Welcome to Caps 'Round the Clock, a blog covering the Washington Capitals and the NHL. In season, I update the Blog after every practice and on game day with Caps news and information, and then provide a recap and analysis after each contest. I also write a periodical Prospect Watch and weekly feature pieces on the state of the Men in Red and other things Capitals. And of course, I will post videos and tidbits from around the League and offer my two cents as the season wears on. In the offseason, I write a Report Card for each player, and will keep you updated on all the news about the Caps through the summer. I'm glad you're here, and hope you come back!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Practice: Dec. 14
Every Cap, except Mike Green, was on the ice and accounted for at the skate. Green is still visiting a groin specialist in Canada, and is expected to join the team on the road. The lines for practice remained the same as they have for most recent games: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Semin, Brouwer-Johansson-Halpern, Ward-Laich-Chimera, and Knuble-Perreault-Eakin. Matt Hendricks also took some line rushes with the fourth line; he is still day to day with a knee injury and will travel with the team to Winnipeg. As will Jay Beagle, who is not expected to play but is improving enough to fly and continue skating with his teammates.
That's all for now. It's 8 degrees in Winnipeg. Fun.