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Friday, April 15, 2011

Updates from the Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals were on ice this morning at 10 for their pre-game skate before tonight's game two against the Rangers.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

The big news out of the morning skate today is that Dennis Wideman skated for the first time since his injury before the rest of his teammates.  Wideman was not in full pads, but he was able to shoot and put himself through some skating maneuvers. Bruce Boudreau sounded very optimistic about a possible return, saying he could come back by the end of this series if it goes long enough.
As expected, Michal Neuvirth has been confirmed as the starter in goal for the Caps tonight.
Bruce Boudreau will keep the same lineup from Wednesday night's win.  That means that DJ King, Tyler Sloan, Sean Collins, Jay Beagle, and Eric Fehr will all be healthy scratches.  Tom Poti and Dennis Wideman are still out.
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On the New York side, Henrik Lundqvist has been confirmed as tonight's starter (in other breaking news, the sky is blue today).
There is one big lineup change, as Mats Zuccarello will be scratched after playing in game one.  He will be replaced by pest Sean Avery.  Steve Eminger will be remain a healthy scratch.

That's all for now.  Check back after the game.
Information from Sky Kerstein was used in this post.

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