Tim Gleason D WAS 3 Days

Gleason (elbow) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Devils.

Gleason missed two games due to the elbow injury. He'll be plugged back in on the Caps' third pairing next to Mike Green.

Tim Gleason D WAS 6 Days

Gleason (elbow) practiced as part of the third defensive pairing Monday and is expected to return to the lineup Thursday against the Devils, the Washington Post reports.

Gleason missed the last two contests because of the elbow issue, but an extended period between games looks to have provided enough of a window for his return Thursday. However, he hasn't been officially confirmed at this point, so it's worth monitoring to make sure nothing comes about in the next few days to derail his return.

Tim Gleason D WAS 7 Days

Gleason (elbow) will not play in Saturday's game against the Jets, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Gleason took the ice for pregame warmups but his elbow apparently wasn't feeling well enough to compete against the Jets. He should be considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday's game against the Devils.

Tim Gleason D WAS 8 Days

Gleason (elbow) will take the pre game warmup in Winnipeg on Saturday and will be a game-time decision, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports.

Gleason missed Thursday's contest against the Wild with the ailment and may be held out of the lineup as a precaution, as a healthy Nate Schmidt helps mitigate the need to play the rugged defenseman, acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes just prior to the trade deadline earlier in March, on a nightly basis. Even in the lineup, Gleason's lack of offensive production renders him largely irrelevant outside of very deep leagues that count peripheral statistics like Hits or Blocked Shots.

Tim Gleason D WAS 9 Days

Gleason (elbow) was a participant in Friday's practice, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Rather than skating in his usual spot next to Mike Green, Gleason was instead limited to fourth-pairing duties with fellow injured defenseman Dmitry Orlov. Based on that arrangement, it appears likely that Gleason will be forced to miss a second straight game Saturday against the Jets, though coach Barry Trotz has yet to issue an official ruling on the blueliner's status.

Tim Gleason D WAS 10 Days

Gleason is on track to miss Thursday's game against the Wild due to an upper-body injury, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Gleason didn't take part in the Capitals' gameday skate and was seen applying an ice bag to his elbow in the locker room after the session concluded. The Capitals seem to be considering Gleason day-to-day for the time being, with Nate Schmidt likely to slot in on the third pairing in his place during Thursday's game.

Tim Gleason D WAS 28 Days

Gleason is expected to make his debut with the Capitals on Sunday, Mike Vogel of the team's official site reports.

Gleason was dealt to the Capitals from the Hurricanes on Saturday in exchange for Jack Hillen and a 2015 fourth-round pick. In 55 games with the Hurricanes this season, the blueliner has seven points, a minus-18 rating, and 44 penalty minutes. He will likely be part of the Capitals' third pairing alongside the Mike Green.

Tim Gleason D WAS 29 Days

Gleason was traded to the Capitals on Saturday in exchange for Jack Hillen and a 2015 fourth-round draft pick.

It's the second time in two years that Gleason has been dealt prior to the deadline, after the Hurricanes previously dealt the blueliner to the Maple Leafs in January before signing him to a one-year contract in the summer. Gleason is expected to slot in on the Capitals' third pairing next to Mike Green, where he'll be tasked with providing physicality to complement Green's more offensive-based, finesse game.

Tim Gleason D WAS 1 Month

Gleason will be replaced by Michael Jordan in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Devils, NHL.com's Mike Morreale reports.Gleason has seven points (one goal) in 53 games this season, and he hasn't recorded one since Jan. 17. Jordan was called up from the AHL on Saturday, just two days after being sent down. He had a goal and an assist in Monday's 6-3 win over the Sharks.

Tim Gleason D WAS 1 Month

Gleason picked up a five-minute fighting major for dropping the gloves with Tim Jackman during Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Ducks.Gleason, who has just seven points in 49 games so far this season, is now second on the team in the PIM category with 44. That said, it's hard to recommend Gleason in most formats due to his lack of scoring, not to mention his team-worst plus-minus rating of -16. However, he does show fairly well in secondary categories like the aforementioned PIM, as well as hits (120) and blocked shots (77). If you can withstand his primary stat deficiencies, he may be of some use to you.