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Morning skate update

Quick update from Gene Wang at the morning skate: Center Marcus Johansson (week to week after blocking a shot Monday) and goalie Semyon Varlamov (day to day, groin injury) are out on the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, while Alex Ovechkin and defenseman Tom Poti, who has an undisclosed "lower-body injury," are not.

Comcast SportsNet's Corey Masisak also reports that winger Matt Bradley ("lower-body injury") was skating early before leaving the ice.

By Lindsay Applebaum  | October 13, 2010; 10:12 AM ET
 
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excited I'll finally get to see DJK tonight. Was Dany Sabourin sent back to hershey?

Posted by: _stevo | October 13, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

FYI for season ticket holders out there... Just got word from my Guest Services Rep that tomorrow's Season Ticket Holder event at Six Flags has been moved to Monday due to the inclement weather forecast.

Posted by: fanohock1 | October 13, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

"tomorrow's Season Ticket Holder event at Six Flags has been moved to Monday due to the inclement weather forecast."

A very clever ploy obviously designed to reduce the length of lines at Superman and The Joker, but I'm not falling for it.

Posted by: Wiley_One1 | October 13, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

No, Sabourin is still here for tonights game. Varly is not dressing until the weekend.

Posted by: ThePat | October 13, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Where is OV? I hope he is not opting out of practices again or worse yet he is dinged up.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | October 13, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Ovie nor Varly will be in attandance at the reschedule Six Flags event. Well that bites!!!

Posted by: instinct227 | October 13, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Are the quotes necessary for "upper-body" and "lower-body" injuries? The NHL's injury disclosure rules haven basically been the same since 2008.

Posted by: dgilmorexu | October 13, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Hmmm. Just received the blanket email about the postponement of tomorrow's event. Great news! Ovi and Varly won't be there due to commitments already scheduled for Monday. Common sense would tell me to plan it for another day. Season ticket holder event with Ovi?

Posted by: fanohock1 | October 13, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

On top of the move to Monday for the season ticket holder party, Varly and Ovie will not be there. They will be in Connecticut at the ESPN headquarters shooting a commercial.

Posted by: _Mark | October 13, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

"Ovie nor Varly will be in attandance at the reschedule Six Flags event. Well that bites!!!" - instinct227

Sounds like they should mail out autographed in-game hockey action photos to all season ticket holders. Agreed?

Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | October 13, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Please let's not start with the whole OV is not at practice string again this season. It is not a practice it is the morning skate. But,if it was an optional practice, it is optional!

Posted by: boomer44 | October 13, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

@ Boomer -- he is the Captain now, not just the superstar, so he should be with the team when they have organized skates -- unless he is hurt or in meetings. Sleeping off a bender is not kosher for a Captain -- or making another commercial, or whatever is not team related. Everyone not on the ice has an injury.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | October 13, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

@ SeminAllOverTheIce - Agreed. Would be nice. But don't expect it.

Not sure what is more important; reschedule on a day that these two player are not available due to shooting ESPN commercial or reschedule when they are available and make the fans happy!

Posted by: instinct227 | October 13, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

@JIM...morning skates are not a practice and most veterans who get the most ice times in the game opt out or are told not to skate, i would rather save his legs for the game, the most important part is the meetings for PP, PK, and systems, I don't believe he misses the meetings. The teams do not allow any off ice PR or commercials done on game days.

Posted by: boomer44 | October 13, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Anyone know what happened to Quintin Laing? I can't find any info on him.

Posted by: Bagher | October 13, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

@Bagher

He's an UFA, unsigned atm.

Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | October 13, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, was he cut during the summer? I think he is still on the roster on the webpage.

Posted by: Bagher | October 13, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, was he cut during the summer? I think he is still on the roster on the webpage.

Posted by: Bagher | October 13, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

JIM, have you ever attended a morning skate? i would hardly call it organized. many top minute guys and veterans skip them. and i hope you are not accusing ovi of being hung over or blowing off the team without any proof of that.

btw, how do you know all non-injured guys are on the ice?

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | October 13, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

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