Early Line Tinkering At Day 2 Of Washington Capitals Training Camp

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The Washington Capitals split into two groups on the second day of training camp and ran some line rushes, which included moving right-wing Tom Wilson away from captain Alex Ovechkin and center Evgeny Kuznetsov, his usual spot in the past four seasons, and putting Anthony Mantha in that position.

Wilson skated on a line with center prospect Connor McMichael and right-wing Daniel Sprong, who played on the left side. Center Garrett Pilon took Sprong’s spot from last season.

Also of note, defensive prospect Martin Fehervary skated alongside Justin Schultz on the third defensive pairing and Matt Irwin played with Trevor Van Riemsdyk. Michal Kempny skated with Dylan McIlrath.

With center Nicklas Backstrom out week-to-week, center Nic Dowd played in between right-wing T.J. Oshie and center Aliaksei Protas, who played on left-wing. Center Michael Sgarbossa took Dowd’s spot from last season.

By Harrison Brown

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5 Responses to Early Line Tinkering At Day 2 Of Washington Capitals Training Camp

  1. Kit Troyer says:

    Would love to see guys like Fehrvary, McMichael, and Protas make the team this season. We could use the infusion.

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