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Posted at 3:12 PM ET, 12/29/2010

Capitals practice outdoors

By Katie Carrera

Some quick updates from the Capitals' outdoor practice this afternoon at Chevy Chase Club. Even though it was 46 degrees outside and very sunny on the Chevy Chase rink, unlike what the forecasts are calling for in Pittsburgh on New Year's day, the Capitals enjoyed the opportunity to run through a regular hour long practice outside.

Coach Bruce Boudreau said not to expect any fashion statements from him for the Winter Classic: "Nothing I put on is going to make me look any better." But he added that some Washington players will be back in the mix for lineup consideration on Saturday.

--Marcus Johansson (undisclosed injury) skated with his teammates for the first time this week and he along with Mathieu Perreault (broken nose) are ready to play, Boudreau said.

"I think they're both ready to play," Boudreau said. "We wouldn't have sent [Andrew] Gordon and [Keith] Aucoin down if we didn't think they were ready."

--Boudreau also said that defenseman Tom Poti (head injury) is ready to go as well.

--All of the Capitals defensemen were on the ice. Lines from the outdoor workout were as follows:

Ovechkin-Backstrom-Knuble
Laich-Perreault-Semin
Chimera-Johansson-Fehr
Hendricks-Steckel-Beagle-King

Hannan-Green
Alzner-Carlson
Erskine-Schultz
Poti-Sloan

More to come in a bit on the Capitals' test run practicing outside.

By Katie Carrera  | December 29, 2010; 3:12 PM ET
Categories:  Bruce Boudreau, Winter Classic  
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Comments

It never fails, Pittsburgh. Most New Year's Days are gray and frigid. This year? Rainy and warm.

Wouldn't it be great if the Caps not only win the Classic but also end Crosby's point streak!

GO CAPS!

Posted by: redrocker2 | December 29, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Sweet it's getting closer - Lets Go CAPS

Posted by: Redwolf1 | December 29, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Pens Suck!

Posted by: lylewimbledon | December 29, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Anybody ever hear of some dude named DJ King?

Posted by: pokerface1208 | December 29, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse


Pokerface:
Musician?

Posted by: Redwolf1 | December 29, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Pokerface:

Musician?

Posted by: Redwolf1 | December 29, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

8 healthy D? Would BB scratch Erskine for the Winter Classic?

Posted by: ablake70 | December 29, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

The Penguins have announced that Crosby has been suspended for the Winter Classic. It appears this came down from Mario. In recent reports there have been disagreements between the 2 as Crosby wants his own place yet Mario doesn't want him to move out. Mario's afraid Crosby will have to come out of the closet if he moves out. More to come.....

Posted by: pokerface1208 | December 29, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

LMAO Redwolf! OMG!!!!!!!! This day is going by so sloooooowwww! Ugg!

Posted by: pokerface1208 | December 29, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Are most Caps fans planning to wear white Saturday?

Posted by: McBride33 | December 29, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

FREE DA KING!

Posted by: great81 | December 29, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

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