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38 Jack Hillen D
Height/Weight: 5-10/201 | Birthdate: 1/24/1986 | Birthplace: Minnetonka, MN, USA | Team: Washington Capitals | College: Colorado College | NHL Experience: 7 | Salary: $650,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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4/3/2014

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen To Miss Next Four Games

News: Jack Hillen (head) will miss the rest of the Capitals' four-game road trip, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: The Capitals' unwillingness to bring Jack Hillen along on the road trip would seem to suggest he's dealing with a concussion. Fellow defenseman Patrick Wey will also be unavailable during the road trip, allowing John Erskine and Connor Carrick to pick up more consistent ice time.

4/1/2014

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Could Return Tuesday

News: Jack Hillen (head) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Stars, CSN Washington reports.
Analysis: With Patrick Wey sidelined with a head injury of his own, Jack Hillen will have a decent shot at drawing back in after missing the last two games. If active, Hillen figures to join either Mike Green or Julien Brouillette on the second or third defensive pairing, respectively.

3/30/2014

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Jack Hillen

Capitals' Hillen Not In Nashville

News: Jack Hillen (upper body) did not make the trip to Nashville and will not play Sunday, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen practiced on Friday, but is still not well enough to draw back into the lineup. He could return as soon as Tuesday's contest against Dallas.

3/28/2014

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Practices Friday

News: Jack Hillen (upper body) was on the ice for Friday's practice, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen left Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury following a collision with teammate Alex Ovechkin. He missed Thursday's practice, but after getting back to the ice Friday, seems to be a possibility for Saturday's game against Boston.

3/28/2014

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Jack Hillen

Capitals' Hillen Sore, Not Dealing With Concussion

News: Capitals head coach Adam Oates said after Thursday's practice that Jack Hillen (upper body) is apparently not going through the NHL's concussion protocol, reports Monumental Network.
Analysis: Jack Hillen has had terrible luck with injuries involving collisions with other players this season, having missed most of the season following a broken leg resulting from a collision with Flames winger Lance Bouma back in October. Hillen was accidentally run over by Alex Ovechkin in the overtime period of a 5-4 shootout loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday and did not return. Oates said that Hillen is "sore" and team is giving him some extra time to rest, as they don't resume action until a matinee with Boston on Saturday. It's not clear precisely when Hillen will return, but Oates didn't rule out the veteran defenseman out for this weekend.

3/27/2014

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Absent From Practice

News: Jack Hillen (upper body) was not on the ice for Thursday's practice, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen is presumably still banged up after taking the brunt of a collision with teammate Alex Ovechkin in Tuesday's loss to the Kings. While Hillen is helped by the fact that the Capitals won't play their next game until Saturday, it's tough to envision him suiting up if he's unable to practice before that time.

3/25/2014

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Exits Game With Upper Body Injury

News: Jack Hillen left Tuesday's game against the Kings with an upper body injury, USA Today reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen collided with teammate Alex Ovechkin in overtime on Tuesday, and remained motionless on the ice before trainers eventually skated up and examined him. Ovechkin appears to have just gotten the wind knocked out of him, but Hillen will need to be reevaluated on Wednesday. Hillen had recently returned from a 57-game absence due to a broken leg, so it would certainly be an unfortunate break if he had to miss additional time.

3/3/2014

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Jack Hillen

Caps Recall Hillen

News: The Capitals recalled Jack Hillen from his conditioning stint with AHL Hershey on Monday.
Analysis: The blueliner played just two games before suffering a broken leg in the team's home opener, but should be available Wednesday against the Flyers. He recorded two assists in two games with AHL Hershey, and will likely fill in for suspended defenseman Dmitry Orlov.

2/26/2014

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Jack Hillen

Capitals' Hillen Says Return Is "Close"

News: Jack Hillen says he is "very close" to returning to the Capitals' lineup, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen is currently on a conditioning assignment with the team's AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. Hillen, who has been out with a fractured tibia since early-October, could return as soon as the Capital's post-Olympic debut against Florida Thursday night. Even when he returns, Hillen does not have much of a track record when it comes to producing offense (career-high 22 points in 64 games in the 2010-2011 season with the Islanders), so his fantasy value remains limited to the deepest of leagues.

2/26/2014

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Nears Return

News: Jack Hillen (leg), who is with AHL Hershey on a conditioning stint, could play for the Caps as soon as Thursday against the Panthers, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen is expected to play for Hershey on Tuesday, and if all goes well in that contest, he could possibly suit up with the big club on Thursday.

2/25/2014

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen On Conditioning Assignment

News: Jack Hillen (leg) has been assigned to Hersey for a conditioning assignment, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: It's unclear how long Jack Hillen will be on the assignment, but it's a great sign after he suffered the injury back in October in a collision during the team's home opener.

2/1/2014

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Jack Hillen

Capitals' Hillen Inching Closer To Return

News: Jack Hillen (leg) was on the ice for the Capitals' Saturday practice, Sky Kerstein of 106.7 The FAN reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen has been getting closer to returning from a devastating leg injury suffered early in October. The Capitals will certainly be happy to have the veteran back in their lineup as they remain in a tough fight to extend their playoff appearance streak to seven straight seasons. However, his limited career production relegates him to consideration in only the deepest of fantasy leagues.

