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Monday, November 7, 2011
Practice: Nov. 7
Mike Green practiced fully with his teammates for the first time in over two weeks, rotating in with the other six defensemen on the roster during drills. Per Bruce Boudreau, the defenseman is still "day to day." There was no announcement involving his ability to play Tuesday, but his participation in a full practice is certainly a good sign.
With DJ King's assignment to Hershey, the Caps debuted some new practice lines. The top line reverted to it's normal Ovechkin-Backstrom-Brouwer and the third line remained the same at Ward-Laich-Chimera. The second like, however, had Cody Eakin on it along with Marcus Johansson and Alexander Semin despite Eakin's benching on Saturday, while the fourth line was Hendricks-Halpern-Perreault-Knuble, leaving no obvious healthy scratch for the first time in, like, ever. Depth is a good thing.
That's all for now. Check back later for a game preview.
Information from Katie Carrera was used in this post.