Former Capitals Defenseman Karl Alzner Intends on Playing In the NHL This Season, Says He’ll Demand A Move if Placed in the AHL

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Former Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner was a staple on the Washington blueline during his time in D.C., playing in a team-record 423 consecutive games before leaving the team as a free agent in the summer of 2017, signing a five-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens worth $22.5 million. However, after struggling and being placed into a reduced role last season, Alzner was sent to the American Hockey League. And in a recent interview, Alzner made it clear he intends to play in the NHL, even if it means a move elsewhere. Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov, Capitals Release Statements on Suspension by International Ice Hockey Federation


The announcement from the International Ice Hockey Federation that Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov was suspended for four years from participating in international play after testing positive for a banned substance was a big one that rippled through the hockey world. Shortly after the announcement, both Kuznetsov and the Capitals released statements on the matter. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Michal Kempny Takes The Ice For The First Time Since Hamstring Surgery


Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny skated for the first time since March 20, when he left the team’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a torn hamstring after getting involved in a scrum with center Cedric Paquette. The 29-year old arrived in town earlier this week and was getting looked at by the medical staff on Thursday. Continue reading

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IIHF Suspends Evgeny Kuznetsov For Four Years

The IIHF has suspended Russian ice hockey player Evgeni Kuznetsov for a violation of World Anti-Doping Code Article 2.1 (Presence of a Prohibited Substance). Continue reading

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Capitals’ 2019 Offseason Timeline

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The Washington Capitals have had a busy offseason, making tweaks around the edges of the roster while keeping their core intact after falling in seven games in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Carolina Hurricanes. With training camp three weeks away, Capitals fans will get to see some new faces. NoVa Caps recaps the team’s changes from the front office to the roster that will take the ice on October 2 for opening night. Continue reading

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NHL Is Pushing For Betting Kiosks In NHL Arenas Sometime This Season

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Ready or not, real time betting is coming to a hockey arena near you. And according to the NHL, it could happen sometime this season. Continue reading

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Capitals Announce 2019 Prospect Tournament Schedule, Training Camp Details

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The Washington Capitals announced their schedule for the 2019 prospect tournament on Wednesday evening. The Capitals’ prospects will face the Carolina Hurricanes’ on Saturday, September 7, the Nashville Predators’ on Sunday, September 8, and the Tampa Bay Lightning’s on Tuesday, September 10. All of the games will be held at Ford Ice Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Continue reading

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Penguins’ Assistant GM Bill Guerin Named Wild GM


The Minnesota Wild named Bill Guerin their fourth general manager in franchise history on Wednesday. He replaces Paul Fenton, who was fired by the team on July 30. Guerin was the Pittsburgh Penguins’ assistant GM for the previous five seasons. Continue reading

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Capitals GM Brian MacLellan on Michal Kempny: “Everything Is Positive For Him To Start Camp”

Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny returned to DC on Tuesday, and made his first appearance at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Wednesday. The big question regarding Kempny is his health and readiness for the coming season. Continue reading

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Braden Holtby, Jonas Siegenthaler, Michal Kempny Join Capitals’ Informal Practice On Wednesday

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Goaltender Braden Holtby and defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler joined the Washington Capitals’ informal skates, which lead up to training camp on September 13, on Wednesday. In addition, defenseman Michal Kempny returned to Washington and was getting checked out by the team’s medical staff. Continue reading

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