Evgeny Kuznetsov And Trevor van Riemsdyk Skate: Notes From Capitals Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals will conclude their five-game homestand on Wednesday when they take on the Florida Panthers at Capital One Arena. Here is what you need to know ahead of tonight’s matchup. 

Nic Dowd (upper-body) and Joel Edmundson (hand) were on the ice ahead of the morning skate in non-contact jerseys.

Trevor van Riemsdyk was also on the ice ahead of the morning skate after sustaining a lower body injury against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He is listed as day-to-day.

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Evgeny Kuznetsov skated after missing the last two practices due to an illness. Capitals head coach Spencer Carbery said that Kuznetsov is TBD for Wednesday’s contest. If Kuznetsov can’t suit up, Mike Sgarbossa will make his season debut. He was recalled from the Hershey Bears this morning.

Darcy Kuemper will get the start in goal after Charlie Lindgren got the start against Columbus. Kuemper’s last appearance was against the New York Islanders. He gave up three goals on six shots.

Tom Wilson enters tonight’s contest with three goals in his last four games. Wilson, who has recorded five points (3g, 2a) in his last six games and six points (3g, 3a) in 10 games overall, leads the Capitals in individual scoring chances at five-on-five (24) this season (per Natural Stat Trick). Wilson scored the game-opening goal in the Capitals’ most recent game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets on Nov. 4, helping lead Washington to a 2-1 win. This season, the Capitals are 3-0-0 when Wilson scores a goal and 4-2-0 when he records a point. In addition, Wilson leads the Capitals and ranks tied for 12 in the NHL in hits with 32. Among skaters with 10 or fewer games played, Wilson ranks first in hits.

Puck drop against the Panthers is slated for 7:30 p.m. 

By Jacob Cheris

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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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9 Responses to Evgeny Kuznetsov And Trevor van Riemsdyk Skate: Notes From Capitals Morning Skate

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sgarbossa may not have the talent of Kuzy however I think that he has more drive and will and want to than Kuzy. Let him play a few games in his place and see if that doesn’t motivate Kuzy.

  2. novafyre says:

    Game is on TNT.

    I would rather see Chuck in net than Darcy.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We are close to getting everyone back.

  4. Dave says:

    Good to see TVR is just day-to-day. I was expecting much worse.

    Does this mean Sandin is good to go?

  5. Prevent Defense says:

    OK Boo-birds, I’m with you on this one:

    Why in the blue-blazes is Chump-star Swiss Cheese Kuemper in goal tonight, after his miserable performance to date, and Sideburns’ sizzling-hot performance last game?

    Not happy AT ALL with Baldy’s decision. Boy has HE got a lot to learn.
    Let’s Go Boo-Birds!

    • novafyre says:

      n. the derivation of pleasure from experiencing pain and humiliation.

      Same reason they wear those awful blue uniforms with the snowy shoulders. Impossible to Rock the Red when they wear those.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Jeez Mantha finally finds his game and this happens…wow

  7. Prevent Defense says:

    OK Boo Birds! I’m one of you tonight

    35 Swiss Cheese Kuemper on waivers … Just like Campbell in EDM

    Disallowed goal. Have the Caps EVER gotten one their way? God I hate that rule

    Anthony Mantha Caps’ best forward tonight. Hope he heals up

    And on “passengers” and “ghost players” …. When will the Caps admit that 45 Phillips is an AHL mainstay — at best? He eats up a roster spot that no less than SEVEN Hershey Bears would be an improvement.

    I promised my wife I wouldn’t swear so much at Caps’ games. Fat Chance!!

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