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Capitals Insider: September 28, 2008 - October 4, 2008

Caps Pound Flyers, 5-1

Two days after suffering their first setback of the preseason in Philadelphia, the Caps rebounded by blowing out the Flyers, 5-1, at Verizon Center to improve to 5-1-0. Alex Ovechkin (shorthanded), Chris Clark (on the power play), Nicklas Backstrom, Tomas Fleischmann and Eric Fehr scored the Caps' goals. For Ovechkin,...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 3, 2008; 10:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
 
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Tonight's Lineup Vs. Philly

Prospect Jay Beagle was recalled this morning and Sergei Fedorov will indeed play defense. Here's the rest of the lineup: Forwards Ovechkin-Backstrom-Bourque Fleischmann-Nylander Clark Laich-Steckel-Fehr Brashear-Beagle-Gordon Defenseman Morrisonn-Green Fedorov-Schultz Alzner-Poti *Viktor Kozlov (groin strain) did not practice again today. Boudreau said he should be back early next week. *Fedorov and...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 3, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
 
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Fedorov On the Blue Line (Updated)

After today's round of cuts, there's another interesting wrinkle as practice begins today: Sergei Fedorov is wearing a black jersey. The only other players wearing black jerseys are defensemen. He did in Detroit years ago and, if you remember, he did it at least once last season. Update:Here's what the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 2, 2008; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
 
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Four More Cuts (Updated)

I'm hearing that Tyler Sloan, Sami Lepisto, Grant McNeill and Simeon Varlamov were all sent to Hershey this afternoon. If Sloan and Lepisto have in fact been demoted, that leaves the Caps with seven defensemen, including 2007 first round draft pick Karl Alzner. More on this later. Update:The moves were...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 2, 2008; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Flyers Clip Caps, 2-1

The Capitals dressed one of their least experienced lineups of the preseason and it showed in 2-1 loss to the mostly-veteran Flyers. It was Washington's first defeat of the exhibition season. Glen Metropolit and Joffrey Lupul (from Steve Eminger) notched goals for the Flyers while Nicklas Backstrom recorded an unassisted...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 1, 2008; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
 
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Tonight's Lineup in Philly (Updated)

Based on the players on the ice right now, here is what the lineup for tonight's preseason game against the Flyers figures to look like: Forwards Laich-Fedorov-Semin Clark-Backstrom-Fehr Laing*-Steckel-Bourque Grant McNeill*-Gordon*-Bradley* Defensemen Schultz-Poti Erskine-Jurcina Alzner-Lepisto Goalies Johnson, Theodore *It's believed that Laing, Gordon and Bradley took the morning skate but...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 1, 2008; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (148)
 
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Post Practice Briefing

In case you missed it earlier, the Caps demoted Keith Aucoin and cut loose invitee Jakub Cutta, thus reducing the camp roster to 29 players (not including Brian Pothier). And if you take out Tyler Sloan, Simeon Varlamov and Grant McNeill - all of whom appear to be Hershey-bound -...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 30, 2008; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (147)
 
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Aucoin To Hershey, Cutta To Europe

Center Keith Aucoin just told me on his way out of the KCI that has been assigned to Hershey. This, of course, is not a surprise since he was signed to be a depth player. (Aucoin, by the way, does have to clear waivers, though he doesn't have to be...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 30, 2008; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Caps Hang On In New Jersey, 3-2

With most of the Caps' stars in tonight's lineup, the Caps improved to 4-0 in the preseason by hanging on for a 3-2 victory in New Jersey. Some news and notes: *Mike Green, Boyd Gordon and Alex Ovechkin scored while Michael Nylander had a pair of primary assists. The Devils...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 29, 2008; 10:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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Kozlov Suffers Groin Strain

First line right wing Viktor Kozlov has suffered a slight groin muscle strain and will not return to tonight's game. The injury, I'm told, is not believed to be serious and that he was removed for precautionary reasons....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 29, 2008; 8:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Tonight's Lineup In New Jersey

Here's the lineup for tonight's game as the Caps aim to improve to 4-0 in the preseason. Forwards Ovechkin-Backstrom*-Kozlov Fleischmann-Nylander-Semin Bourque-Aucoin-Fehr Brashear-Steckel-Gordon Defense Morrisonn-Green Sloan-Lepisto Erskine-Cutta Johnson will start; he'll be backed up by Theodore. This will be Backstrom's first game action since spraining his right ankle in informal skates...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 29, 2008; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (118)
 
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Two More Cuts

The Caps have returned to impressive 18-year-old defenseman John Carlson to London (OHL) and sent Mathieu Perreault to Hershey, GM George McPhee said moments ago. Carlson was the biggest surprise of camp, in my opinion. If his development continues to go according to schedule, I'm thinking he'll be in Washington...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 28, 2008; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Capitals Taking It Easy With Varlamov

The Capitals are being cautious with rookie goaltender Simeon Varlamov, who left practice early and is nursing a sore groin that he injured during the first preseason game against Carolina. "We didn't want to push him too hard we just needed a second goalie for the shots so we asked...

By Katie Carrera  |  September 28, 2008; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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