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.
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”.
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.
The Hockey News’ 2015-2016 Season Preview – Washington Capitals (THN)
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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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