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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Updates From the Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals were on ice this morning at 11 for their pre-game skate.  Some updates from the St. Pete Times Forum:

The Capitals will indeed keep the same lineup from game two intact.  This means that Matt Hendricks will be scratched again along with DJ King, Tyler Sloan, Jay Beagle, Sean Collins, and all of the Hershey call-ups.
Also of note is that defenseman Dennis Wideman is not on the trip with his teammates.  He is currently rehabbing from hematoma, and this all but officially rules him out for tomorrow night's game (we have seen people join the Caps on road trips before).
Michal Neuvirth has been confirmed as tonight's starter for the Caps.  He will face off against Dwayne Roloson.
On the Tampa side, Simon Gagne and Pavel Kubina both will not play with their respective injuries, believed to be a head ailment for Gagne and a back ailment for Kubina.

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

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