News:Mathieu Perreault saw 12:40 worth of ice time Saturday against the Jets, recording four penalty minutes.
Analysis:Mathieu Perreault was shaken up against the Flyers this past Wednesday, but he's apparently fine. To date, Perreault has recorded seven points in 14 games for the Caps.
News:Mathieu Perreault was helped back to the Caps' locker room late in the third period of Wednesday's game after taking a big hit from Harry Zolnierczyk. According to Katie Carrera of The Washington Post, he was seen walking without a noticeable limp after the game.
Analysis: Initially, the hit appeared to be a knee-on-knee blow initiated by Zolnierczyk, but replays showed that he led with his shoulder and contact with the legs occurred after impact. Nevertheless, consider Mathieu Perreault day-to-day as he was clearly shaken up after the hit in the closing minutes of Wednesday's game.
News:Mathieu Perreault assisted on three of the four Washington goals in Thursday's win over the Lightning.
Analysis: The diminutive centerman started slow this year, going scoreless in his first five games, but he appears somewhat reenergized, posting five points in his last three outings.
News:Mathieu Perreault will return to the lineup Saturday against the Panthers, the Washington Times reports.
Analysis:Mathieu Perreault has not scored in five games this season after totaling 30 points last season for the Caps. He will look to generate some offense for a struggling Caps team Saturday.
News:Mathieu Perreault will take Marcus Johansson's spot in the lineup Sunday against the Sabres, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis:Mathieu Perreault will fill in for Johansson, who is a healthy scratch for Sunday's game. Perreault has recorded a minus-2 rating through three games this season.
News:Mathieu Perreault will not play Friday against the Devils, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis:Mathieu Perreault skated more than 12 minutes Thursday, but will be a healthy scratch Friday night.
News:Mathieu Perreault is close to a deal with HIFK Helsinki of Finland's SM-liiga, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis:Mathieu Perreault, 24, is the eighth Capital to head to Europe during the NHL's work stoppage. He recorded 30 points and a plus-9 rating in his 64 games with the Capitals last season, earning a two-year extension in July for his efforts.
News:Mathieu Perreault agreed to a two-year extension with the Capitals on Thursday, Comcast SportsNet Washington reports.
Analysis:Mathieu Perreault scored 30 points last season for the Capitals, his third in the NHL. He should return as a member of the team's third line.
News:Mathieu Perreault's point streak stands at three games and six points after he scored a goal Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Analysis: He has four goals and two assists in this micro burst. But every mini rainstorm comes to an end and his end will likely come soon. But enjoy it for now.
News:Mathieu Perreault posted his his first career hat trick in Tuesday's win over Boston, giving him five points over the last two games.
Analysis: Perrault had been quiet in the previous 28 games of the season, putting up eight points over that span before exploding the last two games. The Caps like his potential, and with continued consistency, Perrault will earn a bit more reliability in fantasy formats.
News:Mathieu Perreault played 8:34 and was minus-1 in his second game back from an upper body injury Monday night.
Analysis: He doesn't have a large role, however, and doesn't offer much for those in traditional formats as a result.
News: After being taken to the hospital Monday night with an upper body injury, Mathieu Perreault was back on the ice for Tuesday's practice, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis:Mathieu Perreault continued to play after initially suffering the injury, and his presence at Tuesday's practice confirms that the trip to the hospital was only precautionary. Expect Perreault to be on the ice when the Capitals return to action Wednesday night.
News:Mathieu Perreault was taken to a hospital after sustaining what the team called an upper-body injury in Monday's loss to the Sabres, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: It must have been an internal injury, as Mathieu Perreault managed to finish the game after a squeamish incident in which his stick got caught in the boards and jammed into his midsection. However, he was taken to a Buffalo hospital after the game. It sounds like it might not be too bad, however, as the plan is for Perreault to leave the hospital and join the team Tuesday. He did also have an assist in the contest, just his seventh point on the season.
News:Mathieu Perreault (illness) played 6:43 in Tuesday's game against Nashville.
Analysis: He was held scoreless, and given his very limited role in the Washington forward rotation, we don't expect Mathieu Perreault to make an impact for fantasy owners at any point in the near future.
