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Capitals’ Orlov: “Nobody Believes In Us But We’re Going To Beat ‘Em”

After the first practice prior to the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, defenseman Dmitry Orlov thought that his Washington Capitals “looked good. We got a couple days and everyone’s just trying to recover. It’s not going to be easy and we … Continue reading

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“Guys Are Just Happy To See Their Teammates Out There”: Head Coach Peter Laviolette Talks Having A Full Lineup on the Ice, The Importance of An Extended Break, and Former Caps Goalie Craig Anderson

The Washington Capitals returned to practice with their full lineup on the ice for the first time this season, preparing for their Thursday night tilt against the New York Rangers. Head Coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media following the … Continue reading

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Vanecek Skates Prior To Capitals’ Practice On Saturday

Goaltender Vitek Vanecek, who has missed three straight games after leaving the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 1 with an upper-body injury, skated on his own prior to the team’s practice on Saturday but … Continue reading

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Jensen Participates In Capitals’ Optional Practice On Thursday

Defenseman Nick Jensen, who is labeled as week-to-week with a lower-body injury, participated in the Washington Capitals’ optional practice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Thursday. The 31-year-old has missed the past three games and is eligible to return against the … Continue reading

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Samsonov Returns To Capitals’ Practice; Hathaway Skates On Top Line

After leaving the end of the Washington Capitals’ practice on Tuesday in some discomfort, goaltender Ilya Samsonov returned to the team for Wednesday’s practice.

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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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Capitals’ Sprong, Vanecek, Schultz, Jensen, Cholowski Activated Off Of COVID-19 Protocol

According to Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette, right-wing Daniel Sprong, defenseman Nick Jensen, goaltender Vitek Vanecek, defenseman Justin Schultz, and defenseman Dennis Cholowski were all activated off of the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol and some of them will be available for … Continue reading

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Alexeyev Takes Line Rushes With Capitals During Tuesday’s Practice

After the Washington Capitals made numerous roster moves on Monday in reaction to six players getting placed on COVID-19 protocol, defenseman Alexander Alexeyev participated in line rushes during Tuesday’s practice, hinting that he could make his NHL debut against the … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson Stays In No-Contact Jersey At Capitals’ Practice On Thursday

Washington Capitals right-wing Tom Wilson, who has missed the past two games with an upper-body injury after crashing into goaltender Tristan Jarry in the second period of the team’s 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, was still in … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Continues Progress Towards Return, Tom Wilson Still Out With Upper-Body Injury

Center Nicklas Backstrom took another step forward in his recovery from a hip injury that has kept him out for the Washington Capitals’ first 28 games of the season, as he joined line rushes once again in between left-wing Conor … Continue reading

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