Ilya Samsonov Misses Capitals’ Practice With Lower-Body Injury


Goaltender Ilya Samsonov missed the Washington Capitals’ practice on Sunday with a lower-body injury after playing Saturday’s entire 3-1 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, where he made 28 saves.

The 24-year-old will be re-evaluated on Monday before the Capitals face the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center (7 PM ET, not televised).

Samsonov, who finished last season with a 13-4-1 record, a .902 save percentage, a 2.69 goals-against average, and two shutouts, also made six saves on eight shots-against in one period of the Capitals’ 5-4 loss to the Devils on Wednesday.

He signed a one-year contract worth $2 million over the offseason.

The Capitals open the regular-season against the New York Rangers on Wednesday, October 13.

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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3 Responses to Ilya Samsonov Misses Capitals’ Practice With Lower-Body Injury

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    Ouch. Never a good sign when a player needs to be evaluated.

  2. Scottlew73 says:

    Humm,wonder who it was that’s said all along that V.V. was goalie that deserved #1 job,because @ least he’s playing hard & thier for his teammates!… Wish I could remember that guy’s name!

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