was recalled from AHL Hershey on Sunday.
Protas has generated three goals, seven assists, 55 shots on net and 32 hits in 43 games with the Capitals this season. He should be expected to accompany the team to Los Angeles ahead of Monday's contest versus the Kings.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Returns to AHL
Protas was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Friday.
Protas has three goals and 10 points in 43 contests with Washington this season. The 22-year-old also has two goals and five points in eight games with Hershey in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Back in Washington
Protas was recalled from AHL Hershey on Friday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Protas has spent most of the season with the Capitals, scoring three goals and adding seven assists in 43 games, but he's also seen some AHL time, scoring twice and picking up three assists in eight minor-league games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Returned to minor-league affiliate
Protas was assigned to AHL Hershey on Tuesday.
Protas has been a healthy scratch for two straight contests since rejoining the Capitals following a brief personal absence, so he'll head to the minors for some much-needed playing time. The 22-year-old has, however, drawn into 43 games with the big club this campaign, picking up 10 points over that span, so he should be back with Washington sooner rather than later.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Rejoins Capitals
Protas (personal) returned to practice Wednesday, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Protas missed Tuesday's game against Carolina to be with his wife for the birth of his daughter. He's expected to be an option for Thursday's game versus Florida and might serve in a top-six role if Alex Ovechkin (personal) is unavailable. Protas has three goals and 10 points in 43 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Unavailable for personal reasons
Protas (personal) won't play Tuesday versus the Hurricanes, as he is awaiting the birth of his child, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Protas was initially expected to serve in a top-six role with Alex Ovechkin (personal) out. With Protas away from the team, Joe Snively is expected to draw into the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Summoned by Capitals
Protas was called up by Washington on Friday.
Protas has two goals and five points in eight games with AHL Hershey this season. With the Capitals, he's contributed three goals and 10 points in 42 contests while averaging 10:55 of ice time. If he plays Saturday against Boston, it will probably be in a fourth-line role.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Returned to AHL affiliate
Protas was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Wednesday.
Protas will presumably remain in the minors through the NHL's All-Star break. He's picked up 10 points through 42 top-level appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Joining big club for road trip
Protas will be called up to join the Capitals' upcoming road trip that begins Thursday in Arizona, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
The Capitals have yet to announce a corresponding move to free up a roster spot for Protas, but it'll likely be Nic Dowd (lower body) going to injured reserve in the coming days. Protas has 10 points through 41 NHL contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Sent down
Protas was loaned to AHL Hershey on Saturday.
Protas has earned 10 points, 51 shots on goal and 32 hits in 41 games this season. He was demoted to make room on the roster for Nicklas Backstrom (hip) and Tom Wilson (knee), who are both set to return to the lineup Sunday against Columbus.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Bags apples Saturday
Protas tallied two assists, three shots and a plus-2 rating during Saturday's 9-2 victory over the Canadiens.
The helpers snapped a five-game point drought for Protas who needed to make a strong impression to keep a regular spot in the lineup given the expected return of Nicklas Backstrom (hip), Tom Wilson (knee) and T.J. Oshie (upper body). The 21-year-old has posted three goals and nine points in 39 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Garners assist in win
Protas produced an assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Jets.
Protas helped out on a Trevor van Riemsdyk goal in the second period. The 21-year-old forward has two assists in his last four games, but he remains an inconsistent contributor on offense while playing in a fourth-line role. Protas has six points, 40 shots, 20 hits and a plus-1 rating through 30 contests.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Scores goal Friday
Protas netted a goal in Friday's 5-1 win against the Lightning.
Protas ended his six-game point drought. He has three goals and four points in 16 contests this season. He primarily serves on the fourth line for Washington, so it's not surprising that he doesn't contribute a lot of points.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Tallies in Saturday's win
Protas scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Predators.
Protas doubled the Capitals' lead with his third-period tally. He's scored twice and added an assist over his last three games after opening the year with no points in six contests. The 21-year-old appears to have a lock on a regular bottom-six role with the Capitals battling multiple injuries up front. He's added 15 shots on net, four hits, two PIM and an even plus-minus rating in nine outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Two-point effort Monday
Protas scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 6-3 win over the Devils.
The 21-year-old had been held off the scoresheet through six games to begin the season, but Protas got rolling Monday by nabbing a helper on Washington's fifth goal of the night before closing out the scoring late in the third period. The big forward hasn't been a consistent scoring threat since his junior days, but a spot on the third line with veterans Lars Eller and Anthony Mantha could help unlock his offense.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Sent to AHL affiliate
Protas was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Friday.
Although Protas will head to the minors for now, it wouldn't be surprising to see him back with the big club ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Senators. He's picked up nine points while averaging 11:50 of ice time through 33 top-level appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Logs assist Friday
Protas notched an assist in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Blues.
Protas set up Daniel Sprong's first-period tally in the lopsided loss. The 21-year-old Protas has contributed modest offense this season with seven points, 25 shots on net and a plus-4 rating in 23 contests. The Belarusian forward will likely stay on the active roster at least until Nicklas Backstrom (illness) and T.J. Oshie (illness) are able to return.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Alexei Protas: Elevated from AHL Hershey
Protas was promoted from AHL Hershey on Tuesday, per CBSSports.com.
Protas has logged one goal and one assist through his last eight appearances with the Capitals. The 20-year-old has recorded one goal and four assists through eight performances with AHL Hershey this season.... See More ... See Less
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