1/23/2014

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Jack Hillen

Capitals' Hillen Has Resumed Skating

News: Jack Hillen is skating on his own and may be ready to return to the lineup some time after the upcoming Olympic Break, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen has been out with a fractured tibia since the second game of the season and it will likely be a while longer before he returns to the Capitals' lineup. Never having passed the 30-point mark and with a significant injury history in recent seasons, Hillen is only worth considering in the deepest of leagues, though the Caps will welcome his steady presence in the lineup once he is able to return.

10/8/2013

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Jack Hillen

Caps Put Hillen On Long-Term IR

News: Jack Hillen (leg) was placed on long-term injured reserve by the Capitals on Monday, the Washington Post's Katie Carrera reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen is expected to miss 4-6 months after having surgery on a fractured tibia Saturday. The expected length of his absence makes him a difficult option to hang onto in those few fantasy leagues where he's owned, as even the best-case scenario has him looking at a return in early February.

10/5/2013

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Out 4-6 Months

News: Jack Hillen underwent surgery on a fractured tibula Saturday and will miss four-to-six months, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: That timetable rules out Jack Hillen until early February at the earliest, probably not making it worthwhile to stash him in leagues that offer limited or no DL spots. The Capitals can only hope that his rehab proceeds smoothly and allows him to be close to 100 percent healthy by the time the playoffs roll around.

10/4/2013

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Undergoes Surgery On Leg

News: Coach Adam Oates Jack Hillen (leg) will undergo surgery Friday and is expected to miss months, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: The Capitals still haven't officially provided clarification on the exact nature of the injury or what type of procedure Jack Hillen is undergoing, but this outcome was more or less expected after Hillen spent most of Thursday night in the hospital. It's the second consecutive season in which he's suffered a serious injury in the team's first couple of games, as he missed most of the first half of the 2012-13 campaign with a shoulder injury.

10/4/2013

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen To Miss Action After Suffering Knee Injury

News: While coach Adam Oates didn't provide an official update on Jack Hillen (knee) following Thursday's game, he suggested that the defenseman would "be out for a bit," CSN Washington reports.
Analysis: Oates' words were rather vague, but it seems that both he and the Capitals are awaiting medical reports on Jack Hillen before making any proclamations on his status. Hillen headed to the hospital after he was assisted off the ice in the first period Thursday following a vicious hit from the Flames' Lance Bouma.

10/3/2013

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Exits Thursday With Apparent Knee Injury

News: Jack Hillen left Thursday's home opener with what looked to be a serious knee injury, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen bumped knees with the Flames' Lance Bouma and remained on the ice for a couple of minutes before being helped off by the team trainer. The injury certainly looked to be severe in nature, but the Capitals should provide an update on his status in the coming days. Hillen was limited to just 23 games in 2012-13 after sustaining a shoulder injury in last season's opener.

4/2/2013

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Jack Hillen

Capitals Re-Sign Hillen

News: The Capitals re-signed Jack Hillen to a two-year contract extension worth $1.4 million Tuesday, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen, who missed 25 games this season due to injury, has recorded one assist and 10 penalty minutes in 10 games in which he has averaged 18:21 minutes worth of ice time.

3/16/2013

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Returning Saturday

News: Jack Hillen (shoulder) will be back in the lineup Saturday, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: With Jack Hillen's return, Cameron Schilling has been sent back to Hersey to make room on the Caps' roster.

2/20/2013

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Not Cleared For Contact Yet

News: Jack Hillen (shoulder) has not been cleared for contact yet, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: The defenseman is still expected to be out for a few more weeks, but has been participating in team work outs.

2/8/2013

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Out For Another Six-To-Eight Weeks

News: Jack Hillen (shoulder) is expected to miss another six to eight weeks of the season, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen was placed on injured reserve Jan. 21 but was seen skating two days later. It appears the recovery time necessary is now more defined. In 55 games last season with the Predators, the defenseman scored two goals and added four assists. He should be a regular in the lineup again when he returns for the Caps.

1/23/2013

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen (Shoulder) Skates Prior To Wednesday's Practice

News: Jack Hillen (shoulder) was seen skating solo for roughly 20 minutes before Wednesday's practice, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen was placed on injured reserve following the season opener against Tampa Bay, but was surprisingly back on the skating less than a week later. Coach Adam Oates said he "didn't really expect him to be back so soon," so it looks like a return could come earlier than originally thought.

1/21/2013

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Jack Hillen

Caps' Hillen Placed On IR

News: Jack Hillen (unspecified injury) was placed on injured reserve by the Capitals Monday, after taking a hit against the boards in the season opener, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Jack Hillen was signed as a free agent by the Caps last offseason. He saw a total of 3:29 on the ice before exiting with the injury. Hillen played in 55 games for the Preadtors last year and was a plus-6 on the season. No timeframe has been given for his return.

7/3/2012

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Jack Hillen

Caps Sign Hillen To One-Year Deal

News: Jack Hillen signed a one-year deal with the Caps late Monday night.
Analysis: Jack Hillen was a depth defenseman with Nashville last year. A curious move for the Caps who have a lot of depth defensively. Expect more low impact deals from the Caps who don't consider themselves big free-agent players.