Category Archives: Injuries

Andre Burakovsky will Meet with CCM This Summer to Seek Better Hockey Gloves

Hand injuries have been all too common for Andre Burakovsky. In the past he’s talked about seeing a sports psychologist over the summer. Another thing on his summer to-do list will be a meeting with hockey equipment manufacturer CCM. 

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Evgeny Kuznetsov is Fine from Upper-Body Injury from Game 2 of Stanley Cup Finals, Won’t Need Surgery

There was a scare among the Washington Capitals and their fans in the beginning of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals when Evgeny Kuznetsov left the ice after a hit along the boards from Brayden McNabb. Kuznetsov suffered an … Continue reading

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“It Kind of Fell Off” – Brooks Orpik Talks About Finger Injury from Eric Haula’s Slash in Game 2

When it was Brooks Orpik‘s turn in the media scrum for his exit interview, he talked about the slash he took from Eric Haula in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. It was a slash that resulted in 15 … Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov Participated in Friday’s Capitals Optional Practice

There was a scare in the beginning of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals with Evgeny Kuznetsov leaving the game early after he was hit along the boards at center ice by Brayden McNabb. With the Capitals back on … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz Says Evgeny Kuznetsov is “Day-to-Day”, Brooks Orpik is “Fine”

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images As the Washington Capitals traveled home from Las Vegas off the heels of a 3-2 Game 2 win, one question on everybody’s mind was the status of center Evgeny Kuznetsov. Kuznetsov left Wednesday night’s game in … Continue reading

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No Update on Evgeny Kuznetsov, Per Barry Trotz

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Washington Capitals top-line center Evgeny Kuznetsov left Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals after a hit by Brayden McNabb in the first period. The play happened when Kuznetsov came up the ice with the puck. … Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov Leaves the Ice After Hit by Brayden McNabb in the First Period

Photo: Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images At 14:37 of the opening period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights, a scare happened to Capitals top-line center Evgeny Kuznetsov.

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Nicklas Backstrom Practices with Top Power Play Unit at Thursday’s Morning Skate

As the Washington Capitals prepared for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, one big storyline both reporters and fans kept their eyes on was Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom has missed the last four games with a right hand, upper-body injury … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Participates in Capitals Optional Practice Wednesday, “When Nicky is Ready To Go, He’s Ready To Go”- Trotz

Nicklas Backstrom has missed the last four games due to an upper-body right hand injury but has continued to make progress for a potential return. With the Washington Capitals dropping Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals series with the … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Continues to Take Steps Forward

For the second morning skate in a row, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom participated in the session. Backstrom has been out since the end of Game 5 of the second round series agains the Penguins as he continues recovery from … Continue reading

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