John Erskine RUMORS & NEWS

  • Caps D-man skates at practice after missing all of season so far

    CSN Washington "Sidelined since undergoing neck surgery on Oct. 22, Caps defenseman John Erskine, 34, skated for about 30 minutes before the Caps’ 11:30 a.m. practice on Thursday. Erskine was in full practice gear and shot a few pucks and worked on his skating. Erskine was a healthy scratch for five games before..." March 12

  • John Erskine still working to regain strength, no timeline for a return

    Washington Post "Wednesday marked the first day John Erskine could be activated from long-term injured reserve, but despite reaching that threshold the veteran defenseman still has a ways to go in rebuilding the strength in his surgically-repaired knee. “It just seems like it’s kind of leveled out and is not..." November 20

  • Capitals recall Dmitry Orlov and Michael Latta, John Erskine on LTI

    Washington Post "The Capitals made a series of roster moves Wednesday ahead of their first practice back in the Eastern Time Zone, recalling defenseman Dmitry Orlov and forward Michael Latta from the Hershey Bears. To make space on both the 23-man active roster and under the salary cap for Orlov and Latta, veteran..." October 30

  • Oates on Erskine: 'He's not losing his job'

    CSN Washington "Last week when it was suggested to Adam Oates that defenseman John Erskine might be pushed in training camp by young blue liners Dmitry Orlov and Tomas Kundratek the Capitals’ second-year coach stood by Erskine. “Sometimes” he said “it can be easy from the cheap seats. To me Ersk is a very..." September 17

  • Capitals’ ‘Wagons’ prove instrumental as team clinches Southeast

    Washington Post "With his full gear still on and hair dripping with sweat following a jubilant postgame television interview Tuesday, Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks decided a shout-out to “the Wagons” was necessary. It’s the name that has been bestowed on Washington’s depth players in recent years,..." April 25

  • Capitals re-sign Hillen, activate Erskine from IR

    TSN "The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenceman Jack Hillen to a two-year, $1.4 million contract extension, one of several moves made by the team Tuesday. Hillen will earn $700,000 in both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. He has played in 10 games this year after missing 25 with an..." April 02

  • Marcus Johansson returns to Caps' lineup; John Erskine out

    Washington Times "Marcus Johansson is back in the Washington Capitals’ lineup Sunday against the New York Rangers after missing 12 games with a concussion. Defenseman John Erskine is out with an apparently left hand or wrist injury. Johansson last played Feb. 7 at the Pittsburgh Penguins, though he wouldn’t..." March 10

  • Washington Capitals Re-Sign John Erskine

    kuklaskorner "The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman John Erskine to a two-year, $3.925 million contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Erskine will earn $1.925 million in 2013-14 and $2 million in 2014-15. Erskine, 32, currently ranks sixth on..." February 25

  • Johansson scratched against Panthers, Perreault and Erskine back in

    Washington Post "After playing the past two games among the top six forwards, it appears Marcus Johansson will be a healthy scratch tonight when the Capitals host the Florida Panthers at Verizon Center. Johansson, who recorded his first goal of the season on Feb. 5 against Toronto, has been inconsistent this..." February 09