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Capitals Insider: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

Today's Lineup and Road Crew Review

Coach Bruce Boudreau confirmed that Olie Kolzig will start in goal at RBC Center. Boudreau also said center David Steckel will be a game-time decision because of the flu. If Steckel doesn't play, prospect Eric Fehr will get into the lineup. Defenseman Sami Lepisto, meantime, will play his second NHL...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 23, 2008; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Caps Recall Lepisto, Fehr

Defenseman Sami Lepisto and right wing Eric Fehr have been recalled from Hershey and were on the ice for practice this morning. Injured defenseman Jeff Schultz, however, was not. Coach Bruce Boudreau said he doesn't expect Schultz (strained left knee) to play this weekend and that he also has not...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 22, 2008; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McPhee: Caps Won't Be Sellers

Sorry for the late update today, but practice was cancelled. Coach Bruce Boudreau said he felt the players needed some rest after a busy father-son road trip over the weekend. Defenseman Jeff Schultz, who suffered a strained left knee last night, is not as bad as originally thought. He was...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 21, 2008; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Schultz Sidelined With Knee Strain

Defenseman Jeff Schultz suffered a knee strain in the first period of tonight's 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Islanders. I did not see him after the game, but a team official said he's day-to-day. Schultz's status for the weekend games against Carolina and New Jersey is in some...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 20, 2008; 11:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fehr and Lepisto Returned to Hershey

Right wing Eric Fehr and defenseman Sami Lepisto have been returned to Hershey, according to Coach Bruce Boudreau. Fehr had one assist in six games and was a healthy scratch against Tampa Bay on Saturday night. Lepisto, meantime, was solid in his NHL debut against the Lightning, but with Tom...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 20, 2008; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (155)
 
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Isles Limp Into D.C.

The Islanders won't have defenseman Andy Sutton tomorrow, either. He suffered a torn hamstring yesterday and will be out four to six weeks. Click here for the details. The Isles, meantime, have recalled the other Fata brother, Drew....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 19, 2008; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
 
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Tuesday Practice Notes

Viktor Kozlov is back in town after spending an extra day in Florida to visit relatives, and David Steckel is back on the ice after missing yesterday's practice with the flu (thought he still looks sick). Some other items of interest: *Prospect Sami Lepisto is on the ice. Still no...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 19, 2008; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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Monday Morning Update

Practice has begun and everyone is on the ice except for center David Steckel. Not sure where he is, but I hope to know more soon. A few other tidbits: *It's impossible to determine lines and pairings because the players are wearing blue jerseys and grey jerseys instead of the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 18, 2008; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
 
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