Notes from Capitals’ Saturday Morning Practice: Turning a Corner

The Capitals, fresh off their resounding 4-1 beating of the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night, held an optional skate at Kettler on Saturday morning. 

ROSTER MOVES
The Capitals announced today that they have re-assigned forward Liam O’Brien to the Hershey Bears. The announcement was made by Washington’s senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan.

PRACTICE NOTES
Matt Niskanen continues to participate in daily practices, as his return date inches closer.

Brett Connolly and Tyler Graovac also practiced this morning, as their returns are imminent. With Liam O’Brien being re-assigned to Hershey Saturday morning, it appears Brett Connolly will be ready to return Sunday night versus the Oilers. Forward Tyler Graovac is still a few days away from his return.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Graovac when he is finally cleared to play. Chandler Stephenson has played well, and may have earned Graovac’s spot on the roster.

Holtby making it look easy #hockey #allcaps

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RINKSIDE UPDATE:

SHAVINGS:

  • Braden Holtby won his 200th career NHL game against Pittsburgh on Friday night.
  • The Capitals are 5-0-1 in games where they score on the power play.
  • This season, Oshie leads the team in power play goals with five, while Alex Ovechkin has recorded four.

INJURY SUMMARY:

 

🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #VeteransDay #ALLCAPS

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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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