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Wilson, Backstrom’s Season Debuts Shake Up Capitals’ Lines vs. Columbus

Center Nicklas Backstrom (who missed the first 42 games of the season due to a hip injury that required surgery) and right-wing Tom Wilson (torn ACL) are making their season debuts for the Washington Capitals vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets … Continue reading

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Every Player In Capitals’ First Practice Group Will Play On Weekend Road Trip

Center Connor McMichael skated on the Washington Capitals’ fourth-line during practice on Thursday, but head coach Peter Laviolette played down the significance of that, saying he “wouldn’t put too much into” it and the team is trying a lot of … Continue reading

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Brown Starts Training Camp On Capitals’ First Line, Strome On The Wing

The Washington Capitals held their first line rushes of training camp on Friday morning which included right-wing Connor Brown appearing on the top line and center Dylan Strome starting on the left wing below captain Alex Ovechkin. Center Connor McMichael … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nic Dowd Out Day-To-Day With Lower-Body Injury

Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd did not participate at the team’s practice on Sunday due to a lower-body injury after playing 14:08 in Saturday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames.

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Early Line Tinkering At Day 2 Of Washington Capitals Training Camp

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals split into two groups on the second day of training camp and ran some line rushes, which included moving right-wing Tom Wilson away from captain Alex Ovechkin and center Evgeny Kuznetsov, his usual spot in … Continue reading

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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

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Capitals’ Lars Eller Will Play vs. Flyers On Saturday

Photo: TSN Despite not joining the Washington Capitals for their morning skate, center Lars Eller will play against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). The 31-year-old did not play in the Capitals’ 5-3 win at … Continue reading

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Conor Sheary Secures Spot On Capitals’ Third-Line

After waiving nine players and making roster cuts on Monday, the Washington Capitals iced their expected lineup for when the team visits the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) at Tuesday’s practice.

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Carl Hagelin Moved Down To Fourth-Line, Dmitry Orlov Begins Capitals’ Training Camp On Top Pair

Photo: @Capitals On his first day running practice for the Washington Capitals, head coach Peter Laviolette has made some changes to his team’s lineup after they ended last season by going 15-14-3 in their final 32 regular-season games and went … Continue reading

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Sparking A Dying Fuse: How to Put The “Power” Back In The Capitals’ Power Play

As the Capitals teeter on the edge of another customary mid-winter swoon, one of their special teams’ units got a head start. The power play, once a vaunted powerhouse, has been sputtering for better than a month.

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