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Gordon, Walker missing from practice

Practice is underway here at KCI and Scott Walker (knee) and Boyd Gordon (back) are not on the ice.

Coach Bruce Boudreau, meantime, has introduced a new wrinkle: All of the top six forwards are in red, while the bottom six forwards are in green. The defense, meantime, is in black.

Here's what the combos look like right now:

Forwards
Ovechkin-Backstrom-Knuble
Fleischmann/Laich-Morrison-Semin
Chimera-Belanger-Fehr
Laing-Steckel-Bradley

Defense
Schultz-Green
Poti-Corvo
Morrisonn-Carlson
Erskine-Sloan

It's unclear whether these groups/lines have any significance. But the Caps are facing the rival Penguins tomorrow in a pretty big measuring stick game for both teams. So keep that in mind.

I'll have more after practice.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 23, 2010; 10:52 AM ET
 
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Comments

Love the 4th Line... Hopefully get to see Laing play at home again

Posted by: Hunter21 | March 23, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Must look like a retro N.J. Devils game/scrimmage out there.......

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | March 23, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

10 games to go BB, lock those lines down!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | March 23, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Chimera has been playing beautifully...creating chances up the wazoo...he just needs to start scoring on those chances.

Posted by: capscoach | March 23, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Chimera is climbing the ladder on being one of my favorite players. The dude doesnt take any crap, plays physical, is strong as an ox.

Im guessing Theo tomorrow and Varly on Thursday night.

Posted by: Redskins2Win | March 23, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

So, who should we be rooting for tonight? Thrashers or Bruins?

Posted by: Kevin9149 | March 23, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Chimera is almost like Ovi without the stick skills. Big, fast, powerful. Definitely the best pickup the Caps made this year.

Posted by: butcherbaker | March 23, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I noticed yesterday at practice that Ovie didn't participate after the first few drills and then Semin also left the ice? Not sure why that was not reported....

Posted by: Festivus | March 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Chimera is almost like Ovi without the stick skills. Big, fast, powerful. Definitely the best pickup the Caps made this year.

Posted by: butcherbaker | March 23, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

he needs to use his body more. Speed and power without a little bit of aggression is wasteful.

Posted by: cstanton1 | March 23, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Belanger is a player to watch. He could really help this team in the postseason, especially if Gordon can't shake off the injury bug.

He wins faceoffs. He kills penalties. And he can score short-handed goals.

All things the Caps need.

Posted by: leopard09 | March 23, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

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