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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Practice: Mar. 30

The Washington Capitals were on ice this morning at 10:30 following last night's disappointing loss to the Hurricanes.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Dennis Wideman did not skate today with what is now being declared a lower-body injury. Wideman was injured during last night's loss in the second period after taking a hard hit in the corner from Tuomo Ruutu. Bruce Boudreau said he was uncertain that the defenseman would play tomorrow.  Reading between the lines, it looks quite doubtful that we will see him uniform against the Blue Jackets.  Ugh.  That's a big loss for the Capitals, particularly with no Mike Green.
Speaking of Green, the defenseman skated for about 30 minutes prior to the start of practice by himself before he was joined on the ice by Tom Poti.  Green left the ice as soon as regular practice commenced, and there is still no timetable for his return from a concussion.
Aside from Wideman and Green, every Capitals player on the roster partook in the skate, including Alex Ovechkin and Jason Arnott, good signs that they are both still feeling good after playing last night.  Most of the practice was spent on special teams, as the Capitals took another 0-fer in the power play department last night.

That's all for now.  Check back later.
Information from Katie Carrera was used in this post.

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