Joel Edmundson Misses Practice With “Upper-Body Injury”, Trevor van Riemsdyk Practices

Washington Capitals defenseman Joel Edmundson sustained an upper-body injury during Sunday’s intrasquad scrimmage, forcing him to miss the third day of training camp. He is meeting with the medical staff today to determine the severity of the injury. 

Edmundson did not play in Washington’s preseason opener against the Buffalo Sabres, and participated in a scrimmage at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. He has had a history of low-back issues and sustained an upper-body in January with the Montreal Canadiens that forced him to miss 11 games. 

The good news is that Trevor van Riemsdyk was on the ice on Tuesday morning after he left Washington’s preseason opener with an injury after blocking a shot. Van Riemsdyk has a small cut and some swelling on his forearm where he took the puck on Sunday. Caught him right between his glove and his forearm pad, but no lasting damage

Lines at practice:

The Capitals resume preseason action on Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings at Capital One Arena. 

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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16 Responses to Joel Edmundson Misses Practice With “Upper-Body Injury”, Trevor van Riemsdyk Practices

  1. Prevent Defense says:

    The War Of Attrition NHL is on! Yesterday’s headlines for all teams were First Cuts and first injuries. I hope both TvR and Edmuncrunch are both back in business in time for Season Opener against Cindy Crosby and his flightless waterfowl

    • Anonymous says:

      LMAO@ “flightless waterfowl”. Like that. I wonder how many wish that the Caps had not won what they did to get the 14 pick in 2005 and take Sasha Pokulok but instead have lost enough to draft Sidney. What a difference that draft would have made as we would have had multiple Cups. That draft was a complete bust for the Caps as not 1 player selected played even 1 game in the NHL.

  2. Anonymous says:

    when can we expect an answer as to the severity of Edmundson’s injury??

  3. franky619 says:

    Edmundson got hurt, really! Wow who could have guessed? What a joke.

    • Anonymous says:

      Did not like the trade then and like it even less now. Giving up not 1 but 2 picks when this team needs every pick they can get their grubby hands on was asinine and just one example of why this team needs a new GM.

      • Anonymous says:

        This was like a lesser tier of the Erat trade. We probably could have just claimed him off waivers around this time if GMBM did not need to give the appearance that he did “something”.

        • DWGie26 says:

          Well part of this is that half of his salary was retained hence two picks. We couldn’t have afforded him on waivers. And this isn’t even close to Erat trade with a third and 7th versus a first round guy who already showed potential.

        • Anonymous says:

          Yeah it was a lesser tier trade but one that was not needed as we needed the picks more than a player on the downside of his career. There are several young players who should be getting playing time rather than this guy. Time for the great BM to move on down the pipe!!

  4. andrew777dc says:

    So the injury bug’s not going away, huh? No magic ON/OFF switch for that, it seems

  5. Anonymous says:

    Okay I’m ready Alexeyev in the locker room with a hockey stick!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Man he beat Oshie to injury… this dude has moxy!

    Oddly enough this injury strengthens the Caps D…I’ll allow it

  7. Anonymous says:

    so aside from rampant sarcasm, is there an answer as to the severity of his injury??

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