Capitals Practice News Roundup: Kuznetsov Returns With The Team


The Washington Capitals returned to the ice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex after a 4-1 win against the New York Islanders on Monday. The team hosts the New Jersey Devils at Capital One Arena at 7 PM on Friday. Action can be seen on NBC Sports Washington. Here are all of the news from Wednesday’s practice: 

Center Evgeny Kuznetsov, who is labeled as day-to-day with a possible concussion, skated in a light blue no-contact jersey prior to practice and participated in the whole practice session. He has missed the past six games.

Forward T.J. Oshie was on the bench prior to practice shooting pucks but was not in uniform. The forward is also labeled as day-to-day with a possible concussion and has missed the past six games.

Oshie, defenseman Michal Kempny, and forward Devante Smith-Pelly (lower-body injury) each did not participate in practice. Kempny skated with conditioning coach Mark Nemish after the team moved to the other rink. The team said Smith-Pelly and Kempny were each taking maintence days.


-the Capitals have scored at least three goals per game during their six-winning streak, their longest since 2016-17

-The Capitals are 9-1-2 in their past 12 home games against the Devils

-Goaltender Braden Holtby‘s four shutouts against New Jersey are tied for the most against one opponent in his career (Boston Bruins)

-Forward Tom Wilson‘s 1.50 points-per-game average ranks third in the NHL behind Colorado Avalanche linemates Mikko Rantanen (1.65) and Nathan MacKinnon (1.52)

-The Capitals’ four leading scorers average also at least a point-per-game: captain Alex Ovechkin (1.17), Kuznetsov (1.17), center Nicklas Backstrom (1.17), and defenseman John Carlson (1.13)

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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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