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Capitals Insider: March 4, 2007 - March 10, 2007

How Many Games for Simon?

By now, you've probably seen Chris Simon's two-handed stick chop on Ryan Hollweg's face last night at Nassau Coliseum. If you haven't, here it is. It's pretty ugly: The incident began when Simon was crushed along the boards by the Rangers' agitator with a hard but clean hit late in...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 9, 2007; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
 
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Kansas City Penguins?

Today in Philadelphia, Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux is set to meet with Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell in what the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is calling a "pivotal moment" in the NHL club's arena deal saga. The meeting is so important, in fact, that commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly will sit in. If...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 8, 2007; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Notes From Practice

One day after getting shutout in Toronto, 3-0, the injury-depleted Caps finally got some good news. RW Chris Clark (sprained shoulder) is expected to return Friday against Carolina, and C Boyd Gordon (sprained knee) plans to be back in the lineup, too. As a result, Cs Dave Steckel and Alexandre...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 7, 2007; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Steckel Up

Center Dave Steckel has been recalled from Hershey. But it's unclear whether he's going to play tonight....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 6, 2007; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Cassivi Gets Start

Frederic Cassivi, a goaltender who has spent the majority of his career in the minor leagues, will start in goal for the Caps tonight against the Maple Leafs. It's going to be his first NHL start since Nov. 2005. "I'm nervous, but I'm always nervous before a start," Cassivi said...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 6, 2007; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Green Up

I'm told defenseman Mike Green has been recalled from Hershey and will join the Caps in Toronto for tomorrow's game....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 5, 2007; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Beech Okay

Since I'm not with the Caps today because of a travel issue, I'm relying on Paul Rovnak of the team's media relations dept. to keep me informed of any developments. He tells me that center Kris Beech, who left Saturday's ugly 6-2 loss to the Islanders after taking a puck...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 5, 2007; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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