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Capitals Insider: March 18, 2007 - March 24, 2007

Clymer Out for Year

Ben Clymer revealed today that he's been hampered by an abdominal injury since opening night and has been told to shut it down for the remainder of the season. The winger will have surgery to repair a sports hernia in the next few days, General Manager George McPhee said. It's...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 24, 2007; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Question of the Day

How in the world does an NHL team take only 10 shots during a 60 minute game? It's not an easy feat to accomplish. But the Caps did it Thursday in their 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes. Carolina equaled a franchise record for fewest shots allowed. But you'll be happy...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 23, 2007; 6:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
 
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Backstrom, Caps Negotiating

Nicklas Backstrom, the Caps' No. 4 overall draft pick in 2006 and a key figure in the rebuilding club's future, is currently engaged in talks with management on a contract aimed at bringing the highly-touted center to Washington next season, a team official confirmed today. Backstrom, who elected to remain...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 21, 2007; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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Boyle Apologizes to AO

Alex Ovechkin practiced today with a full plastic face shield attached to his helmet and said he might have to wear the cumbersome cage against the Sabres to protect the 16 stitches he's got on the inside of his bottom lip. AO was hit unintentionally by the stick of Lightning...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 20, 2007; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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Question of the Day

What's going on here? I wouldn't have believed what happened this weekend at VC had I not seen it with my own eyes. The Caps, depleted by injuries and trades, and playing nine guys who spent time in the minor leagues over the past 12 months, won back-to-back games for...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 19, 2007; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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