The Washington Capitals were on ice Wednesday morning as they prepared for Thursday night's huge clash with Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
Mike Green was put through his paces by head strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish on the ice for about 30 minutes before the rest of his teammates took the ice for practice. Despite the fact that he has now skated for four consecutive days, there is no timetable for his return to the lineup, even though he is "feeling better." Sigh.
As for the actual practice, the lines remained the same as they were for Tuesday night's loss to the Blues: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Brouwer, Semin-Johansson-Eakin, Ward-Laich-Chimera, and Hendricks-Halpern-Knuble, with Mathieu Perreault taking rushes with the fourth line. Why Mike Knuble continues to be banished to the fourth line on a regular basis despite his excellent play, even with a new coach, makes no sense to me. Ho-hum. On to the next one.
That's all for now. Check back later.
Information from Adam Vingan was used in this post.