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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Practice: Apr. 27
The Capitals officially called up three Hershey Bears this morning: Mathieu Perreault, Steve Pinizzotto, and Patrick McNeil. They skated by themselves, along with DJ King, Dennis Wideman, Mike Knuble, and Braden Holtby, on the "B" rink at Kettler before the Caps practiced.
Both Knuble and Wideman skated in full pads, but there is still no timetable for either of their returns. All that Bruce Boudreau would say is that Wideman is likely to return to full team practice next week, while Knuble should be back "sooner rather than later." Knuble, however, did not seem as optimistic, saying that he could "conceivably" be back in the next round. Color me totally unconvinced he does not have a broken hand or finger.
Other than that, the Caps had their full team on the ice for the main practice, including Alexander Semin who had missed the last two skates with the "flu." The lines were as follows: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Laich, Sturm-Arnott-Semin, Fehr-Johansson-Chimera, and Hendricks-Beagle-Gordon-Bradley.
That's all for now. Check back later.
Information from Sky Kerstein was used in this post.