News:Mathieu Perreault left Saturday's game at Colorado in the first intermission because of an undisclosed illness. He didn't return to action.
Analysis: We don't know how serious this is, but you may want to bench him for now, particularly in light of his marginal fantasy value.
News:Mathieu Perreault had a strong Saturday. He scored twice in Saturday's 7-1 rout of Detroit.
Analysis: He hasn't played every game this season but he's made hay when he has ... to the tune of three goals and five points in five games. The little guy has talent and could deliver decent fantasy production for you, even in a part-time role.
News:Mathieu Perreault will be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Hurricanes, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis:Mathieu Perreault's impressive preseason - three goals and two assists in four games - not only earned him a spot on the roster, but also a spot in the Opening Night lineup as well.
News: A point-per-game scorer in the AHL, Mathieu Perreault registered a goal and an assist in Monday's preseason win over Columbus.
Analysis:Mathieu Perreault is battling for an NHL job during the waning days of training camp and had 14 points in 35 contests with the Caps last season. He's proven he can score at the professional level, but has to prove himself much more to warrant consideration in most leagues.
Capitals Secure Perreault's Services For Another Year
News: The Capitals have signed Perreault to a one-year, two-way contract, The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: At 5-foot-10, 174 pounds, Perreault is a diminutive skater, though he has fast wheels to make up for it. Last season, he had more points (35) than games played (34) with AHL Hershey, and even made his way into 35 contests with the Capitals, notching seven goals and assists apiece. As noted in the report, Perreault will compete for a full-time role with the parent club in training camp.
News: The Capitals reassigned Perreault to AHL Hershey on Saturday, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Perreault will be replaced on the roster by Jay Beagle. He's been struggling recently, going without a point in seven of his last eight games.
News: Perreault had a goal and assisted on the game-winner as the Caps downed the Sabres 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Analysis: Perrault was the offensive star in this one with points on both goals, one coming via the power play. He added a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and two shots on goal. He was pointless in his last five, but continues to provide some scoring while centering the second unit.
News: Perreault had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's loss to Montreal.
Analysis: Tuesday's goal was Perreault's first in his last 13 games. The youngster has some real offensive ability, but there are too many other talented forwards on the Caps for Perreault to have any real fantasy value at the moment.
News: The Capitals recalled Perreault from AHL Hershey on Monday, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Perreault was sent to Hershey after going scoreless in his last nine games prior to the All-Star break, but the Capitals did not wait too long to bring him back. With 25 points in 18 games, it's clear Perreault does not have much left to prove in the minors. However, he will likely remain only a reserve player with Washington for the time being.
News: Perreault was sent to the AHL on Thursday, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Perreault has actually shown a good amount of promise in the last two years, and had eight points (five goals) in his first 15 games of this year. But he ran into a bit of a slump lately, failing to add a point or skate to a positive rating in the last nine games.
News: Perreault has averaged 20 shifts in two games since returning from a broken nose.
Analysis: Perreault was able to play in the Winter Classic, and is now getting ice time closer to the norm. At 5-foot-10, 174 pounds, he won't be throwing anyone around the ice but he does fit the bill as a crafty centerman with good instincts.
News: Perreault (broken nose) is looking forward to get the chance to play at Heinz Field on January 1 and it looks like his nose will not be a factor, The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Perrault was on the ice Thursday and looks as though he will be back at centering the second line for Saturday's contest in Pittsburgh. Anyone battling an injury will do all they can to get to play in the Winter Classic and Perrault has been playing well so look for him to be in the lineup.
News: Perreault (broken nose) is not playing Tuesday night against Montreal, according to RDS.
Analysis: The hit from Carolina's Tim Gleason on Sunday messed him up pretty good. Keith Aucoin has been recalled from Hershey to help fill the forward ranks.
News: Perrault only played a few seconds over three minutes Sunday, but did tally the first goal of the game. After that he was crushed by Tim Gleason, which sparked a fight, the exit of Perrault for the game (broken nose) and red ice in the corner.
Analysis: Perrault has played very well during this most recent call-up. In nine games (or eight and three minutes) the kid has five goals, a plus-three rating and 19 shots on goal. He is deserving of staying around, but it is up to the brass to make that decision. If he is around after the New Year keep an eye on him.
