Brett Connolly Is The Latest Capital To Be Hit By Flu Bug, Will Be Game-Time Decision

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Forward Brett Connolly missed the Washington Capitals‘ morning skate prior to their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning (7 PM ET on NBC Sports Washington locally or NHL Network nationally) on Saturday due to an illness, becoming the fourth Capital to be hit with the flu bug. Head coach Todd Reirden called him a “game-time decision.” Forward Andre Burakovsky stepped into his spot into the third-line. Forward T.J. Oshie will play after missing Thursday’s 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes due to an illness.

An eight-year old “reporter for a day” was at the Capitals’ morning skate covering.

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Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke with the media following the morning skate:

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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