Capitals' Hendricks Returns To Practice Minus Teeth
News:Matt Hendricks returned to Saturday's practice after a puck knocked some of his teeth out, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Matt Hendricks left the ice for a little while, but it's probably safe to assume that he will play Sunday, given that a few missing teeth couldn't even keep him from practicing.
News:Matt Hendricks left Saturday's practice after suffering an injury to his face, the Winnipeg Sun's Ken Wiebe reports.
Analysis:Matt Hendricks was likely hit in the face, which probably won't keep him out for Sunday's Game 6 against the Rangers. Consider him day-to-day for now.
News:Matt Hendricks was able to return to Tuesday's game after leaving with an upper-body injury, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis:Matt Hendricks left the game briefly, but it appears the team medical staff did not find anything that would prevent him from resuming action. Hendricks may be a bit sore Wednesday, but expect him to be good to go for the Capitals' next game Thursday.
News:Matt Hendricks sustained an upper-body injury in Tuesday's game, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis:Matt Hendricks is questionable to return to the game. Expect an update on his status as more details become available.
News:Matt Hendricks said his hand is fine and he is ready to go Sunday against the Sabres, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis:Matt Hendricks had been dealing with a hand injury, but he appears to be fine going forward. While he will play Sunday, he has just six points in 27 games this season.
News:Matt Hendricks scored his first goal of the year and got into two fights in Tuesday's loss to the Jets.
Analysis: You can pin Washington's loss on a lot of players, but not Matt Hendricks, who skated 9:58, went plus-1 (as the only Capital to go positive Tuesday) and laid four hits. Generally speaking, consider any offense he provides to be a bonus; Hendricks' main fantasy utility comes from his fists.
News:Matt Hendricks, who had just nine points in 78 games this year, will be as happy as anyone to see the slate wiped clean for the playoffs.
Analysis:Matt Hendricks was at least a modest depth-line offensive contributor the last two years, recording 16 and 25 points, but he really went to an extreme of defense-only hockey this year. With a minus-6 rating, though, his value even on that side of the ice can be questioned.
News:Matt Hendricks notched hist first goal of the season in Monday's 4-2 loss to Buffalo.
Analysis: The point was his first since returning from a minor knee injury and the goal was his first in 30 games this season. Matt Hendricks has more value to Washington than to your roster.
News:Matt Hendricks (knee) will return to the lineup Saturday night, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis:Matt Hendricks, who missed the last four games with the injury, will slot in on the fourth line in place of Cody Eakin.
News:Matt Hendricks (knee) says that his knee feels strong and that he's ready to play, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Capitals beat writer Katie Carrera said that it sounded like Matt Hendricks has a good chance to be in the lineup Saturday against Colorado. He has just three points (assists) in 26 games this year, compared to 25 (9G, 16A) in 77 games last season. Still, fantasy owners who have been patient will welcome his return, whenever that may be. It may be Saturday but official word has yet to come.
Caps' Hendricks Skates Saturday; No Timetable For Return
News:Matt Hendricks (lower body) skated Saturday, but told reporters that there's no timetable for his return, according to Katie Carrera of The Washington Post.
Analysis: He was wearing a wrap on his right knee after the skate, but it sounds like Matt Hendricks will add to his missed games count after sitting out each of the last two contests with the injury.
News:Matt Hendricks missed practice Wednesday and is listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury, The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: The fourth-line grinder has 30 PIM in 26 starts this season. He didn't see any ice time in the third period of Monday's loss to Florida, but it's unclear if this was at all related to the injury.
Washington Signs Hendricks To A Two-Year Extension
News: Hendricks was awarded a two-year contract extension Wednesday, The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Hendricks has filled in quite well in Washington, bringing a blend of strength and speed that complement his linemates well. Originally signed more as a depth guy, he has contributed some timely goals with a total of seven adding 12 assists, 84 penalty minutes and 86 shots on goal.
News: Hendricks is sick and will not play Monday against the Penguins, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Hendricks only has fantasy value in the deepest of leagues, but those who normally rely on him will be thankful that the Capitals have the next three days off, which should give Hendricks enough time to recover for Friday's matchup with the Rangers.
News: Hendricks registered Washington's only goal Monday in a shootout loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: Hendricks has two goals in the last two games and has a boatload of penalty minutes. The points don't come as often, but in leagues that reward penalty minutes, he's worth a look, as he's on pace for about 25 points.
News: Hendricks (undisclosed) expects to be available for Thursday's game against Pittsburgh, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Hendricks, who missed Tuesday's game with the injury, is versatile and plays with grittiness and energy, which makes him an ideal role player on the lower lines.
News: Hendricks (undisclosed) who missed Tuesday's game was back at practice Wednesday, The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: It has yet to be known if the nature of Hendricks' injury will hold him out of Thursday's highly anticipated contest with Pittsburgh. The team's roster is frozen until after the holiday and they have enough bodies up from AHL Hershey to fill in if needed.
News: Hendricks (undisclosed) is doubtful for Tuesday's game, The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Hendricks was not present at the morning skate and it is uncertain what is bothering him. This is not what the Caps need, as healthy bodies are hard to come by right now for the team.
News: Hendricks scored the game-winning goal in the third period and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Hendricks is a great story, but there are way too many other elite fantasy options on the Caps for Hendricks to be worthy of a roster spot in almost any league.
News: Hendricks tallied the first and eventual game winner Wednesday in Carolina. The 29 year old winger signed as a free agent over the offseason and has not looked back after making the roster.
Analysis: Hendricks has showed that the signing was good for both parties and he has chipped in every way possible thus far. A couple assists that were timely and Wednesday's goal gives him three points in nine, but the fourth line winger is best known as a role player who will drop the gloves, not a fantasy option.
