Welcome to Caps 'Round the Clock, a blog covering the Washington Capitals and the NHL. In season, I update the Blog after every practice and on game day with Caps news and information, and then provide a recap and analysis after each contest. I also write a periodical Prospect Watch and weekly feature pieces on the state of the Men in Red and other things Capitals. And of course, I will post videos and tidbits from around the League and offer my two cents as the season wears on. In the offseason, I write a Report Card for each player, and will keep you updated on all the news about the Caps through the summer. I'm glad you're here, and hope you come back!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Practice: Apr. 4

The Washington Capitals were on ice this morning at 10:30 AM as they prepare to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow night at the Air Canada Centre.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Mike Green skated with his teammates for practice again, and participated fully.  Green said after practice that he felt great and is now completely symptom free; the only thing left for him to do is work back into game shape.  He feels confident that he will be able to be back in time for the playoffs, but he will not accompany the team on the trip to Toronto.
Nor will Tom Poti, who was again out early and participated in the full practice, but is still not totally back from his mystical groin injury.  He is feeling better, but there is no timetable for his return.
Tyler Sloan and John Erskine both returned to the ice and took part in practice after suffering injuries towards the tail end of last week.  Both will accompany the team to Toronto, as will Sean Collins, though it remains to be seen who will play tomorrow night.
Alexander Semin took a maintenance day and did not skate.  According to Bruce Boudreau, he also has a nagging injury that will earn him more days off in the last week, and there's a "chance" he may get a game off before the end of the season.  He will be on the trip.

That's all for now.  In other writing from 24/7 today, check out my wish list for this final week of the regular season.
Information from Sky Kerstein was used in this post.

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