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Beagle scored the lone goal in Monday's Game 3 win over the Rangers.

The shot came from behind the net and deflected off the skate of a Ranger defender, but Beagle's tally ended up being the deciding tally in another tightly contested game. The four points are already a career-high in a single postseason for Beagle, but it may not necessarily be production that's sustainable.

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Beagle notched two assists and a plus-2 rating Thursday during a 5-1 Game 5 victory against the Islanders.

He'd picked up just a lone assist in the first four games of the series and a very modest 20 points in 62 games for the season, so Beagle's offensive contributions are rare, but well appreciated.

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Beagle (upper body) will return to the lineup for Game 1 of the Capitals' first-round playoff series against the Islanders on Wednesday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Beagle skated on the Capitals' third line during the team's morning session, an indication that he'll be good to go after missing just over a month of action with the injury. Despite the lengthy absence, Beagle still turned in the best season of his career, finishing with 10 goals and 20 points, more than double what he posted in both categories in 2013-14.

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Beagle will not play in the Capitals' regular season finale against the Rangers, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Beagle hasn't played since mid-March with an upper-body ailment, but is preparing to return to the lineup for playoff action next week. He was having a career-best 10 goal and 20 point season at the time of his injury.

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Beagle (upper body) is targeting a return to action in the first round round of the playoffs, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

At this stage, Beagle still isn't 100 percent, so he has effectively been ruled out for the Caps' final two regular season games. Beagle, who last played on March 11, has recorded 10 goals and 20 points in 62 games for the Caps this season, to go along with 20 PIM.

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Head coach Barry Trotz said Beagle (upper-body) will begin skating with the Capitals on Wednesday and is expected to be cleared to return in time for the playoffs

Beagle has missed the last 12 games with an upper-body injury, and is unlikely to return before the Capitals conclude their regular season schedule on Saturday against the Rangers. Beagle had 10 goals and 20 points in 62 games prior to being injured, a career year for the Calgary native.

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Beagle (shoulder) has been ruled out for the entirety of the Capitals' three-game road trip that begins Thursday in Montreal, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Beagle was initially expected to join the team during the trip, but coach Barry Trotz said both the forward and the team's training staff decided it would be better if he continued to rehab back in Washington. He's tentatively targeting a return to the lineup for the Capitals' April 8 game against the Bruins.

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Beagle (shoulder) isn't expected to play next Tuesday against the Hurricanes, but is expected to travel on the team's three-game road trip beginning Thursday in Montreal, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

The Capitals had previously ruled Beagle out through just the weekend, but since he's yet to begin practicing with the team, it seems safe to conclude he'll be forced to sit out the final game of the homestand as well. Coach Barry Trotz is more optimistic of Beagle's chances of playing during the road trip to follow, but he'll have to begin taking contact within the next few days to warrant serious consideration for a lineup return during the trip.

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Beagle remains sidelined with what the Washington Post describes an an apparent left shoulder injury.

"He's getting closer," coach Barry Trotz said of Beagle on Thursday. "I don't anticipate him playing this weekend, if he did it'd probably be Sunday, but I don't really anticipate that. I expect him early next week sometime." Based on that assessment, Beagle, who last suited up on March 11, doesn't seem likely to return to the Caps' lineup before Tuesday's game against Carolina.

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Beagle (upper-body) was on the ice for Monday's practice, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.

Beagle has missed the last five games with the ailment, and with the Capitals not in action until Thursday, figures to be healthy enough to return to the lineup barring a setback, although it is unclear exactly when he will draw back into the lineup.