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Ilya Samsonov Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

The Washington Post is reporting that Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov has tested positive for COVID-19. Samantha Pell broke the news early Thursday afternoon.

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin: “I Will Learn From This Experience”

Photo: MCI The Washington Capitals released a statement on behalf of the organization and captain Alex Ovechkin, who was placed on the NHL’s COVID-19-absences list on Wednesday, along with center Evgeny Kuznetsov, defenseman Dmitry Orlov, and goaltender Ilya Samsonov.

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov, Ilya Samsonov All Added To COVID-19 Protocol List

Photo: Instagram According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, center Evgeny Kuznetsov, defenseman Dmitry Orlov, and goaltender Ilya Samsonov were all added to the NHL’s COVID-19-related absences list on Wednesday.

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Brenden Dillon: “Consistency Is First And Foremost Taking Care Of Your Own Game”

Washington Capitals bench boss Peter Laviolette told 106.7 The Fan Monday morning that he has been relatively pleased with the play of the Capitals blueline through the first three games of the season. However, there is still work to be … Continue reading

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Daniel Sprong To Make Capitals’ Debut vs. Penguins, Conor Sheary Scratched Against Former Team; Ilya Samsonov In Net

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette announced that forward Daniel Sprong will get a chance and come into the lineup in favor of forward Conor Sheary against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday (12 PM ET, NBC).

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Vitek Vanecek Announced As Backup To Ilya Samsonov

The Capitals are spending this Monday making final roster moves in advance of the start of their season on Thursday. After re-assigning six and waiving nine players, Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette also finalized his goaltending plan to start the … Continue reading

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Images From Washington Capitals Training Camp -Saturday, January 9

The Washington Capitals were back to work Saturday morning at MedStar Capitals Iceplex following a day off on Friday. The team will hold one more scrimmage Sunday afternoon and then begin to finalize their opening night roster. The season opens … Continue reading

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The Russian Infusion: An Updated Look At The Influx of Young Russian Goaltenders in the NHL

Before the 2019-20 season, it was evident that there was a new wave of young Russian-born goaltenders who would soon be having an impact in the National Hockey League, with many of them expected to soon populate the Metropolitan Division … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov: “This Is An Important Season For Me.”

Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov told the media on Tuesday that “I feel good — much, much better” after missing the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a tweaked nerve, which was in the neck and shoulder area. He has been … Continue reading

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Sights & Sounds from Media Day, First Day of Capitals’ 2020-21 Training Camp

Photos: @Capitals The first day of the Washington Capitals‘ 2020-21 training camp is officially here! Although the start of on-ice sessions does not begin until Monday, January 4, Sunday was limited to medical and testing; however, fans were given a … Continue reading

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