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Posted at 1:28 PM ET, 02/ 5/2011

Boudreau expects Semin to return next week

By Katie Carrera

Coach Bruce Boudreau said Alexander Semin, who skated in a yellow no-contact jersey at KCI this morning, should return next week. He didn't specifically address the winger's availability for tomorrow's game against the Penguins, but it doesn't sound like Semin will be back in the mix.

"He should be ready next week," Boudreau said. He's "skating better now."

--Tom Poti (lower-body) will likely practice with the team next week but Boudreau said he didn't expect him to play until the Capitals' upcoming West-coast trip. While Eric Fehr (shoulder) still isn't quite ready to take part in the team's practices yet.

--The Capitals are far from the only team dealing with injuries and they won't have to face Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby (concussion) or Evgeni Malkin, who the Penguins just announced has a torn ACL and MCL and will likely require surgery, on Sunday.

More to come.

By Katie Carrera  | February 5, 2011; 1:28 PM ET
Categories:  Alexander Semin, Injuries  
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The Capitals are far from the only team dealing with injuries and they won't have to face Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby (concussion) or Evgeni Malkin, who the Penguins just announced has a torn ACL and MCL and will likely require surgery, on Sunday.


OUCH! Not good news for the Pens!

More Bad News for the PENS......there was a Backstrom sighting in Tampa Bay last night. Things are looking bad in the burgh.

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | February 5, 2011 2:11 PM | Report abuse

the pens played a very physical game against the sabres last night - 54 hits to the sabers 39.
without crosby and malkin - i would expect more of the same from them.
i think the caps can and should beat pit - but i don't see them controlling the play like they did against TB. if they win - it won't look like they outplayed pit.

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 5, 2011 2:15 PM | Report abuse

bad news about Malkin, sorry to hear. Never good for the league when the best players go down.

Posted by: RedLitYogi | February 5, 2011 11:30 PM | Report abuse

All hands on deck - they'll probably go after Steckel, I'd imagine, for shots and giggles. My sympathies to Malkin for two minutes, at which point, I'll look at Crosby and knock on my head with a closed fist and pretend to cry. Let's goo, Caps! Not in our town!

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | February 6, 2011 10:17 AM | Report abuse

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