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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Funday

The Capitals have today off, following their two games of Friday and Saturday within 24 hours of each other; last night, the Caps eked out a 3-2 victory on Long Island for a very important two points on their ledger.

Because there is no practice, there is very little to report today.  Mike Green has returned to Calgary to be with his family, as his grandmother passed away on Friday night.  As such, there is no word about Green's availability for Tuesday's game, although I would consider him a long shot to suit up based on his previous condition.  Goaltender Todd Ford, who backed up Michal Neuvirth last night, has been returned to Hershey of the American Hockey League for the Bears' game today.  Ford had to be recalled to the Capitals on an emergency basis yesterday after Semyon Varlamov left the morning skate after about five minutes with an undisclosed (read: groin) injury. Again, since there is no practice today, we have no way of knowing how bad Varly's injury is, but I do not think that he will be rushed back.  It should also be noted that the reason Braden Holtby was not recalled is because he is suffering from an injury of his own and is week-to-week.

Tomorrow is sure to be a very busy (and nerve-racking) day for Caps fans, as the NHL trade deadline passes at 3 P.M. EST.  Will the Capitals make a big deal? Will Alexander Semin or a goalie be on their way out?  Follow me on Twitter (@HarryHawkings) and check the blog often to find out.

That's all for today.  Check back tomorrow, and enjoy your Sunday.

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