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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.

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Coach Barry Trotz said Beagle (upper body) will miss the next two games, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.

Beagle has yet to resume working out on the ice since suffering the injury last week against the Rangers. He'll be forced to sit out his fourth and fifth consecutive games as a result, though he could be at risk for missing a few more contests beyond that. Trotz is optimistic that Beagle will start skating again at some point next week.

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Beagle (upper body) won't play Sunday against the Bruins, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Beagle hasn't been able to skate since leaving Wednesday's game with the injury. Unless he notices substantial improvement in his condition before the weekend draws to a close, it's probably safe to rule him out for Monday's game against the Sabres, as well.

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Beagle (upper body) will not play Friday against the Stars, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Coach Barry Trotz labeled Beagle as "very doubtful" to play on Thursday, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that the forward will be forced to sit out. With both Beagle and Michael Latta (upper body) unavailable due to injuries, the Capitals recalled Andre Burakovsky from AHL Hershey on an emergency basis to help fill out the fourth line Friday.

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Head coach Barry Trotz said Beagle, who exited Wednesday's game against the Rangers with an upper-body injury, is "very doubtful" for Friday's game against Dallas, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Beagle had been centering the second line between Curtis Glencross and Troy Brouwer in recent games which was certainly a boost to his fantasy value. It's unclear where in the lineup he will find himself upon returning, but if this injury knocks him off of a scoring line, then his value will decline significantly. Beagle is currently enjoying a terrific season by his standards, with a career high 10 goals and 20 points in 62 games for the Capitals.

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Beagle suffered an upper-body injury in Wednesday's game against the Rangers and will not return.

The extent of Beagle's injury is uncertain, but the Capitals figure to provide an update on his status after he is examined by team doctors Thursday.

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Beagle recorded a goal, assist, and four shots on goal in Saturday's 6-1 demolition of the Sabres.

Beagle's 10th goal of the season held up as the game-winning tally, which came about 20 minutes after he set up Curtis Glencross' equalizer. Though he's remained largely in a bottom-six role this season, Beagle has shown a dash of offensive upside, generating 20 points over 61 games. He's already doubled his scoring output from any of his previous six seasons.

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Beagle fired home a pair of goals, chipped in an assist and skated to a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 5-4 OT win over the Sharks.What a night for Beagle, who upped his numbers to nine goals and eight assists in 50 games this year. Up until this season's 17-point "outburst", the seventh-year NHLer had never recorded more than nine points in a campaign, so it's tough to declare any sort of breakout here, especially since his 13.8 shooting percentage is markedly higher than his career average of 8.1.