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Morning roundup: Semin sidelined (updated)


(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Morning roundup

Update: The Caps have recalled defenseman John Carlson from Hershey. Both Milan Jurcina and Shaone Morrisonn are hurt and could be out for tomorrow's game against Montreal. More to come.

An MRI exam on Alexander Semin's right wrist did not reveal any structural damage, but the winger is listed as day to day (don't you love that term?) and GM George McPhee said it's unclear when he'll return.

"The wrist got sore [but] it's not from a blow or anything," McPhee said. "He just tweaked it."
Alex Ovechkin returned to the lineup Tuesday and helped the Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers, but with Semin sidelined, they are now without four forwards from the opening night roster. Mike Knuble (broken finger), Boyd Gordon (sore back) and Quintin Laing (broken jaw) are also out.
Semin, who is listed as day to day, is believed to have been injured when he was hit by a Florida player as he unleashed a wrist shot Nov. 6. He played through the injury because the Capitals were already without Ovechkin, their leading scorer.

Mark Giannotto is stepping in for Tarik today at practice and will have some updates in a bit. Until then, a few morning links:

* Brendan Morrison acquisition is paying big dividends for the Caps. (Washington Times)

* Marylanders can get Caps license plates but D.C. residents can't? To quote Stephanie Tanner and show my young age, "How rude!" (The Other 35 Percent)

* Show your fan photos and win Hershey Bears tickets. (PennLive.com)

* Ted's Take's take on Quintin Laing's broken jaw: "That hurts and that is such a shame." Yes, Ted. Yes it is.

* Ovechkin, Geno celebrate Russian returns. (ESPN)

* The Penguins are smart: "The N.H.L. in Russian" to air on new HD radio station. (NY Times)

And now, for something completely different, free of rhyme or reason: a caption contest.


(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Getty Images caption: Sean Avery of the New York Rangers is surrounded by Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2009 in New York.

You can do better.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  November 19, 2009; 10:07 AM ET
 
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Comments

Avery Caption:

Sean Avery, center, is punched and screened in the crease by three Capitals. Semyon Varlamov, Tim Thomas, and Martin Brodeur, when reached for comment, stated that that the three Capital thugs were violating the Sean Avery Rule and must face disciplinary action.

Posted by: fronesis1016 | November 19, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

John Carlson has been called up...Juice, Mo likely out this weekend.

Posted by: ThePat | November 19, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

"Remembering the gruesome neck injuries to Clint Malarchuk and Richard Zednik, the Rangers' Sean Avery attempts to administer the same treatment to the genital area of the Capitals' John Erskine."

Posted by: 1995hoo | November 19, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Is there anything wrong with M.P. he only skated one shift in the beginning of the 3rd against the Rags and was having a good game to that point and drew two penalities

Posted by: t-bone67 | November 19, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Only one stick(between Avery's leg) was being used properly

Posted by: RichC3 | November 19, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Caption:

During a break in play, the Caps entertain themselves with a quick game of monkey in the middle.

Posted by: Jordana20 | November 19, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

"TAKE THAT! AND THAT!!! AND ***THIS!!!*** Now say you're sorry!"

Posted by: irockthered | November 19, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Erskine: "YOUR MY b#ITCH NOW!"
Fehr: "Outta here faster than in Dallas"
Laing: "I guess i get sloppy thirds"

Posted by: jfk10 | November 19, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse

"Whaddya mean, you didn't like Coach's new book?!"

Posted by: irockthered | November 19, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

CAPS RECALL JOHN CARLSON!!

Posted by: vtcaps08 | November 19, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

"Ok boys, toss him in front of the train in 3...2...1..."

"Washington Capitals Hammock - now available on NHL.com."

"Washington Capitals Quintin Laing, Eric Fehr, and John Erskine attempt to stuff New York Ranger Sean Avery into a bucket."

Posted by: Roose | November 19, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

That picture makes me smile! Well...I have Hershey tickets for next weekend, but I am worried they won't have any players left to watch! The Caps are going to miss Laing's blocked shot more than Semin's turnovers and penalties. Let's Go Caps!

Posted by: NatyBG | November 19, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Avery Caption:

"Alright guys, on the count of three, throw is Arse over the boards!!! One, Two Three, Heave..."

Posted by: hbcapsfan | November 19, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Washington Capitals foward Quentin Laing gets sloppy thirds on Rangers foward Sean Avery after Capitals Eric Fehr and John Erskine excuse Avery from the goal crease. Laing would later suffer a broken jaw attempting to block a Ranger's shot -- a fate that Avery's Ranger teammates could only wish upon their obnoxious winger.

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | November 19, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I had a caption idea but I think I'm ready to declare dcsportsfan1 the winner. That's perfect!

Posted by: holliden | November 19, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Avery surrounded by enemies... Isn't that always the case?

Posted by: JSchon | November 19, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

The most telling thing about the picture is the lack of Ranger teammates in the shot.

Posted by: NFeKPo | November 19, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

"Guys - guys! I was joking! Joking! Can't you see me laugh? Ha - Ha - Ha - hey, watch that stick! I need that later!"

Posted by: irockthered | November 19, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

These captions are fantastic! New update about to go up but keep 'em coming - highly entertaining.

Posted by: Lindsay_Applebaum | November 19, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

There are actually several shots of Avery surrounded by Caps at that time - if you look to the right you'll see another Cap glove and that belongs to MP as shown in this photo which shows all 5 Caps with Avery and not a blueshirt in the vicinity!

http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/photos?photoId=294146&gameId=291117013

Posted by: DevilsCapsGal | November 19, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Avery pasted.

