Kuznetsov Not On The Ice And Remains Day-To-Day; Fehervary Returns To Hershey: News From Capitals’ Practice

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The Washington Capitals held a Wednesday practice ahead of their Thursday tilt at Pepsi Center against the Colorado Avalanche (9:30 P.M. on NBCSN nationally and NBC Sports Washington locally). Here is the latest from Medstar Capitals Iceplex.

Kuznetsov Injury

Center Evgeny Kuznetsov was not on the ice this morning for practice. He missed Tuesday’s practice and remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury after a collision with New York Islanders’ center Leo Komarov in Monday’s 5-3 loss.

Although he will travel with the team, Kuznetsov has been ruled out of the game tomorrow night, according to head coach Todd Reirden. As of now, they have not recalled anyone meaning the Capitals are likely to travel with only 12 healthy forwards and 6 defensemen.

Reirden is hoping Kuznetsov could return on Saturday in Arizona or Monday in Vegas. It seems the injury may be short-term as he is responding to treatment well.

Lines & Pairs

Today’s lineup was the same from Tuesday. Centers Lars Eller bumped up to the second line and Travis Boyd drew onto the third.

Fehervary Returns to the Bears

Hershey Bears defenseman Martin Ferharvary was re-assigned back to the AHL on Tuesday. He was practicing with the Bears at Giant Center this morning.

Post-practice Comments

Essential Links

Metro Misery – A Look At The Capitals’ Performance Against The Metropolitan Division This Season (NoVa Caps)

Why Phil Esposito loves Ovechkin’s passion for goals (NBC Sports Washington)

What’s wrong with the Caps’ defense? (NBC Sports Washington)

‘Worth the price of admission’: Ovechkin made presence felt in NHL debut (NBC Sports)

CBA Talks Continue: Will the NHL Change Its Mind on Olympic Participation? (NoVa Caps)

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4 Responses to Kuznetsov Not On The Ice And Remains Day-To-Day; Fehervary Returns To Hershey: News From Capitals’ Practice

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Too many smiles and “business as usual” conduct! Caps have been EL STINKO for weeks

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      All seasons will have a couple rough patches, Day One. It’s part of the process. No one would watch if they won every game.

      • Day One Caps Fan says:

        Coaches Trotz, Boudreau, Murray & Murray almost always induced their Caps to recover from a rough patch. When Todd Reirden proves that he can do this …. I’ll get with you knock back an ice cold Natty Boh!

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    That’s a good deal, Day One! Im In. (I have my concerns about Reirden as well, thought Trotz has out-coached so far this season).

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