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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Practice: Feb. 19

The Capitals were back on the ice for practice today in upstate New York after taking yesterday off for travel.  Some updates from a place so remote that Caps beat writer Katie Carrera is having a hard time getting a cell phone signal:

All of the forwards who are on the trip skated, including Eric Fehr, although he returned to wearing a gold no-contact jersey as he recovers from a shoulder injury.  The lines remained the same as they were on Thursday night: Knuble-Backstrom-Ovechkin, Semin-Johansson-Laich, Chimera-Perreault-Hendricks, and Steckel-Gordon-Bradley.  DJ King also took reps with the fourth line.

Mike Green participated fully in practice, which is a great sign in and of itself but also the fact that he made it through the cross-country flight without incident; flying can sometimes cause a recurrence of concussion symptoms.  There is no word on his expected availability for tomorrow afternoon's contest with the Sabres.

That's all for now.  More if it becomes available.

Click here for a preview of the Sabres game.

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