Posted by: perspective6 | November 19, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

caption: They like me, they really like me.

btw, love the smile on Q's face.

Posted by: ds_kelly | November 19, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

and folding like an envelope.

Posted by: perspective6 | November 19, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

"Take turns with the piƱata, boys."

Posted by: beeman | November 19, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

What happened to ShaMo?

I like irockthered's capition best so far

"Ya know Sean, we got Mafioso in DC to"
"Laing-You think anyone will care what we do to him? Fehr and Erskine-NO!"

Posted by: EricS2 | November 19, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

The Avery Pinata was the most popular event at Varly's late birthday celebration in New York

Posted by: TottenhamCaps | November 19, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

CAPTION

"We've got sloppy seconds waiting for you if you want to try that again."

Posted by: SA-Town | November 19, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Avery does his best DeAngelo Hall

Posted by: jburksva | November 19, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

actually, whoever is behind Erskine deserves first place prize for best use of his hockey stick.

Posted by: perspective6 | November 19, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Rag doll, living in a movie...Ice tramp, Erskine's little cutie...So fine, they'll always see ya skatin' through the crease, old man.

Posted by: putthebiscuitinthebasket | November 19, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Not shown: People who feel sorry for Avery.

Posted by: cao091402 | November 19, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Things got a little sloppy for Sean Avery in the opening seconds of the third period.

Posted by: hockeyweasel | November 19, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Nooooooooooooooooo not the return of "Crowd Noise!!" Baaaah!!

P.S. Is anyone going to hockey 'n heals tonight? My fiance is going by herself and she's really nice, but a little bit shy, so if you meet her, please be super friendly!! She's a huge budding Caps fan (obviously, since she's attending). Her name is Emily.

Posted by: MarylanDChris | November 19, 2009 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Caption:

"Does it count as a garbage goal if we throw Avery in the net?"

Posted by: jfeldy | November 19, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Caption:
Due to budget cutbacks at MSG, players have to remove refuse from the ice.

Posted by: SidSux1 | November 19, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

"In an effort to stage an intervention, Capitals players struggle to remove Sean Avery's man-thong."

Posted by: emc7x | November 19, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Avery Caption:

"Alright guys, on the count of three, throw is Arse over the boards!!! One, Two Three, Heave..."

Posted by: hbcapsfan | November 19, 2009 10:24 AM

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@hbcapsfan:

"aye matey, Into the briny deep with the scalawag where he'll be a meal for the Sharks...Ahhrrr!"

Posted by: Rhino40 | November 19, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse


Avery Caption:

Avery: "Who, Me? What did I do?"
Laing/Fehr/Ersine: "Yes: YOU!"

Posted by: Rhino40 | November 19, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Avery Caption:

"....and STAY out!!!"

Posted by: Rhino40 | November 19, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Avery Caption:

Laing: "Nice uniform"
Fehr: "Yeah, nice uniform youse got dere"
Erskine: "Yeah...be a real shame if anyting wuz ta happen to it."

Posted by: Rhino40 | November 19, 2009 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Singing caption: Rock-A-Bye Baby, in the tree tops...."

Posted by: dccitizen1 | November 19, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

New York is known for its gang violence.

Posted by: Servo97 | November 19, 2009 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Hey look buddy, Gabby said no more autographs today!

Posted by: dcunitedfan3 | November 19, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Avery headline

Have a seat Avery and what did you say about our coach and his new book?

Posted by: maleenda | November 19, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

"Wait a minute, wasn't there a Craftmatic Adjustable Bed here???"

Posted by: CapsNut | November 19, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

".... something happens, and I'm head over heels.... "

Posted by: stwasm | November 19, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

1, 2, 3, into the pool! (If he floats, he's a warlock. If he sinks, too bad!)

Posted by: Steakum | November 19, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

"Sean Avery gets sloppy 4ths -- and 16ths, and 53rds."

Posted by: banskd | November 19, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Just pull the string here in his back and tada! Something stupid comes out of his mouth!

Posted by: OustedSoul | November 19, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

"And stay down...or next time it'll be your Louis Vuitton manbag we hurl on the ice!"

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | November 19, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Caption: Its a trust exercise. John will push him back and maybe we'll catch him.

Posted by: oldtimehockey | November 19, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Laing and Fehr hold up Avery as Erskine plays marionette with his legs and chants 'Dance monkey! Dance!'

Posted by: Jeslettt | November 19, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

"In more recent news The Warriors have been seen dressing in Washington Capitals colors of late. No comment from the Rangers Gang."

Posted by: EricS2 | November 19, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

"Stop Kickin' Like a Baby"!! Stand Up And Take It Like A Man.

Posted by: FishCaps | November 19, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Eric Fehr and John Erskine try to get Quinton Laing's sloppy seconds.

Posted by: DaveOlson1 | November 19, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

CAPTION #1 (Injury Theme): "Quinten Lang jaws at Sean Avery while Eric Fehr shoulders the load with John Erskine lending a hand."

CAPTION #2: "Eric Fehr flips Sean Avery. Quinten Lang, seizing the moment, quickly calls, "Tails!"

CAPTION #3: "With three Caps looking on, Sean Avery assumes The Position."

Posted by: phknlwyr | November 19, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Caption - "The Washington Capitals give Sean Avery the business."

Posted by: Terptwin | November 19, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

New York Rangers forward Sean Avery (#16 in blue) finds out what it really feels like to be in a crease.

Posted by: ds_kelly | November 19, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

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