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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Practice: Apr. 24

The Washington Capitals were on ice Tuesday morning for a practice as they prepare to face the Bruins in Boston in game seven of their first round series.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Dale Hunter kept the same line sets as he had in previous games for this practice: Ovechkin-Laich-Brouwer, Johansson-Backstrom-Semin, Chimera-Beagle-Hendricks, and Knuble-Aucoin-Ward.  Jeff Halpern and Mathieu Perreault worked in as the extra skaters, while Mattias Sjogren was not on the ice.  This was because of an immigration paperwork issue, according to Sky Kerstein of 106.7 the FAN, and he will join the Caps for their flight to Boston this afternoon.
Also worth noting is that Jeff Schultz, who has been scratched for the last three games, was back with Dennis Wideman for practice today, while John Erskine was with Dmitry Orlov, who has not played at all this postseason.  As Wideman has struggled in the last few games, this could mean that Orlov is in for him, but it seems more likely that Schultz will play with Wideman in game seven.

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Information from Katie Carrera was used in this post.

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