Tag Archives: Training Camp

Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden on Ilya Samsonov’s Injury & Absence in Toronto: “It Is Disappointing For The Player…It Is Disappointing For Us”

On Saturday afternoon, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call following practice on the eleventh day of training camp. He discussed the absence of goaltender Ilya Samsonov and the ongoing discussions regarding who … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Lars Eller on Braden Holtby: “We’re Going To Need Him To Be One Of Our Best Players”

On Saturday afternoon, Washington Capitals center Lars Eller spoke to the media on a Zoom call following practice on the eleventh day of training camp. He discussed playing with linemates, Carl Hagelin and Ilya Kovalchuk, and his biggest difference playing … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom: “It’s A Work In Progress… But You Want To Put Yourself In A Good Spot.”

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom told reporters on Saturday regarding goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who will miss the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs due to an undisclosed injury, that “he’s had a terrific year but it is what it is. We have … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin: “We Miss Playing Hockey”

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin told the media after the team’s final practice before they leave for Toronto for the final week of training camp on Sunday that “mentally, everyone’s ready.” The team is excited to go to Toronto for the … Continue reading

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Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford Confirms Positive COVID-19 Test

Photo: NBCS Chicago Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford confirmed that he missed the first two weeks of the team’s training camp due to a positive COVID-19 test. He quarantined in Chicago but joined his team for the first time on … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov Sustained An Injury, Will Not Travel to Toronto, Expected To Be Ready For 2020-21 Season

Photo: @Capitals According to the Washington Capitals, goaltender Ilya Samsonov sustained an injury prior to the training camp and will not travel with the team to Toronto for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday. He will remain in the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden on Friday’s Scrimmage: “It Was A Real Growth Moment For Our Team”

On Friday evening, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call following the third intra-squad scrimmage on the tenth day of training camp. He discussed how the organization will narrow down a 34-man camp … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Black Ace Daniel Sprong: “I’m Just Trying To Take It Day-By-Day”

Photo: Orange County Register Washington Capitals forward prospect and black ace Daniel Sprong told the media after the prospects’ 2-1 win over the veterans in Friday’s scrimmage that training camp has “been fun, like any other camp in the past.” … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Braden Holtby Thinks Friday’s Scrimmage Was “A Little Bit Better” Than Previous Ones

Goaltender Braden Holtby thought the Washington Capitals‘ scrimmage on Friday was “a little bit better” than the previous two. The 30-year-old guided the prospects to a 2-1 victory over the veterans. The team will travel to Toronto, the Eastern Conference … Continue reading

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Capitals’ T.J. Oshie On Brenden Dillon And Ilya Kovalchuk: “I Never Liked Playing Against Either Of Them.”

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie told the media that he has “not too many thoughts” on playing during the COVID-19 pandemic and always had excitement for the game if hockey. He wants to bring fun to the fans who finally … Continue reading

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