Category Archives: Injuries

Alex Ovechkin Leaves Game Against Rangers After Just One Shift, Will Not Return

With Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie out of the Washington Capitals’ lineup against the New York Rangers, the return of Captain Alex Ovechkin and Alternate captain John Carlson were welcome bits of news for Head Coach Peter Laviolette’s team. However, … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Exits Game Against New York Islanders After Collision With T.J. Oshie, (UPDATE: Returns With Three Minutes Left In Period)

Having played strongly since returning from the COVID-19 protocol list, Washington Capitals second-year goaltender Ilya Samsonov looked to continue his strong play against the New York Islanders on April 1. That start, however, was cut short, after Samsonov left the … Continue reading

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Lars Eller Leaves Capitals’ Game Against Flyers With Lower-Body Injury

After missing the Washington Capitals’ last game against the Philadelphia Flyers due to a family matter, Center Lars Eller was back in the lineup for the teams’ Thursday night tilt. The welcome return of the versatile forward was short-lived, however, … Continue reading

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Kuznetsov (Upper-Body) Will Not Play Sunday Against Devils; Laviolette Going With Same Lineup from Saturday

On Sunday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media prior to Sunday’s clash with the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center (3 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). He announced center Evgeny Kuznetsov will not draw into the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Bob Sirois

Photo: Chantal Poirier/Journal de Montreal Over the the course of their 47-year history, the Washington Capitals have had a number of different players don the sweater number, “25”, including names such as Doug Jarvis, Viktor Kozlov, Jason Chimera, and Devante … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Tom Wilson: “The Points Are More Important Now Than Ever”

On Monday, Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson spoke to the media on a Zoom call following an optional practice ahead of Tuesday’s game against the New York Islanders. He discussed the recovery from the lower-body injury he sustained in the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Tom Wilson Leaves Third Period Against Sabres With Lower-Body Injury; Will Be Re-evaluated Saturday

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson left during the third period of Friday’s home opener against the Buffalo Sabres with an apparent lower-body injury. According to the team, he will not return for the remainder of the game and will be … Continue reading

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Decimated Front-Runners – Serious Injuries for NHL Contenders to Start the 2020-21 Season

NHL The long-delayed 2020-21 NHL season will start off with several of the top teams missing important players. Nova Caps looks at the significant injuries affecting each of those teams. Only injuries expected to impact a player’s ability to start … Continue reading

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Former Caps Goalie Michal Neuvirth Ends Season with Sparta Praha For Health Reasons

Hockey fans had just learned that Capitals goaltender Henrik Lundqvist would be unable to play in the 2020-21 season due to health reasons. Now a former Capitals goalie, Michal Neuvirth, has also announced he will be unable to play this … Continue reading

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Will Michal Kempny Be A Lock In The Capitals’ Top-Six When He Returns ?

After the Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Brenden Dillon to a four-year contract before he could have hit the unrestricted free agent market, the team has four left-handed defensemen on one-way contracts: Dillon, Dmitry Orlov, Jonas Siegenthaler, and Michal Kempny. In … Continue reading

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