Capitals’ Practice News Roundup: Walker Draws Back Into Lineup


The Washington Capitals took the ice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Wednesday in preparations for their game tonight against the New York Rangers at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is at 7 PM on NBCSN. Here are all of the news from Wednesday’s Capitals’ morning skate: 

After two consecutive regulation losses where the team has combined for a total of three goals, Capitals’ head coach Todd Reirden made a tweak to his fourth line, swapping forward Dmitrij Jaskin out of the lineup in favor of forward Nathan Walker. Walker, 24, played the first two games of the season and recorded one assist but hasn’t seen game action for almost two weeks.

Capitals forward Travis Boyd, who is currently placed on long-term injured reserve with a lower-body injury, skated in a light blue no-contact jersey. On LTIR, Boyd, 24, is not eligible to return until November 1 at the Montreal Canadiens.

Capitals’ Lines

Capitals Today


  • The Capitals face the New York Rangers tonight in the first of four meetings between the teams this season.
  • Washington holds a 103-90-18-7 record against the Rangers all-time, a 56-40-9-4 record at home and have recorded a point in six straight games (5-0-1).
  • Next practice: Thursday, 11:30 a.m., MedStar Capitals Iceplex


More than 550 Caps fans helped Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Washington Capitals raise $404,428 for charity at the eighth Capitals Casino Night presented by Salamander Hotels & Resorts on Oct. 14 at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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