The injury-plagued Washington Capitals hope to be decidedly less so when they host Atlanta on Wednesday.
Chris Clark (oral surgery), Steve Eminger (undisclosed ailment) and Dainius Zubrus (knee) are expected to be back in the lineup against the Southeast Division rival Thrashers. Clark and Eminger practiced today; Zubrus was tending to family business and did not. All three, along with Alexander Semin, missed Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss in Boston.
Semin, who is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, skated on his own. But that's where the good news ends, in my opinion. The left wing couldn't put both hands on his stick for most of the session. That's concerning.
He isn't eligible to come off IR until Saturday's game against the Islanders in New York, but it's looking as though it could take longer.
I'll have a story about Clark's injury in tomorrow's paper. Not sure what's more impressive: that Clark finished his shift after losing two teeth last Wednesday, or that those were his real teeth that were knocked out by a deflected puck.
He hasn't lost his sense of humor, though. After the interview, he looked around the locker room and joked, "Now I fit in."
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