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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Practice: Mar. 8

The Washington Capitals were on ice this morning at 11:30 AM for an optional practice following last night's 2-1 shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Both Tom Poti and Mike Green skated on their own at around 11:10 before joining their teammates for the full skate at 11:30; this was to presumably see how their injuries were feeling.  There were no updates on their possible return for tomorrow, however.  Besides those two players, Jason Chimera, Matt Hendricks, Matt Bradley, Tyler Sloan, Jeff Schultz, Karl Alzner, Eric Fehr, DJ King, John Carlson, Boyd Gordon, and Braden Holtby were out on the ice as well. As today was an optional day, there are no updates on Nicklas Backstrom or Michal Neuvirth, who both left last night's game with injuries. However, Bruce Boudreau did elaborate a bit on Neuvirth, saying he does expect him to be able to play tomorrow.  On Backstrom, Boudreau noted that he will receive treatment on his hand tomorrow before a decision is made on his status.

In other reading from 24/7 today:
Lightning coach Guy Boucher has some choice words for the on-ice officials following last night's game.
recap of last night's win.
And the Capitals are finally gaining positive momentum as their regular season winds down.

Thanks to Sky Kerstein for information used in this post.

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