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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Practice: Nov. 2

The Washington Capitals were on ice for practice Wednesday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex following their thrilling 5-4 comeback win over the Ducks on Tuesday night.  Some updates from Kettler:

Mike Green started the day skating with his teammates in full pads, but left after a short time and watched the remainder of practice from the bench with his pads off.  Green has not played in the last three games because of a right ankle injury he suffered October 22 against Detroit. Hey, at least he's skating.
Troy Brouwer did not partake in practice at all after taking a hard fall late in Tuesday's win and presumably injuring his right shoulder, the same one that required offseason surgery this past summer.  His absence, however, was classified as a "maintenance day."
Joel Ward took Brouwer's spot on the top line with Nick Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin.  The other lines were as follows: Eakin-Johansson-Semin, Chimera-Laich-Knuble, and Perreault-Halpern-Hendricks, with DJ King taking extra line rushes with the final unit.
Information from Sky Kerstein was used in this post.

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