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Leason On Capitals Calling Him Up After Wilson Injury: “I Am Very Excited And Very Fortunate To Get This Chance And Trying To Make The Most Of It”

After getting recalled from the AHL’s Hershey Bears with right-wing Tom Wilson out day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Brett Leason took line rushes during the Washington Capitals’ morning skate on Thursday. Leason then met with the media following the team’s … Continue reading

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Vanecek To Start vs. Islanders, Sprong To Draw In For Capitals With Eller Out

With center Lars Eller out with COVID-19, Washington Capitals right-wing Daniel Sprong will draw in and center Connor McMichael will shift to center for Tuesday night’s game against the New York Islanders at Capital One Arena (7 PM ET, NBC … Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov on Capitals’ Power-Play Stuggles: “Sometimes We Just Did Not Execute Well, So It’s On Us…We Have To Play Better For Sure”

On Wednesday, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov spoke to the media following morning skate ahead of tonight’s tilt against the San Jose Sharks at Capital One Arena (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). He discussed the team’s inabilities to generate … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin on Oldest Son Sergei: “He Loves Hockey…It’s 24/7. Obviously, It’s Fun To Watch How He Likes It”

On Saturday, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin spoke to the media following morning skate ahead of their tilt against the Ottawa Senators at Capital One Arena (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). He discussed how he feels heading into the … Continue reading

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Jonsson-Fjallby To Draw In For Sprong vs. Bruins; Vanecek To Start For Capitals

After left-wing Axel Jonsson-Fjallby was recalled from the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Wednesday, it appears that the 23-year-old will draw into the Washington Capitals’ lineup against the Boston Bruins on Thursday at TD Garden (7 PM ET, ESPN+/Hulu) in favor … Continue reading

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Connor McMichael on Capitals’ Current Slump: “We Know What We Have To Do To Take Care Of It And We’re Going To Look To Do That Tonight”

On Tuesday, Washington Capitals center Connor McMichael spoke to the media following morning skate ahead of their tilt against the Winnipeg Jets at Capital One Arena (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington, ESPN+). He discussed the Capitals’ current slump and … Continue reading

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Backstrom, Oshie Participate In Capitals’ Line Rushes; Irwin To Draw In For Orlov vs. Bruins

After center Nicklas Backstrom and right-wing T.J. Oshie both missed the past three games due to non-COVID-19 related illnesses, each participated in line rushes during the Washington Capitals’ morning skate on Monday prior to their game vs. the Boston Bruins … Continue reading

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Fehervary Returns To Capitals’ Practice; McMichael Absent; Samsonov, Orlov Leave Early With Injuries

Defenseman Martin Fehervary, who was placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list on December 24, returned to the Washington Capitals‘ practice on Tuesday. With the 21-year-old out of protocol, no Capitals players are currently out due to reasons related to … Continue reading

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From Alabama to Arlington: Capitals Fans Travel From Nic Dowd’s Home State to Watch Practice

Photo: @Capitals Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd is the third player from Alabama to play in the NHL. Some young fans and youth hockey players made a trip from his home state to watch the team in action during morning … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Snively Likely To Make NHL Debut vs. Kings; Hathaway, Wilson Skate But Don’t Take Line Rushes

After getting recalled by the Washington Capitals in response to right-wing T.J. Oshie getting placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Sunday, left-wing Joe Snively took line rushes at the team’s morning skate and will likely make his NHL debut … Continue reading

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