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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Practice: Apr. 19
Mike Knuble was not present at the skate, but his absence was written off as a maintenance day, and he is expected to play tomorrow, according to Bruce Boudreau. It is believed that Knuble took a shot off his hand on Sunday.
Dennis Wideman skated before the rest of his teammates took to the ice for the second time in three days and is improving well. Wideman skated without pads again, but his ability to be on the ice is certainly encouraging.
Other than Wideman and Knuble, everyone else was present for practice. Jason Chimera took Knuble's spot on the top line withe Ovechkin and Backstrom; the other lines were Sturm-Arnott-Semin, Laich-Johansson-Fehr-Beagle, and King-Bradley-Hendricks-Gordon.
The Capitals will fly back to New York this afternoon in preparation for tomorrow night's game.
That's all for now. Check back later.
Information from Sky Kerstein was used in this post.