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Monday, February 7, 2011

Practice: Feb. 7

The Capitals were on ice this morning at 11 AM as they prepare to welcome the San Jose Sharks to Verizon Center tomorrow evening.  Some personnel updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Mike Green did not partake in practice after being struck on the side of the head by a Brooks Orpik slapshot during yesterday's win.  Bruce Boudreau said that Green was being held out as a precaution, and that no serious injury has been discovered, but he is still unsure if Green will play tomorrow.  This has to be the smart course of action, the Capitals cannot afford to mismanage a concussion at this stage of the season.  Tom Poti and Alexander Semin both participated in practice fully and could return to the lineup tomorrow, while Eric Fehr skated before practice with the Capitals' strengh and conditioning coach before the rest of his teammates.  Fehr is still about a week to 10 days away from returning.

Outside of injuries, there is no news out of Kettler involving lines.  All four units that played in yesterday's victory remain intact, and it remains to be seen how they will be altered when Semin returns.

That's all for now.  Check back later.

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