Tag Archives: Injuries

“He Made A Decision…He Was Going to Exit and That’s the Way He Was Going Out”: Have We Seen the Last Hurrah of Nicklas Backstrom?

Chris Tanouye/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images As things are turning in the right direction for the Washington Capitals, winning their last four games, things seem to be going downwards for star Center Nicklas Backstrom. On Tuesday, Capitals President of Hockey Operations and … Continue reading

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“…We Want A Chance to Win and We Will Do Everything For That”: Now Pain-Free and Hungry For Another Stanley Cup, Nicklas Backstrom Looks Ahead To A Full Season

Photo: NHL.com In recent seasons, Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom had been plagued by a lingering hip injury and declining production. However, Backstrom has no doubt that he can return to the high level of production he had shown in … Continue reading

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Connor Brown: “I’m Just Making Sure I’m Personally As Prepared As Possible and Let the Chips Fall Where They May”

The Washington Capitals’ 2022-23 season ended with the team reflecting on their first summer out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2014, an injury-ravaged campaign, and a bevy of changes in the offing for the club in addition to the … Continue reading

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“It’s A Different Kind of Wear On The Body And Mind”: John Carlson Details Journey Back From Serious Injury

Screenshot: Washington Capitals The night on which Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin became the NHL’s second all-time leading goal scorer was also one in which the team lost top defenseman John Carlson after the former first-round pick was struck in … Continue reading

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Washington GM MacLellan: Jensen’s Injury “More Positive Than We Originally Thought,” Carlson To Be Re-evaluated At End Of March

Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan met with the media after the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline to discuss numerous topics, including a couple of critical injury updates.

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“I Haven’t Been This Nervous Before A Game I’ll Be Honest About That”: Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson Share The Range of Emotions Felt in Return to the Lineup

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images The long-awaited return of Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson to the Washington Capitals’ lineup was celebrated by the Capital One Arena crowd upon the two stars taking the ice for warmups ahead of their eventual … Continue reading

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Hagelin Skates Before Capitals Practice For First Time Since Eye, Hip Surgeries, Return “Still In Distant Future”

Left-wing Carl Hagelin skated prior to the Washington Capitals’ practice on Wednesday for the first time since undergoing two surgeries on his eye, the first of which occurred on March 3. The 34-year-old also had a procedure done on his … Continue reading

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Capitals’ John Carlson To Be Taken to Hospital For “Precautionary Evaluation” After Slapshot to the Head

Screencap: TSN Per Mike Vogel, Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson is being taken to a local hospital for a “precautionary evaluation” after taking a slapshot to the head during Friday’s game at Capital One Arena against the Winnipeg Jets.

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John Carlson Hit in the Head By Slapshot, Exits Ice Immediately

Screenshot: TSN Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson was hit in the head by a slapshot in the third period the team’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. He left the ice under his own power after lying on the ice for … Continue reading

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T.J. Oshie Leaves Game Against Maple Leafs With Injury

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie left Saturday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second period with an injury. The 35-year old forward has already missed a chunk of the 2022-23 season due … Continue reading

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