Capitals Injury Updates

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Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny (torn hamstring) practiced with the team once again on Monday and is getting “closer” to shedding it, per head coach Todd Reirden. He has not played a preseason game and Reirden told the media that the goal for him was to play on opening night, which is nine days away from Monday. He could have been in contact as he skated in his regular spot in the lineup with John Carlson for the first time. Reirden also gave updates on center Lars Eller and defenseman Alexander Alexeyev.

Eller was in “full compete” mode on Monday, Reirden said. Eller, who has not played a preseason game, is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Alexeyev, who is recovering from an upper-body injury/concussion that he suffered in the Capitals’ prospect tournament on September 8, skated with strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish for the first time on Monday.

League News

  • Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed RFA C Brayden Point to a three-year contract that carries a cap hit of $6.75 million
  • Defenseman Eric Gryba announced his retirement from the NHL after seven seasons

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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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