News and Notes from Capitals Morning Skate (09-10-15)


(Photo: CSN Capitals)

No new players were in attendance this morning at Kettler.  Nicklas Backstrom returned from his two-day media stint, bringing the  total to 30 players on the ice this morning.  As of Thursday morning, all players have now reported to Kettler and participated in on-ice exercises with the exception of Jay Beagle and Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin has stated he will be returning on Monday, September 14th.


Riley Barber off to Florida (From Riley Barber)

Those players participating in the Rookie Tournament this weekend will be leaving for Florida today.

Caps not participating in the Rookie Tournament will practice Friday and Saturday at Kettler, starting at 9:10 a.m.

As per Alex Prewitt, “Another step forward for Backstrom and his hip today, doing timed skates with strength coach Mark Nemish after the morning workout”.

Prospects Update
Washington Capitals 2nd Round pick Jonas Siegenthlaer and his Zurich Lions won 5-3 over SC Bern, however Siegenthaler was a -2 with one shot on goal.

Training Camp Day
The Washington Capitals will host Caps Training Camp Day on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. More info here.

Latest Stories
The Hockey News’ 2015-2016 Season Preview – Washington Capitals  (THN)
After a long summer, Capitals’ first steps on ice can seem slippery (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
Report: Maple Leafs sign Glencross to PTO (Emily Sadler/SportsNet)
Karl Alzner Talks Capitals Casino Night (WJLA)
T.J. Oshie joins Capitals, already feeling ‘very comfortable’ in D.C. (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
Andre Burakovsky comfortable with playing both wing and center (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
After arbitration ruling, Marcus Johansson ‘happy to still be here’ (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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