Category Archives: Injuries

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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Former Capitals Prospect Connor Hobbs Retires from Professional Hockey

Connor Hobbs, a Washington Capitals draft pick from 2015 and member of the Hershey Bears from 2017-18 through 2019-20, has retired from professional hockey. Hobbs cited injuries and a loss of passion for the game as his reasons for retiring. … Continue reading

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Capitals Announce Michal Kempny Underwent Achilles Tendon Surgery, Will Miss 6-8 Months

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday evening that defenseman Michal Kempny will miss 6-8 months after undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon. That would put him on track to return sometime in between April and June 2021.

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Will Not Return for Game 1 Vs. Islanders After Hit From Anders Lee

Screencap: @TheReplayGuy Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will not return for the remainder of Game 1 of the Capitals’ first-round series against the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Backstrom took a hard hit from Islanders captain Anders … Continue reading

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Capitals’ John Carlson Will Be Game-Time Decision Vs. Flyers; Travis Boyd Draws Into Lineup for Lars Eller

Thursday morning, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call prior to the team’s second round-robin game against the Philadelphia Flyers (4 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington, NBCSN). He said defenseman John Carlson will … Continue reading

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Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin Taken To Toronto Hospital After Falling In Game 2 vs. Blue Jackets

Photo: Yahoo Canada Sports The Toronto Maple Leafs announced after their 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 2 of their qualifying round series that defenseman Jake Muzzin, who left the late in the game on a stretcher … Continue reading

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Capitals’ John Carlson to Miss Monday’s Round-Robin Opener Against Lighting

The Washington Capitals announced on Monday that defenseman John Carlson will not play in the round-robin opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Radko Gudas will draw onto the second pairing with Michal Kempny.

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Capitals’ John Carlson Will Be Game-Time Decision For Round-Robin Opener vs. Lightning

Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told the media before the team’s round-robin opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday (4 PM ET, NBCSN nationally, NBC Sports Washington locally) that defenseman John Carlson will be a game-time decision.

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Capitals Hopeful John Carlson Can Return To Practice On Saturday

Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told the media on Thursday that the hope is that defenseman John Carlson will return to practice on Saturday after he missed Thursday’s practice. The team is scheduled to take Friday off.

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Capitals’ John Carlson Leaves Exhibition Game After Crashing Into Boards

Photo: THN Defenseman John Carlson left the Washington Capitals’ exhibition game against the Carolina Hurricanes after crashing into the boards in the third period with a Hurricanes skater. He missed over half of the period. His legs got tangled in … Continue reading

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