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Fleischmann To Be Demoted

Prospect Tomas Fleischmann is expected to be returned to Hershey (AHL) today, ending his second stint in Washington after six games.

The move is needed to make room for veteran Richard Zednik, who is likely to be activated from injured reserve in time for tonight's game against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes.

Fleischmann had one assist in limited ice time. The biggest problem with Flash (that's his nickname) is he's an inexperienced scoring line winger on a team that has enough NHL proven scoring line wingers.

Zednik, meantime, had just begun to emerge from a scoring slump when he suffered an injured left wrist on Nov. 3. He missed six games.

Also, it appears Kris Beech and/or Brooks Laich will get back into the lineup tonight.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  November 17, 2006; 12:38 PM ET
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Here's something I would like for you to look into. Although he is scoring at a decent pace, I have observed a change in Alex Ovechkin's game this month. He takes shifts off, does not carry the puck as much as he did last year, and is generally less exuberant than I have come to expect him to be. I had been wondering whether he was nursing an injury or dealing with a personal problem. Then I saw something in the Post that suggested what Ovechkin problem might be: his break-up with his agent and his mother's taking on responsibility for his affairs. I think this has potential negative ramifications for Ovechkin and the Caps. You should follow up on it.

Posted by: Bill Nussbaum | November 17, 2006 2:01 PM | Report abuse

The Versus Television Network televises NHL games every Monday and Tuesday nights yet this information does not appear in the Washington Post "On the Air" column. What's the deal?

Posted by: Charles Cope | November 21, 2006 10:01 AM | Report abuse

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