News: Perreault, who was barely edged for the final roster spot in camp by rookie Marcus Johansson, has received his second call-up of the season.
Analysis: Many analysts thought he would have a breakout year and that may still be possible. He played well in his first stint earlier in the year and was flying Monday. Keep an eye on him since the team is searching for that steady center on the second line.
News: Perreault scored twice in Monday's loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Perreault is getting a chance to center the Caps' second line, and so far he's doing a good job. He's probably worthy of a roster spot in most leagues right now, but the odds of him holding onto the job for any real extended period of time are slim.
News: Perreault has been recalled by the Caps, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: The former sixth-round pick has two points in three games with the Caps this season and will get a look as the team's second-line center during this stint with the big club. If he excells, there's a good chance he sticks around for the long haul and accrues plenty of fantasy value in the process, but keep in mind that the Caps have dealt with a revolving door situation at the No. 2 center spot all season long.
News: Perreault impressed the first couple of contests after being recalled, but with guys getting healthy and the factors of being a guy called upon at times to come up, it turns out it is best for the team right now to send him back to the AHL, The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Perreault was a monster in his first contest with the team and was hoping to give another impression to the men that make the decisions during his stay. After the first game, not much stood out and after the recent road trip his number was called to return to Hershey.
News: Perreault was one of two players who originally had a shot to make the opening night roster that was recalled Saturday, the other being Jay Beagle, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Perreault, who was beat out by rookie center Marcus Johannson, will replace him in the lineup Saturday. Perreault has tons of play-making ability and now another chance to spark the whole team, which is off to a pretty bad start. Washington is hoping to get the offense rolling.
News: Perreault was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Tuesday, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: This came as a shock to most of the Capitals faithful and we are sure to Perreault, who looked like a lock for a roster spot. He played in 19 games last season and has a knack for scoring. The deciding factor came down to defense and the player who beat him out for the spot, according to coach Bruce Boudreau "has got more defensive upside." This will not be the last you hear of him this season, but not much fantasy relevance here in 2010-11.
News: Capitals C Mathieu Perreault returned to the lineup on Friday against the Hurricanes after missing one game with an illness. He had an assist and minus-1 rating in 10:20 of ice time. He also took three shots. Perreault had his first point in nine games.
Analysis: Perreault has cooled off as expected after a hot start to his NHL career. His tough-nosed play is keeping him on the Capitals roster, but we wouldn't be surprised if he eventually gets sent back to the AHL. Perreault has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: The Capitals recalled C Keith Aucoin from Hershey (AHL) hours before Wednesday's game against the Sabres to replace C Mathieu Perreault, who was sick. Aucoin had no points in 5:57 of ice time.
Analysis: Perreault has no points in his last eight games and has cooled off as expected after a hot start to his NHL career. His tough-nosed play is keeping him on the Capitals roster, but we wouldn't be surprised if he eventually gets sent back to the AHL. Perreault has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Capitals C Mathieu Perreault keeps making plays that show he's a smart player despite having less than 10 games of experience in the NHL. He scored the second goal of the first period on Saturday against the Devils despite getting knocked down moments before. He didn't quit, getting back up and sliding in on the weak side to score easily.
Analysis: Perreault has two goals and five points in his first six NHL games. Perreault has done well in the minors and really has developed since he was taken in the 2006 NHL draft. If he keeps this pace up, not only will he stick with the Capitals, but he will also become a viable Fantasy option.
News: Capitals C Mathieu Perreault had quite a NHL debut on Wednesday against the Devils. He totaled two assists and a plus-2 rating in just 10:30 of ice time.
Analysis: Perreault, the Capitals' sixth-round choice in the 2006 draft, was recalled from Hershey (AHL) on Tuesday. He is the fifth member of that Washington draft class to make the NHL. Perreault has done well in the minors and really has developed since he was taken in the 2006 NHL draft. Perreault is likely on his way back to the minors shortly, but he remains a nice long-term keeper.
News: The Capitals have recalled C Mathieu Perreault from the AHL and assigned C Keith Aucoin.
Analysis: Perreault, a sixth-round pick in 2006, has yet to play in an NHL game. He had 50 points in the AHL last season and has seven points in 11 games this campaign. Continue to ignore both these guys in all Fantasy formats.