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Monday, March 7, 2011

Updates From the Morning Skate

The Capitals were on ice at 11 AM for their morning skate as they prepare for their critical matchup with the Lightning this evening.  Some updates from the St. Pete Times Forum:

Mike Green took the skate in full pads, but is still nowhere near returning.  Afterwords, he indicated that he does not "feel quite right," even though he is feeling a little bit better. This is the wise approach; the Capitals want, and need, Green to be nothing short of 100% when he takes to the ice next for them.  It looks like Jeff Schultz will be re-inserted into the lineup after being a healthy scratch last night as well; Tyler Sloan had a tough go of it yesterday in the lineup and will return to the press box.  Marcus Johansson is feeling no aftereffects of the shot that be blocked with his leg last night, and is also good to go.  That means that DJ King and Jay Beagle will remain scratches on the front end.  Michal Neuvirth is still in line to start tonight's game.

That's all for now.  Check back after the game.  And for a gameday preview of tonight's game, click here.

Thanks to Katie Carrera for information used in this post.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear Mike was back on the ice, hopefully he will be 100% before the playoffs and get some games in to get back in the swing of things.