The Washington Capitals returned to a normal training camp schedule this morning following last nights victory in Montreal. For a complete break-down and recap of last night game, please click here. The camp roster was reduced to 44 after 17 players were released on Thursday. More roster moves were made today (see below). Practice at Kettler was cancelled this morning, as the team opted for off-ice workouts instead.
The Capitals will take tomorrow off (Saturday) before they return to the ice at Kettler on Sunday. The team will continue camp workouts as well as prepare for the next preseason game against the Islanders on Monday.
Friday was the first day teams could waive players in training camp. Dan Ellis, Mike Moore and Garrett Mitchell were placed on waivers, and will likely end up in Hershey should they clear the waivers process.
Capitals second round draft pick from the 2015 NHL entry draft, Jonas Siegenthaler, has been cut from the training camp roster. As expected, Siegenthaler will return to his team in Zurich. Connor Hobbs was released today as well, and will return to the Regina Pats. Today’s roster moves reduce the number of players in camp to 39. More moves are likely over the next day or two. The Capitals will need to be down to 23 players by October 6th.
News and Notes
Trotz said Marcus Johansson is still on track to play in the next preseason game. Skated today. Trotz also said Holtby will play the last two preseason games in full.
And because this was so good, Alexander Semin from last night:
Forward Derek Roy is making himself at home on a team he hopes to join (WaPo)
Backup goaltender battle between Peters, Grubauer plays out in Boston (Isabelle Khurshudyan/WaPo)
Back with the Capitals again, Chris Bourque still chasing ‘the ultimate goal’ (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
New Capital Justin Williams: ‘I’m not a savior by any means of the word’ (Isabelle Khurshudyan/WaPo)
Capitals-Bruins pregame notes: Johansson sidelined with minor injury, cuts coming (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
What the Capitals learned from their first three-on-three OT experience (Isabelle Khurshudyan/WaPo)
Postgame notes: Wilson, Roy find the net in Capitals’ preseason opener (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
In scrimmages and preseason games, Capitals testing lines and pairs (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
Andre Burakovsky to start at center (Isabelle Khurshudyan/WaPo)
MacLellan, Trotz: Third-line center, depth defense among camp battles to watch (by Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
Nicklas Backstrom on playing in season opener: ‘I don’t know.’ (Isabelle Khurshudyan/WaPo)
Capitals expect no surprises in second camp under Barry Trotz (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
2015-16 Washington Capitals training camp preview: Defensemen )Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
THIS DAILY REPORT IS UPDATED IN REAL-TIME, AS NEWS AND OTHER NOTES EMERGE, UNTIL 5 PM EACH DAY. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.