News: Hendricks, who recently signed with the Capitals, made the roster Tuesday, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Hendricks, who knows Coach Bruce Boudreau's system, was awarded a spot on the Opening Night roster. Along with his gritty play, the forward has the ability to play any forward position, giving him a huge edge on some of the competition. He played in Colorado last season, posting 16 (9G, 7A) in 56 games.
News: Hendricks signed a one-year deal with the Capitals on Monday, the Globe and Mail's James Mirtle reports.
Analysis: Hendricks is good on the penalty kill, but he had just 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in 56 games for the Avs last year and doesn't offer much fantasy value in most formats.
News: Colorado C Matt Hendricks returned to the ice for the first time since the middle of January on Monday night against Detroit. Hendricks used the Olympic hockey break to get his ankle healthy and was removed off IR before the game. He immediately made an impact as he assisted on Chris Stewart's goal in the second period.
Analysis: Hendricks came into Monday's game with eight points scored this season and appeared to finally be healthy. Hendricks is a lower-line center for Colorado and doesn't show up on the Fantasy radar because he fails to accumulate points. Hendricks has marginal Fantasy appeal until that changes.
News: The Denver Post reports that Avalanche C Matt Hendricks is out indefinitely with his ankle issue.
Analysis: Hendricks is a lower-line center for Colorado and doesn't show up on the Fantasy radar because he fails to accumulate points. Hendricks has marginal Fantasy appeal when healthy.
News:The Denver Post reports the Avalanche placed center Matt Hendricks on injured reserve Friday with an ankle injury. Ryan Stoa and Brett Skinner were recalled from Lake Erie of the AHL.
Analysis: Hendricks gets the job done as a lower-line center for Colorado, but he doesn't show up on the Fantasy radar because he fail to accumulate points. Hendricks has marginal Fantasy appeal when healthy.
News: The Denver Post reports that Avalanche C Matt Hendricks (ankle) did not practice Thursday. He isn't likely to play Friday vs. Nashville.
Analysis: Hendricks doesn't do much offensively and sees less than nine minutes of ice time. Continue to ignore him in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Avalanche C Matt Hendricks (groin) scored Saturday in a shootout loss to the Wild as he returned to action following a couple of weeks out.
Analysis: Hendricks is best used in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM when healthy, and hopefully he's finally over this groin issue that has plagued him for a while now.
News: The Denver Post reports that Avalanche C Matt Hendricks (groin) could begin skating again on Monday.
Analysis: Hendricks has dealt with this injury twice already this season, so you know Colorado won't be rushing him back by any means. Hendricks is best used in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM when healthy.
News: The Avalanche reassigned forward Chris Durno to the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League on Friday and placed forward Matt Hendricks on the injured reserve list retroactive to Nov. 14 with a groin injury.
Analysis: Hendricks was on injured reserve earlier in November with a groin injury and it seems he is not quite over the injury. Hendricks has just two goals in 15 games this season. He has primarily been dressing as a lower-line forward. He is best used in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM.
News:Matt Hendricks was activated before Friday's game against Chicago from the injured reserve and wasted no time getting into a scuffle. Barely two minutes into the game, Hendricks and Colin Fraser exchanged some shoves near the Chicago bench. Both were sent to the bench to serve five minutes for fighting. Hendricks has missed the last five games with a groin injury. He had no points in 7:15 of ice time.
Analysis: Hendricks has just one goal in 12 games this season. He has primarily been dressing as a lower-line forward. He is best used in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM.
News: Avalanche center Matt Hendricks was placed on the injured reserve list Friday because of a groin injury and center Philippe Dupuis was recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).
Analysis: Hendricks has just one goal in 11 games this season. He has primarily been dressing as a lower-line forward. He has little to no Fantasy value when healthy.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Avalanche C Matt Hendricks collected his first NHL point Saturday against Chicago. His second-period goal against Chicago G Cristobal Huet came in his eighth career NHL game.
Analysis: Hendricks, 28, spent his first six professional seasons in the minors and made his NHL debut when he played in four games with the Avalanche late last season. He has seen regular minutes as a fourth-line option in 2009-10, but he is still averaging under 10 minutes per game. It's safe to ignore Hendricks in Fantasy despite the goal.
News: The Avalanche re-signed forward Matt Hendricks to a contract Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Hendricks appeared in four games for the Avs in 2008-09, recording no points and a plus-1 rating. Hendricks spent most of the season with Lake Erie of the AHL and finished third on the Monsters in both goals (14) and points (29) despite missing 12 weeks of action after suffering a broken foot while blocking a shot on Oct. 25. It could help him that his AHL coach -- Joe Sacco -- is now behind the bench in Colorado. However, Hendricks is still organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Avalanche RW Matt Hendricks was reassigned to the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey League on Saturday. He had no points in four games with the Avalanche.
Analysis: Hendricks is nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy. He could be back for the Avs, but is not worth holding onto in Fantasy.
News: The Colorado Avalanche have recalled forward Matt Hendricks from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League. Hendricks was acquired by the Avs from Boston on June 24.
Analysis: The 27-year-old Hendricks is Lake Erie's fourth-leading scorer with 23 points despite playing in fewer than half of the club's 66 games. He missed 12 weeks after breaking his foot while blocking a shot on Oct. 25 at Peoria. The Blaine, Minn., native has 10 points in his last eight games, including seven goals in his last seven. Hendricks is nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Bruins announced Tuesday they had obtained defenseman Johnny Boychuk from Colorado for forward Matt Hendricks.
Analysis: Hendricks had 22 goals and 52 points for Providence of the AHL last season but did not play for Boston. Hendricks has not yet dressed in the NHL and has spent the last five seasons in the minors. It's safe to ignore him on Draft Day 2008.