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!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Varlamov Update

Would you bench this if you had the choice?  I didn't think so.
It appears as though the Capitals may have dodged a major bullet with Semyon Varlamov as Bruce Boudreau revealed this afternoon during a conference call that the Russian goaltender will "be able to play for sure" tomorrow night in Toronto.  "That is, if I choose him to play."  Cool, Bruce.  Bench your best goaltender because Braden Holtby beat the Islanders.  Mercy, mercy.  Why can't the Caps just have someone seize the job? It would be so much nicer if that happened.

There is no other Caps news to post today involving personnel moves or injury updates.  Eric Fehr, Alex Semin, Michal Neuvirth and Tom Poti remain in DC as they continue to rehab from various ailments that have limited them over the last month or so.  None of them are expected to join the team for tomorrow night's game.

And in random hockey news, the immortal Peter Forsberg will practice with the Avalanche starting tomorrow to see if a comeback is possible.  Wow.

Thanks to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post for the quotes in this post.

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