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Posted at 1:59 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Alexander Semin out with lower-body injury

By Washington Post sports editors

Coach Bruce Boudreau said winger Alexander Semin, who did not skate today, is out with an undisclosed lower-body injury. Semin's status for the Capitals' games this weekend -- Saturday in Boston and Sunday in Ottawa -- is uncertain, Boudreau said.

Defenseman Mike Green was shown in last night's first episode of "24/7" nursing a possible MCL injury, and asked today how his knee was, he replied, "It's okay."

By Washington Post sports editors  | December 16, 2010; 1:59 PM ET
Categories:  Alexander Semin, Mike Green  
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I'm going to prescribe some Midol for our precious lil angel.

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 16, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

@cstanton1, no doubt you're referring to Green, who's been out a half dozen more games than Semin.

Posted by: Justafan | December 16, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Green, who is battling a MCL-related injured, that was also reported as an "undisclosed injury." He had no problem telling HBO. Let's hope Semin's injury is not as potentially serious.

Posted by: nicety251 | December 16, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Green also is involved in a lot more body contact.

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 16, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse


I'm going to prescribe some Midol for our precious lil angel.

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 16, 2010 2:05 PM

Seems like you know the symptoms from experience. Why don't you prescribe some for yourself while you're at it Doc.

Posted by: Moose33 | December 16, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

typical semin. why is this shocking???

Posted by: doughless | December 16, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I have to imagine if the MCL is THAT serious, and not just a little sore, etc, the Caps would prevent that from being on HBO.

Doesnt it make sense that the teams can veto some of the footage?

Posted by: jerry2178 | December 16, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Why don't you prescribe some for yourself while you're at it Doc.

Posted by: Moose33

Moose, you sound like a hefty woman. Wrap yourself in saran wrap and lose a few. Even if its just water weight you'll be less offensive on the eyes. Thanks!!

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 16, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse


Now I know it is really you and not someone else using your screen name, Welcome back

Posted by: bqts | December 16, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

And you sound like a little b$tch with your temper tantrums. Unfortunately there is no solution to your problem. You're welcome.

Posted by: Moose33 | December 16, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

ahh nothing like holiday cheer! this is shaping up to be a great holiday season. Change is in the air. Those

Self-assuredness and one-liners have given way to forced humility.

Best holiday season ever!

Group hug?

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 16, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Alright, fine.

Posted by: Moose33 | December 16, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

@cstanton,...I thought you liked the new Green, more hitting, better defense & less offense?

Posted by: boomer44 | December 16, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Sports4eva | December 16, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

just for that comment, i hope someone gives cstanton the same lower body injury that semin has.

somehow, i don't think midol is going to help what's wrong with cstanton. birth control certainly would, though.

Posted by: 33spinner | December 16, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

are you really a 'spinner' ?

Posted by: cstanton1 | December 16, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

This is one of the knocks on Semin, he isn't durable.

When the team needs him most right now where is he?

This team is a joke. Half the team is down with flu symptoms.

Isn't there a full medical staff attending to these players to ensure that everyone gets a freakin' flu shot?

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | December 16, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

anyone else notice Semin limping around on 24/7? At first i thought it was just him walking around on skates, but compared to everyone else he was limping. And then leaving the arena and getting on the bus at the end of the episode, he had a noticeable limp.

Posted by: covertops26 | December 16, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

I was wondering how long it was going to take for our illustrious analyst to start attacking Semin for his ailments. Apparently, according to the insinuations of some of our Illustrious Analysts, the Flu has been eradicated and the Caps medical staff is ignorant of this fact. Midol is an effective drug for a certain male illustrious analyst (I am not surprised, he seems confused).

Posted by: hock1 | December 17, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

@RoyHobbs4 - From research elsewhere, I believe the form of flu suffered by the team was gastroenteritis ("stomach flu") rather than influenza ("flu"). The flu shot doesn't help with that. Also, if it had been influenza-related, they would have been out a lot longer than 2-3 days...

Posted by: irockthered | December 17, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Most children who are taunted and teased incessantly grow up to be smart poop chutes and bitter about everything that makes other remotely hopeful or happy. Sad they're allowed to use computers to spread their viral stupidity. It's easy for them to insult people who don't know or don't care about their self-serving opinions. They like hearing themselves talk. Stupid. Just plain stupid.

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | December 20, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

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