News and Notes from Capitals Morning Skate (09-13-15)

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No morning skate this morning (Sunday) at Kettler, as the veterans have the day off.  The Veterans return to the ice tomorrow morning (Monday) at 9:10 a.m.  The Capitals prospects held morning skate at the Germain Arena in Estero, Florida this morning.

As per Alex Prewitt, “Chatted with Trotz between periods. Expectation is that Orpik (wrist) will be healthy in time for exhibitions, but not Backstrom (hip).  Trotz said he spoke with Latta, Laich, Burakovsky all recently, told them to expect time at both wing and center during camp.”  More on Backstrom’s current status here:

The Capitals have invited C Derek Roy to training camp on a professional tryout basis. Roy will report to camp later this week.

One more note from Troy Mann: Already mentioning 2nd-rounder Jonas Siegenthaler (Zurich) as a possible spring addition for the Bears.

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Rookie’s morning skate (Photo: Washington Capitals)

Rookie Tournament
The Washington Capitals’ prospects fell to the Florida Panthers’ prospects yesterday, 2-1 in a shoot out. Capitals goalie Vitek Vanecek was the star of the game for Washington, making numerous nice saves. Connor Hobbs had the only regulation goal for the Caps.  3-on-3 hockey also made it’s debut yesterday in the overtime period. A full game recap is here.

The Capitals young guns will go at it again tonight at 7p.m. When they take on Tampa Bay.

News and Notes
The Washington Capitals and Verizon Center will build the ice surface at Verizon Center on Monday, Sept. 14, through Tuesday, Sept. 15. The placement of logos and markings will occur after 2 p.m. on Sept. 15.

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.

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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 passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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