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!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Practice: Jan. 30

The Washington Capitals were on ice Monday afternoon at 2 PM as they returned from the All-Star break with a practice in preparation for Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning.  Some updates from Arlington:

Dennis Wideman was the only healthy Capital who took the day off, getting some time to rest following his participation in All-Star weekend.
The lines were as follows: (Ovechkin) Johansson-Perreault-Semin, Hendricks-Laich-Brouwer, Chimera-Halpern-Knuble, and Beagle-Eakin-Rechlicz-Ward. Related: if the recall of Joel Rechlicz leads to Joel Ward being healthy scratched, I give up.
Nicklas Backstrom again did not skate with his teammates, and did not work out on ice at all during the All-Star break.  The clock is ticking on George McPhee making a move for a center, and the wait is becoming excruciating.  Time to make the move now.

That's all for now.

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