Tag Archives: Injuries

John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin Participate At Capitals’ Morning Skate, Uncertain For Saturday’s Game vs. Penguins

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media that “we’ve got decisions to make” when asked about the status of captain Alex Ovechkin, who has missed the past three games with a lower-body injury, and defenseman John Carlson, who … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Philippe Maillet To Make NHL Debut vs. Flyers, Lars Eller Returns; T.J. Oshie, Jakub Vrana Out For Capitals

Forwards Jakub Vrana, who was placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list on Saturday night, and T.J. Oshie, who missed practice on Saturday due to maintenance (upper-body injury), are unavailable for the Washington Capitals against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Update On Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov, Ilya Samsonov

Photo: NHL.com Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette did not have an update on captain Alex Ovechkin, center Evgeny Kuznetsov, defenseman Dmitry Orlov, and goaltender Ilya Samsonov after all four entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on January 21. Laviolette ruled … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Injuries, News, NHL, Teams | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Washington Capitals First Round Picks Derailed by Injuries

The Washington Capitals have acquired many key players in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. However, several of those drafted players were unable to live up to expectations, with injuries being a significant factor. In this piece we … Continue reading

Posted in News, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ilya Kovalchuk Starts On Third-Line; Richard Panik Demoted; Braden Holtby Starts: Jets at Capitals Pregame Notebook

Photo: @Capitals Forward Ilya Kovalchuck, who was acquired in a trade that sent a 2020 third-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night, will make his Washington Capitals‘ debut against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday (7 PM ET, NBC … Continue reading

Posted in Games, Lineups, Morning Skate, News, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

42-Year-Old David Ayres Dresses As Hurricanes’ Emergency Backup vs. Maple Leafs

After goaltender James Reimer suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of the Carolina Hurricanes’ game against the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night, and backup Petr Mrazek got banged-up when he skated out to play the puck a little past … Continue reading

Posted in Games, Goaltending, Injuries, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Capitals Make No Changes To Top-Six; Ilya Samsonov Returns To Practice: Wednesday’s Practice Notebook

Goaltender Ilya Samsonov returned to practice and was a full participant at the Washington Capitals‘ practice on Wednesday after leaving Tuesday’s morning skate with an apparent upper-body injury. The team reassigned Vitek Vanecek to the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Wednesday, … Continue reading

Posted in Injuries, Lineups, News, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fehervary Steps In For Siegenthaler, Samsonov Injured & Vanecek Will Be Recalled; Holtby To Start: News From Capitals’ Morning Skate

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals held morning skate ahead of Tuesday’s clash against the Los Angeles Kings (7 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Washington). Here is the latest from Medstar Capitals Iceplex.

Posted in Injuries, Lineups, Morning Skate, News, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Nic Dowd Returns, Christian Djoos Remains Out, Samsonov Will Start In Goal On Friday

Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd returned to the ice with his teammates for practice on Thursday after his wife gave birth to a baby boy, Louie, on Tuesday night. He missed the team’s 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders … Continue reading

Posted in Morning Skate, News, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments