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Photos from Today’s Capitals Practice

After wrapping up a successful homestand, the Capitals practiced at the Kettler Center before heading up to Brooklyn for their game against the New York Islanders. Here are some photos from today’s practice.

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T.J. Oshie Skates at Practice Today

The big news out of the Kettler Center today is that T.J. Oshie skated for about 30 minutes by himself today at practice. This was his first time back on the ice since suffering an upper body injury after being … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz Doesn’t Think Shattenkirk is a Top Line Defenseman

With the New York Rangers in town to face off against the Washington Capitals tonight, there’s been a lot of talk about Kevin Shattenkirk and his role with the Caps down the stretch last season. When the Capitals traded for … Continue reading

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Photos and Video of Today’s Morning Skate

As the Capitals prepare to play the New York Rangers tonight, several players made their way to the Kettler Center for an optional morning skate. None of the big name stars were there besides Braden Holtby, but there was still … Continue reading

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Travis Boyd Re-Assigned to Hershey

The Capitals announced this morning that they’ve re-assigned forward Travis Boyd to Hershey. Boyd performed solidly while in DC, making his NHL debut on Monday against the San Jose Sharks and playing again on Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks. Boyd … Continue reading

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Ovechkin and Kuznetsov Want Russians to Participate in Olympics

At practice today, both Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov responded to the news that Russia had been banned from the PyecongChang Olympics by saying they believed Russian athletes should compete in the games under a neutral flag. This comes after … Continue reading

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Brenden Dillon Facing Hearing With Player Safety Committee

While the most controversial hit during Washington’s 4-1 victory over San Jose last night was the one Joe Thornton laid on T.J. Oshie, Thornton isn’t the one facing a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety.  That honor lays … Continue reading

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Will Hockey Be Impacted By Russia’s Ban from Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee announced today that Russia will be banned from the upcoming winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang, South Korea as a result of the doping scandal surrounding the country. Individual athletes who have a proven record of being … Continue reading

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Report from Capitals Practice

The big news out of today’s practice for the Washington Capitals is that T.J. Oshie didn’t participate and the team announced that he’s “day to day with an upper body injury.” He’s also doubtful for tomorrow’s game against the Blackhawks. … Continue reading

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