Welcome to Caps 'Round the Clock, a blog covering the Washington Capitals and the NHL. In season, I update the Blog after every practice and on game day with Caps news and information, and then provide a recap and analysis after each contest. I also write a periodical Prospect Watch and weekly feature pieces on the state of the Men in Red and other things Capitals. And of course, I will post videos and tidbits from around the League and offer my two cents as the season wears on. In the offseason, I write a Report Card for each player, and will keep you updated on all the news about the Caps through the summer. I'm glad you're here, and hope you come back!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Practice: Jan. 19 - The News Gets Worse

The Capitals were on ice for practice this morning at the Wells Fargo Center as they prepare for tomorrow night's game with the the Islanders.  The Caps are expected to jet to Long Island later this afternoon.

News this morning is not good out of Philadelphia, as both Michal Neuvirth and Semyon Varlamov are considered day to day with lower body injuries.  Neuvirth aggravated a groin injury last night in the first period, and it appears that Varlamov may have suffered the same fate later in the game, considering that he always finds a way to hurt his groin when he is playing his best hockey.  As a result, Braden Holtby has been recalled from Hershey and skated this morning alongside Caps web producer Brett Leonhardt as the two goalies for practice.

Outside of the crease, the only Cap on the trip who did not skate today was John Erskine.  No word on why he is absent, I will update his condition and the conditions of the goalies if they are given after practice.

Check back later.

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