Alex Ovechkin Misses Morning Skate, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Anthony Mantha Skate in Non-Contact Jerseys: Notes From Capitals Monday Morning Skate

Just three more to go. It’s hard to believe but the Washington Capitals 2022-23 season wraps up on Thursday. But before that, the Capitals host the New York Islanders tonight at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for 7PM. Here’s the latest from morning skate:

 Alex Ovechkin (upper-body injury) didn’t participate in Capitals’ morning skate today after missing Saturday’s game against the Panthers. Following practice Peter Laviolette said that Ovechkin was ruled out for tonight.

T.J. Oshie missed morning skate, and was ruled out for the remainder of the season. [MORE HERE]

Trevor van Riemsdyk (lower body) and Anthony Mantha (lower body) both skated in non-contact jerseys.

Nic Dowd also did not skate this a.m. Laviolette said Protas will slot in an center.

Joe Snively was recalled from Hershey on Monday morning. [MORE HERE]


John Carlson is the Capitals’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance, dedication and sportsmanship, as voted by the media. Carlson, of course, returned from a skull fracture and severed temporal artery this season.


Today’s stat of the day revisits the performance of the Capitals defensive pairs since John Carlson returned from injury (seven games). [Click to enlarge].

The Alexeyev-van Riemsdyk pairing continues to be the Capitals most efficient pairing, although the two have not played together over the last two games due to van Riemsdyk’s injury. The Jensen-Sandin pairing also continues to work well as a pairing.


Hendrix Lapierre has been heating up as of late, including scoring his first professional hat trick on Saturday night. Hershey Bears head coach Todd Nelson spoke at length about the Capitals first round draft pick following the Bears victory on Saturday. [MORE HERE]

Alexander Suzdalev
scored twice on Saturday night, helping the Regina Pats beat the Saskatoon Blades 5-3 and forcing a decisive game 7 tonight in Saskatoon. [MORE HERE]

Jake Karabela and the Guelph Storm’s season came to an end on Sunday after losing game 6 to the Sarnia Sting, 4-3 in overtime.


  • 2022-23 Bill Masterton Trophy nominees announced [Daily Faceoff]

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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4 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Misses Morning Skate, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Anthony Mantha Skate in Non-Contact Jerseys: Notes From Capitals Monday Morning Skate

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sit everybody, recall Hershey.

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just place Ovi on IR and make whatever recalls we can with remaining salary cap

  4. dwgie26 says:

    I think OV will play the last game of season which is NJ at home. Jersey off the back stuff assuming he can play. Otherwise, not going to see him tonight or next game.

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