The Capitals were on ice this morning at Kettler Iceplex as they prepare for tomorrow night's big game with the Thrashers in Atlanta. Some personnel updates from the skate:
Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Marcus Johansson were the only Capitals on the active roster who did not skate today. Bruce Boudreau confirmed after practice that they were only taking maintenance days, and there are no new injuries to report. That is, obviously, good news for the Capitals and their fans.
Alexander Semin and Matt Bradley participated fully in practice and may make the trip to Atlanta for tomorrow night's game, but Boudreau was non-commital on their status.
Michal Neuvirth and Tom Poti also skated as they continue to work back from injuries. They are not expected to make the journey down south, but could return for the Caps' first game after the break.
That's all for now. Check back later.
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