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Monday, December 12, 2011

Practice: Dec. 12

The Washington Capitals were on ice for practice Monday morning as they prepare to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

The entire team, except Mike Green, was present for the skate.  This included Jay Beagle, who is working his way back from a concussion, and Matt Hendricks, who missed most of last week with a knee injury.  The fact that Green missed another practice, and has now not skated for four days in a row, officially indicates that he has had a setback in my book, regardless of what Dale Hunter or the team feels like revealing.
The lines remained the same as they were Friday night: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Semin, Brouwer-Johansson-Halpern, Chimera-Laich-Ward, and Hendricks-Eakin-Knuble-Perreault.  Poor Knuble, someone get him out of the dungeons. Please.

That's all for now.

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