The Washington Capitals were on ice Monday afternoon at 2 PM as they returned from the All-Star break with a practice in preparation for Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning. Some updates from Arlington:
Dennis Wideman was the only healthy Capital who took the day off, getting some time to rest following his participation in All-Star weekend.
The lines were as follows: (Ovechkin) Johansson-Perreault-Semin, Hendricks-Laich-Brouwer, Chimera-Halpern-Knuble, and Beagle-Eakin-Rechlicz-Ward. Related: if the recall of Joel Rechlicz leads to Joel Ward being healthy scratched, I give up.
Nicklas Backstrom again did not skate with his teammates, and did not work out on ice at all during the All-Star break. The clock is ticking on George McPhee making a move for a center, and the wait is becoming excruciating. Time to make the move now.
That's all for now.