Washington Capitals Training Camp Notebook For Friday: Injury Updates; Preparation For The ‘Canes

After a day off on Thursday, the Capitals returned to training camp activities on Friday at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The Capitals wrap-up their slate of preseason home games on Saturday when they host the Carolina Hurricanes at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for just after 7:00 PM. Here’s the latest from day nine of Capitals training camp.

Training Camp Roster
The Capitals made their first round of roster cuts on Thursday. 20 camp invites were either released or re-assigned within the organization, leaving 40 players remaining on the training camp roster:

Injury Updates
Lars Eller is still day-to-day, and will not play Saturday night against Carolina.

Michal Kempny practiced the full hour, but is still in a non-contact jersey. Reirden said he is still not ready to fully participate.

Preparation For The Hurricanes
Ilya Samsonov will get the entire game tomorrow night, with Pheonix Copley backing him up. Samsonov stopped 12 of 13 shots faced in Wednesday’s game against the Blues.

The Capitals will play a relatively seasoned defense, but a relatively young offensive front in Saturday night’s tilt with the Hurricanes.

The game notes for Saturday’s game against the Hurricanes can be accessed here.

Pre-season stats after two games

The Negotiations Process
Carl Hagelin, Jakub Vrana and Christian Djoos discuss the contract negotiations process from this past summer.

Weekend Schedule
The following is the Capitals practice schedule for this weekend at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.

Saturday, Sept. 21
10 a.m.: Game group morning skate (Capitals Rink)
7 p.m.: Washington vs. Carolina Hurricanes, Capital One Arena
Audio: Caps Radio 24/7, Caps Mobile App
11:30 a.m.: Non-game group scrimmage (Both rinks)
1:50 p.m.: None-game group media availability

Sunday, Sept. 22
Day off


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