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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Practice: Apr. 26
Dennis Wideman skated again today in full pads, taking reps with the strength and conditioning coach for about 20 minutes before he left the ice. His continued ability to skate is obviously good news, but there is still no timetable for his return to the lineup.
Mike Green returned to the ice after taking yesterday's option following his head's encounter with a slapshot on Saturday. Green participated in the full practice and reiterated repeatedly after skating that he feels "great." The defenseman also became frustrated when reporters continued to press him about his health, and Bruce Boudreau affirmed that Green is ready to play in a game after practice. I guess we'll see later this week just how good he feels.
Mike Knuble participated in practice for the second day in a row, but is still day-to-day. The veteran right winger only said after skating that he expects to play "at some point" during the second round. Okay then.
Alexander Semin was the only Cap besides Wideman missing from practice with what is being called a "maintenance day." Bruce Boudreau later elaborated to explain that Semin is suffering from the flu, so he was told to stay home.
That's all for now. Check back later.
Information from Sky Kerstein was used in this post.