Capitals Daily Report: Caps Head West while Burakovsky Remains in DC


After their 15-game home winning streak came to an end at the hands of the Stars last night, the Capitals returned to the practice rink on Tuesday morning to put it behind them and focus on the upcoming road trip. The Capitals will fly out to San Jose to take on the Sharks on Thursday. They’ll continue their California swing with stops in Los Angeles and Anaheim over the weekend. Photos from today’s practice can be found here.

The Capitals reassigned Paul Carey to Hershey this morning. On Monday, there was talk about Andre Burakovsky potentially joining the team out west but Trotz said after practice today that he will not make the trip. Instead, he will stay in Arlington and skate but there are no setbacks to his upcoming return. Trotz believes that he will get more out of staying back at Kettler and working with the trainers due to the limited practice schedule the team has while on the trip. During the three-game road trip, the Capitals will have only one practice and one morning skate.

With Carey getting reassigned to the Bears, Nate Schmidt will be the extra forward in case of any emergencies. The Capitals only have two more recall moves left this season.



  • Nicklas Backstrom earned two points on Monday against Dallas with a goal and an assist, marking his team-leading 17th multi-point game of the season and 193rd of his career.
  • Backstrom is tied for ninth in the NHL in multi-point games this season.
  • Backstrom’s goal on Monday was his 21st of the season, which marked his most goals in a season since 2009-10 (33) and the third most goals he has scored in a season in his career.

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By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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