Karl Alzner D WAS 1 Day

Alzner recorded an assist in Wednesday's loss to the Penguins.

The blueliner has now picked up three assists in his last four games. He's just one point shy of matching his career-high point total of 18 established last season.

Karl Alzner D WAS 23 Days

Alzner picked up an assist and finished with a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Kings.

Alzner has been a surprising source of offense lately for the Capitals, notching a goal, two assists and a plus-six rating over the last five games. With 14 points through 51 games, Alzner is on pace to surpass the 20-point mark for the first time in his career.

Karl Alzner D WAS 2 Months

Alzner registered his third goal of the season in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Panthers.

The third goal is Alzner's career-best mark, and breaking his career-high set last year of 18 points is within reach. The 26-year-old likely won't get much more than that though, and shouldn't merit fantasy consideration in most leagues.

Karl Alzner D WAS 2 Months

Alzner scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's overtime win against Columbus.

After netting just three points in the first 25 games of the year, Alzner's picked up four over the last six, including his first two goals on the campaign. Still, he's not much of a fantasy asset, as he's never cleared 18 points in a season and doesn't make any special contributions in the secondary stats.

Karl Alzner D WAS 3 Months

Alzner netted his first goal of the season in Washington's 4-1 win over New Jersey on Saturday.

Alzner is more known for his abilities as a stay-at-home defenseman, Alzner has never scored more than two goals in an NHL season despite showing more of a scoring touch in his WHL days. With a goal and four points to his name this season, Alzner's value to the Capitals as a defensive specialist vastly outpaces his value in fantasy circles.

Karl Alzner D WAS 4 Months

Alzner finished with an assist, one shot, and a plus-1 rating over 17:41 of ice time in Washington's 3-1 win over Calgary on Saturday.

Alzner has been a steady player alongside Matt Niskanen and his two assists in seven games puts him on pace for a career year...of 23 points, if the trend holds. Alzner is a reliable, top-4 defenseman for the Capitals and is off to a solid start this season, but his lack of offensive consistency makes him fairly insignificant from a fantasy perspective outside of the deepest of leagues.

Karl Alzner D WAS 8 Months

Karl Alzner is excited for the 2014-15 campaign after the Capitals signed defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik this summer.

"I'm fired up about it," Alzner said when asked about the upgrade on the blue line. "I think we have, on paper right now, one of the deepest blue lines, so I'm happy about that. You know that you have to pay players to get them sometimes and we're happy, I'm happy, for all the guys whenever they can get a good paycheck and that's great. So if we're going to have to pay guys numbers that other people don't necessarily agree with and we want that player and need that player, then it doesn't matter to us - you've just got to get them." Well, obviously it's not that simple in a cap-based league, but regardless, the Capitals defense certainly has been upgraded this summer. As for Alzner in particular, he got next to no power-play ice time last season and that certainly won't change now that Niskanen has joined the team.

Karl Alzner D WAS 8 Months

Karl Alzner is excited for the 2014-15 campaign after the Capitals signed defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik this summer.

"I'm fired up about it," Alzner said when asked about the upgrade on the blue line. "I think we have, on paper right now, one of the deepest blue lines, so I'm happy about that. You know that you have to pay players to get them sometimes and we're happy, I'm happy, for all the guys whenever they can get a good paycheck and that's great. So if we're going to have to pay guys numbers that other people don't necessarily agree with and we want that player and need that player, then it doesn't matter to us - you've just got to get them." Well, obviously it's not that simple in a cap-based league, but regardless, the Capitals defense certainly has been upgraded this summer. As for Alzner in particular, he got next to no power-play ice time last season and that certainly won't change now that Niskanen has joined the team.

Karl Alzner D WAS 12 Months

Karl Alzner picked up two assists in Sunday's win over Toronto.

The defensive-minded rearguard has 16 points along with 121 blocked shots in 69 games this season.

Karl Alzner D WAS Sep 18 '79

Karl Alzner scored his first goal of the season Saturday.

It was the game winner and it was the first goal Alzner has scored at home in his career. He now has six career goals in the NHL and has a goal and five helpers with a plus-four rating and 10 penalty minutes. While he has no fantasy value in traditional pools, his defensive play is getting him some consideration to play for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics.