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Capitals Insider: October 22, 2006 - October 28, 2006

Kono Weighing His Options

Steve Konowalchuk stopped by Denver's Pepsi Center to watch his first NHL club host his last one Wednesday, four weeks after the Colorado Avalanche winger was forced to retire suddenly due to health concerns. I caught up with Kono, a fan favorite when he played in Washington, between periods of...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 26, 2006; 8:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Ovechkin Is "100-percent"

A day after being struck on the right leg by a slap shot off the stick of one of his teammates, Alex Ovechkin showed no ill effects today in practice. So relax, okay? He'll definitely be in the lineup Friday night against the Canucks. "He's fine, 100 percent," Coach Glen...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 26, 2006; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Shorter Shifts in the Mile High City?

Capitals defenseman Jamie Heward said Denver's thin air is a concern for tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche. "Whether you want to believe it, or you don't want to believe it, you could feel it in the pregame skate," the veteran said this afternoon at Pepsi Center. "The biggest thing...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 25, 2006; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Klepis Movin' On Up

Coach Glen Hanlon made an interesting lineup change today, promoting prospect Jakub Klepis to the second line, where he skated between Alexander Semin and Richard Zednik. Klepis was moved there on an experimental basis in the third period of Saturday's game, and apparently played well enough to warrant a longer...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 23, 2006; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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