Capitals Practice News Roundup: The Rotating Defense

The Washington Capitals held their first practice after the NHL’s holiday break on Friday at MedStar Capitals Iceplex before flying up to Ottawa, where they will face the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre for the second time in a week on Saturday night. They beat the Senators 4-0 in their last game before the break. Action can be seen on NBC Sports Washington beginning at 7 PM. Here are all of the news from Friday’s practice: 

Defenseman Matt Niskanen, who landed face first into the boards after a hit by Carolina Hurricanes center Clark Bishop in the Capitals’ 3-1 win over the Hurricanes last night, did not practice with the team, meaning it is unlikely that he will play against the Senators tomorrow night. He is listed as day-to-day but will travel with the team to Ottawa. Defenseman Madison Bowey took his place on the second pairing with defenseman Dmitry Orlov.

Defenseman Brooks Orpik, who has missed 26 games with a knee injury, practiced with the team. Head coach Todd Reirden stated that he is listed as “questionable” for the Capitals’ game on Monday afternoon against the Nashville Predators.

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By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

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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