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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Updates From the Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals were on ice this morning for a skate prior to tonight's game two with the Lightning.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

All of the healthy Caps were present at the skate; no one took their option to skip.  The injured Mike Knuble also skated with his teammates, but is not expected to play tonight; he is missing with a hand injury.
John Carlson skated and took regular reps with Karl Alzner, while Bruce Boudreau said afterwards that he expects him to play tonight.  That is excellent news, as Carlson looked to be really laboring in the latter stages of game one. Healthy scratches will be, as expected, Sean Collins, DJ King, Jay Beagle, and Tyler Sloan.
Michal Neuvirth's start has been confirmed and he will be in goal this evening.
Also of note is that injured defenseman Dennis Wideman skated again after the skate, taking the ice with Mike Knuble.  He obviously will not play tonight.
Information from Stephen Whyno was used in this post.

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