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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom’s Hip Recovery Process “Still At The Beginning”

Head coach Peter Laviolette told the media on Monday that Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who was placed on long-term injured reserve prior to the start of the season, has skated but remains at the “beginning” of the recovery from … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Leaves Capitals’ Preseason Finale With Apparent Knee Injury

Photo: @Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin left the Washington Capitals’ final preseason game with an apparent knee injury midway through the first period after hitting Philadelphia Flyers’ right-wing Travis Konecny, falling down after, and shaking off his left knee. The team … Continue reading

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Rangers’ Ryan Reaves Leaves Preseason Game vs. Devils After Getting Slewfooted By P.K. Subban

Photo: NHL New York Rangers right-wing Ryan Reaves left the team’s preseason game against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday after getting slewfooted by defenseman P.K. Subban.

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Ilya Samsonov Has “A Couple Extra Days For Recovery” From His Lower-Body Injury After Taking the Ice for the First Time Since Saturday

After the re-acquisition of goaltender Vitek Vanecek during the offseason, the Washington Capitals look to head into the 2021-22 regular season with both Vanecek and fellow young netminder and former first-round pick Ilya Samsonov in net. During the Capitals’ 3-1 … Continue reading

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Martin Fehervary Leaves Capitals’ Preseason Game vs. Devils With Upper-Body Injury

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals announced on Monday that defenseman Martin Fehervary will not return to their preseason game against the New Jersey Devils due to an upper-body injury.

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Ilya Samsonov Misses Capitals’ Practice With Lower-Body Injury

Photo: NHL.com Goaltender Ilya Samsonov missed the Washington Capitals’ practice on Sunday with a lower-body injury after playing Saturday’s entire 3-1 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, where he made 28 saves.

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Says There’s “No Timetable” On Return To Ice

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who has yet to participate in training camp, told the media on Saturday that there is “no timetable” on when he will be able to return from a hip injury he sustained late last season.

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Former Capital, Red Wings’ Jakub Vrana Out At Least Four Months After Undergoing Shoulder Surgery

Photo: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill announced on Thursday that left-wing Jakub Vrana will undergo surgery on his shoulder and will miss at least four months.

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Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin Out At Least Two Months After Offseason Knee Surgery

Photo: NHL.com Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall announced on Thursday, the first day of training camp for the 2021-22 NHL season, that center Evgeni Malkin will miss at least the first two months of it after undergoing knee surgery over … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Pending UFA Alex Ovechkin: “I’m Confident. We Still Have Time. Obviously, I Want To Finish My Career Here. I’m Pretty Sure We’ll Do Something Soon.”

Pending UFA Alex Ovechkin told reporters during the Washington Capitals exit interviews on Tuesday that “I’m confident. I want to finish my career here. As soon as we’ll do something, you’ll find out.” The 35-year-old can hit the open market … Continue reading

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