The Washington Capitals continued training camp and preparations for the Islanders game tonight (Monday). Those making the trip to Brooklyn took the ice at Kettler at 10:15, with those remaining (not traveling to Brooklyn) taking the ice at 11:00 a.m.
Capitals @ Islanders
The Capitals make their first trip to Brooklyn and the Barclay Center for tonight’s contest with the Islanders. The game is not designated as a 3-on-3 test game, so no 3-on-3 tonight unless score dictates. This game will not be televised locally. The rosters for tonight’s games are listed below.
Grubauer starting, Peters in relief tonight against the Islanders. Plan is to split their ice time evenly.
Based on AM skate attendance, John Carlson and Jason Chimera are those listed on the original roster not traveling to Brooklyn.
As per Alex Prewitt, this mornings power play practice lines:
Coach Trotz says any additional cuts won’t be announced until Tuesday, and will most likely be piecemeal. [@alex_prewitt]
Trotz said he expected any contractual decision with Derek Roy and his PTO to come after the final preseason game on Sunday.
Trotz said Jakub Vrana, Riley Barber, Christian Djoos, Tyler Lewington and Vitek Vanecek are headed to Hershey camp. Just informed them. On other prospects still in camp (i.e. Bowey, Stephenson), Trotz said, “We feel they’re maybe further along in some aspects of their game.”
The Capitals roster currently totals 34. The Caps will need to be down to 23 by October 6th.
Both Michael Latta and Marcus Johansson returned to practice on Sunday, however neither will make the trip to Brooklyn today.
News and Notes
The Hershey Bears open training camp today (Monday). You can read more about the current 18-man roster, and more on training camp activities in Hershey here.
Capitals cut five rookies from training camp, send them to Hershey (WaPo)
On same page as Barry Trotz, Capitals’ Jason Chimera ready to write next chapter (WaPo)
Johansson, Latta skate, but won’t play Monday because of injuries (WaPo)
Andi Lambert, wife of Capitals assistant Lane Lambert, dies at 45 (WaPo)
Andre Burakovsky still adjusting to being back at center (WaPo)
Capitals trying to be more defensive in three-on-three OT (WaPo)
Hobbs back with Pats after strong NHL camp (Global News)
Can Alex Ovechkin finally ignite T.J. Oshie’s offense with Capitals? (Yahoo)
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 (WaPo)
Back with the Capitals again, Chris Bourque still chasing ‘the ultimate goal’ (WaPo)
New Capital Justin Williams: ‘I’m not a savior by any means of the word’ (WaPo)
Capitals-Bruins pregame notes: Johansson sidelined with minor injury, cuts coming (WaPo)
What the Capitals learned from their first three-on-three OT experience (WaPo)
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