Joel Ward


Fantasy Impact: The Washington Capitals have signed winger Joel Ward to a four-year deal worth $12 million.


The Capitals get: A gritty playoff warrior who is strong at both ends of the rink. They want some sandpaper for the postseason? They've got it.


Fantasy Players Impacted: Ward slides into the third line, and thus doesn't hurt anyone except perhaps Eric Fehr slips a little further down the depth chart. Ward can sub in on a scoring line, which puts the pressure on Brouwer to remain consistent.


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Fantasy Players this helps, in order:

1. Helps the team in general, but nobody in specific.


Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:

1. Fehr

2. Ward

3. Brooks Laich




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