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Beagle assisted on two goals in Saturday's win over the Devils.

Both of Beagle's tallies came on scores by Nicklas Backstrom. The 29-year-old typically doesn't see much ice time with the likes of Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin, but Saturday's strong showing might prompt coach Barry Trotz to reconsider his line arrangements.

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Beagle scored a goal in Washington's 2-1 win over Carolina on Thursday.

The goal give Beagle three for the season, which isn't too bad for a fourth-line player who missed the first month of the season with an injury. Although these may be timely contributions for a struggling Capitals team, Beagle remains largely irrelevant from a fantasy perspective unless he can move up the ranks and secure more significant ice time.

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Beagle (upper body) will be activated off IR prior to Wednesday's game against the Oilers, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Beagle will take the place of the injured Brooks Laich (upper body), who will make the move to IR for at least the next week. Beagle is expected to skate on the second line alongside Marcus Johansson and Andre Burakovsky.

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Beagle (upper body) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

The winger has yet to make his season debut due to an upper body, but should be back in the lineup this week after participating fully in Monday's practice. He'll still need to be activated off IR in the coming days before he can return, so watch out for a roster move in the near future.

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Beagle (upper body) could return to action Saturday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Beagle will miss at least one more game Thursday night, but he could be activated from injured reserve before the game that follows. If Beagle does not play Saturday, he should be able to sometime next week, as head coach Barry Trotz expects him to play sometime during the Capitals' upcoming road trip that begins next Wednesday.

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Beagle (upper body) is expected to return sometime this week, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

The Caps play at home Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday against the Sharks, Devils, and Panthers, and Beagle is aiming for one of those games to return to the lineup. Beagle will serve as a depth center upon his return.

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Beagle (upper body) took part in practice Friday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Though Beagle is opening the season on injured reserve, it doesn't sound like the Capitals are projecting an especially lengthy absence for him. He could be activated at some point next week.

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Beagle (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Beagle wasn't expected to return to action until late next week at the earliest, so his deactivation will allow the Capitals to retain eight defensemen for the time being. The forward reported some improvement with his injury Tuesday, after he was able to skate prior to the Capitals' practice.

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Beagle (upper body) is hoping to make his season debut Oct. 14, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Beagle has not been officially ruled out for Thursday's season opener, but it appears he will sit out the Capitals' first two games of the season before potentially returning for the team's third contest of the regular season.

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Coach Barry Trotz said Saturday that it's "safe to assume" Beagle (upper body) won't be ready for the Oct. 9 season opener with the Canadiens, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Trotz didn't list Beagle among the players he expected to open the season on injured reserve, however, suggesting the forward probably isn't looking at a long-term absence. In any case, with Beagle unlikely to be available to center the fourth line, Michael Latta is expected to assume those duties in the interim.