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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Updates from the Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals were on ice this morning for their pre-game skate as they prepare to take on the Rangers tonight.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Mike Green once again took the full morning practice and every indication is that he will make his return to the Capitals' lineup tonight after an absence of six weeks.  Bruce Boudreau would still not commit, however, calling him a "game-time decision." Mercy.
Michal Neuvirth has been confirmed as the starter in goal tonight for the Capitals. This will be his first career NHL postseason start.
It appears as though Sean Collins, Tyler Sloan, Eric Fehr, DJ King, and Jay Beagle will be healthy scratches tonight, and Tom Poti will not play due to his groin ailment.  The line combinations remained unchanged from the last two days.
Also of note - Dennis Wideman returned to Kettler today for some rehab, and is improving daily.  Bruce Boudreau indicated that he could be ready to return in around three weeks, if the Caps make it that far.
For the Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist has been confirmed as tonight's starter.  Sean Avery and Steve Eminger will be the healthy scratches, which means that Matt Gilroy and Mats Zuccarello will be in the lineup for John Tortorella.

That's all for now...see you after the game.
Information from Stephen Whyno and Steve Zipay was used in this post.

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