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Capitals Insider: March 11, 2007 - March 17, 2007

Sutherby Sidelined

Center Brian Sutherby will miss 7-10 days with a freak hand injury after being struck by Wade Belak's shot during the Caps' 5-1 victory over the Leafs on Friday. Sutherby suffered a rare condition called compartment syndrome near his thumb, which had to be lanced at Sibley Memorial Hospital to...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 17, 2007; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Giroux Recalled

Left wing Alexandre Giroux has been recalled from Hershey and could replace Ben Clymer in the lineup tonight against the Maple Leafs. Clymer suffered a strained groin muscle in the second period of last night's 4-3 shootout loss in Boston. Just in case you've lost track, that was the Caps'...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 16, 2007; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Jurcina Will Return Next Season

Defenseman Milan Jucina, acquired from the Bruins for a conditional pick on Feb. 1, has earned a spot in Washington next season, General Manager George McPhee confirmed this morning. Jurcina will play in Boston for the first time as an opposing player tonight, so he was quite popular with the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 15, 2007; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Kolzig to Start in Boston

I knew Olie Kolzig was going to start against the Bruins tomorrow even before he came off the ice and pronouced himself "fully recovered" from the torn MCL that's sidelined him for the past month. You know how I knew? About midway through today's practice at KCI, he let in...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 14, 2007; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pens Staying In Pittsburgh

As you may have heard by now, the Penguins are staying in Pittsburgh. The NHL team has reached an agreement with state and local officials for a new arena and a 30-year lease. Read more about it here....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 13, 2007; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Johnson Update

Well, I'm finally back from Atlanta. But I arrived too late to attend this morning's optional practice at KCI. Here's what I'm told happened: Goaltender Brent Johnson, who appeared to injured his right leg, possibly his knee, during Monday's 4-2 loss to the Thrashers, did not skate. Johnson kicked out...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 13, 2007; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Brashear Reacts to Simon Incident

After Saturday night's game on Long Island, enforcer Donald Brashear made some interesting comments about Chris Simon's two-handed stick attack Ryan Hollweg during Thursday's Islanders-Rangers game. Simon was suspended Sunday for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs. His ban, however, will last at least 25 games, meaning...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 11, 2007; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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