Tag Archives: Injuries

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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With the Capitals up 2-0, Barry Trotz Doesn’t Feel the Need to Rush Nicklas Backstrom into the Lineup

On the morning after the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Capitals coach Barry Trotz spoke to reporters at the team hotel before they board a plane back to DC. 

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Nicklas Backstrom Skates with his Teammates at Sunday’s Morning Skate

When the Washington Capitals took the ice for morning skate Sunday at Amalie Arena prior to Game 2, an important component of their lineup was back on the ice. Nicklas Backstrom has missed the last two playoff games due to … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky and Nicklas Backstrom Both Game-Time Decisions for Game 1

When the Washington Capitals began their line rushes at morning skate, Nicklas Backstrom was once-again marked absent while Andre Burakovsky was present. 

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