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, February 27, 2012

Practice: Feb. 27

The Washington Capitals were on ice Monday morning for a practice following a four-point weekend against the Maple Leafs and Canadiens.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Tomas Vokoun left the ice about 20 minutes in to practice for an undisclosed reason, but according to Sky Kerstein of 106.7 the FAN radio, he has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause.  It does not look like he will be traded at this juncture.
Every healthy Capital was on the ice for the skate.  The lines were as follows: Ovechkin-Johansson-Knuble, Hendricks-Laich-Brouwer, Chimera-Perreault-Semin, and Beagle-Halpern-Ward.  Also of note, Nicklas Backstrom has been placed on long-term injured reserve, opening up his $6.7 million cap hit for deals to be made.

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Information from Katie Carrera was used in this post.

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