Category Archives: Injuries

Ilya Samsonov Has “A Couple Extra Days For Recovery” From His Lower-Body Injury After Taking the Ice for the First Time Since Saturday

After the re-acquisition of goaltender Vitek Vanecek during the offseason, the Washington Capitals look to head into the 2021-22 regular season with both Vanecek and fellow young netminder and former first-round pick Ilya Samsonov in net. During the Capitals’ 3-1 … Continue reading

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Lars Eller Leaves Game 2 Against Boston Bruins, “Doubtful” To Return

Patrick McDermott/NHLI Via Getty Images With Center Evgeny Kuznetsov already out of the Washington Capitals’ lineup for Game 2 of their first round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, and Right Wing T.J. Oshie taking on centering duties as a … Continue reading

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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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