Tuesday’s Capitals Practice Notebook: Starting Goalie Against Maple Leafs Has Yet To Be Decided

Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny will not play against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night (7 PM, NBC Sports Washington), according to head coach Todd Reirden, but he said that he’s hopeful that Kempny will play when the Capitals host the New York Rangers on Friday. There has been no setback but the Capitals just want to be cautious with him. Kempny has not played since March 20 and underwent hamstring surgery on April 2.

Defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler, who has missed practice the past few days, said that he’s fine. Reirden said that he cleared concussion protocol after getting pulled from Monday’s 6-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Reirden told the media that tomorrow’s starting goalie has yet to be determined after Braden Holtby allowed three goals on three shots and was pulled in the first period against the Avalanche.

Center Nic Dowd drew out of the practice lineup on Tuesday. The Capitals made other lineup changes.

Capitals Lines vs. Maple Leafs

NHL News

  • The St. Louis Blues made their visit to the White House today. (More here).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers signed UFA F Chris Stewart to a one-year, $750,000 contract.


  • Alex Ovechkin recorded a goal and an assist against the Colorado Avalanche last night, his fourth-straight game with a point (4g, 2a) and his second multi-point game of the season (also, Oct. 10 at Nashville, 2g).
  • It also marked Ovechkin’s 345th career multi-point game – the second-most in the NHL since Ovechkin’s rookie season in 2005-06 (Sidney Crosby: 367).
  • With 663 career goals, Ovechkin is now six goals shy of passing Luc Robitaille (668) for the seventh-most goals in NHL history.

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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