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Capitals Insider: January 14, 2007 - January 20, 2007

Practice Update

Alexander Semin, Donald Brashear and Brian Pothier did not skate today because of various, but minor, ailments. Semin is going to play tomorrow, Brashear and Pothier and probable. There was some positive news regarding Mike Green, who missed Thursday's game with an injured foot. The rookie skated on his own...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 19, 2007; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Green Update

After an overnight delay in Cincinnati (don't ask) I finally arrived in snowy Raleigh, just in time for today's morning skate. The first player I sought out was injured defenseman Mike Green, who is still on crutches but is cautiously optimistic that his left foot isn't as bad as first...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 18, 2007; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Green out Indefinitely

The Caps received more bad news regarding one of their defensemen. Rookie Mike Green, injured last night when he blocked a slap shot with his foot, is out indefinitely. As a result, the team plans to summon prospect Jeff Schultz from Hershey of the AHL. X-Rays came back negative last...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 17, 2007; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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New Visor for Ovechkin

The most talked about piece of equipment in the NHL got some more attention this morning at Scotiabank Place. Alex Ovechkin tried out a new visor, much like the mirrored one he wore to much fanfare as a rookie. It was tinted, but had an blue iridium coating. (Think Oakley...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 16, 2007; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Minor Lineup Changes

First off, I'd like to apologize for the late posting today. It's been a nightmare of a day from a travel standpoint. For the fourth time this season, I was forced to pilot a two-wheel drive rental car ...in an unfamiliar city ...during in a blizzard. (Denver, Calgary and Edmonton...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 15, 2007; 7:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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