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, March 4, 2011

Practice: Mar. 4

The Washington Capitals were on ice for practice this morning at 11 AM, precluding their flight to Florida this afternoon. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Today was an optional practice, as just about half the team was not present.  Two of them, Jay Beagle and Semyon Varlamov, are still out with injuries.  Beagle is still considered day-to-day with his upper-body injury at this point, but he is likely going to travel with the team down to Florida.  The news is not good, however, when it comes to Semyon Varlamov.  Bruce Boudreau announced after the skate that Varly is expected to miss another week to ten days with his lower-body (knee) injury and not go on the trip to Florida.
The players that did skate, on the other hand, were as follows: Tom Poti, Matt Bradley, Eric Fehr, DJ Kings, Jason Chimera, Matt Hendricks, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth, Jeff Schultz, Braden Holtby, John Carlson, Tyler Sloan, and Marcus Johansson.  They participated in short, limited intensity drills, and some good news is that Tom Poti and Eric Fehr both made it through the practice without incident.  Poti will go on the trip, but the jury is still out of Fehr (for now).

For a recap of last night's win over the Blues, click here.  That's all for now.

Thanks to Sky Kerstein for some information used in this post.

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