Washington Capitals Daily Report (09-29-15)


The Washington Capitals returned to a full squad for training camp this morning (Tuesday), following the teams 3-1 win in Brooklyn last night.  You can read NoVa Caps complete game break down right here. The team continued training camp practices as well as began preparations for their final road pre-season game tomorrow (Wednesday) night in Raleigh.  The Capitals will wrap up their pre-season schedule with two home games, Friday against the Bruins and Sunday against the Islanders.



Morning Skate
As per Isabelle khurshudyan: Trotz  on line tinkering: “I think after this Carolina game, we’ll try to put people in places where we think they’ll start”.

Injury Updates
Also from Isabelle khurshudyan, “Trotz said Johansson and Latta are still penciled in to play at Carolina tomorrow”. He’ll bring extra forward and extra d-man just in case.

Trotz said he’s hopeful Backstrom will get cleared to skate with team (but no contact) in next day or two. Same with Brooks Orpik.

Practice lines:
Today’s trios, Beagle doubling up:


Washington Capitals @ Carolina Hurricanes
The Washington Capitals will travel to Raleigh tomorrow (Wednesday) night to wrap up their road portion of the preseason schedule.  The Capitals released the roster for Wednesday night:


Roster Management
As per Alex Prewitt, four more released from Capitals training camp: Forwards Chris Bourque, Carter Camper and Paul Carey, and defenseman Madison Bowey. Bourque, Camper and Carey were all placed on waivers. Bowey was reassigned to Hershey.  The Capitals are down to 32 players on training camp roster, 29 of them healthy. Chris Brown will be out “a few weeks” with a hand injury, according to Head Coach Trotz.


Williams, Wilson, Orlov and Carrick, this morning (Photo: @bamitsbrittney93)

News and Notes
As per Alex Prewitt, assistant coach Lane Lambert is back at practice this morning.

The Washington Capitals held their annual Capitals Canine Calendar photo shoot today at Kettler.  A limited number of 2016 Caps Canine Calendars will be available for $20 beginning Monday, Nov. 23, through Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Homeward Trails is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.  Please visit HomewardTrails for more information on how you can help.

The Washington Capitals will launch their 2015-16 regular-season home opener on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a special red carpet event, presented by GEICO, on F Street in front of Verizon Center from 3 to 5 p.m. The Capitals host the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. that evening.

The Capitals 2015-16 team will begin arriving in cars provided by Lexus on F Street at approximately 3 p.m. Capitals PA announcer Wes Johnson will serve as the master of ceremonies and will introduce players as they are escorted by preselected fans down the red carpet. Upon arrival, players will greet fans and pose for pictures.

Latest Stories
Private museum lets Mitch Korn relive every moment of his hockey career (WaPo)
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)


first week of the schedule

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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