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!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Practice: Feb. 3

The Washington Capitals were on ice Friday morning for practice as they prepare to meet the Montreal Canadiens in the Bell Centre Saturday afternoon.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Mike Green once again skated with his teammates during practice, the fourth consecutive day he has worked out on ice.
With recent call-up Keith Aucoin in the fold and Cody Eakin out of it, the lines looked a little bit different: Ovechkin-Johansson-Semin, Hendricks-Laich-Brouwer, Chimera-Perreault-Knuble, and Aucoin-Halpern-Ward.  Joel Rechlicz and Jay Beagle were in powder blue jerseys, which usually signifies healthy scratches, or the "fifth line."  However, after practice, Dale Hunter announced that Rechlicz is on waivers, on his way down to Hershey of the AHL.  Where he belongs.  Glad that experiment is over.
Nicklas Backstrom did not skate again today and has to be at least several weeks away from returning to active duty.  Man, is this getting bad.

That's all for now.
Information from Sky Kerstein was used in this post.

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