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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Practice: Oct. 25
Mike Green missed practice for the second consecutive day with what is being described as a twisted right ankle. As a result, Sean Collins has been recalled from Hershey of the AHL. Collins skated with Jeff Schultz in practice, while Dennis Wideman moved up to play with Roman Hamrlik on the second pairing and the top set of Karl Alzner and John Carlson remained the same.
Jay Beagle was also missed practice for the tenth consecutive time with his mysterious "long term, upper body, inferred to be a concussion, but not really a concussion according to Beagle" injury. I doubt he travels on the trip, but he may. With the way Mathieu Perreault is playing, he probably won't see the lineup regardless. All three other forward lines remained the same: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Brouwer, Semin-Johansson-Knuble, and Chimera-Laich-Ward.
The Caps are flying to Edmonton Tuesday afternoon, where they will practice inside Rexall place Wednesday afternoon before their game Thursday night at 9:30.
That's all for now. Check back later.