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Theodore, Gordon Return to Practice (Update)

Practice has started and both goaltender Jose Theodore and center Boyd Gordon, who missed Saturday's game against Nashville are back on the ice at KCI. Theodore was bothered by back spasms that forced him to leave the game against San Jose.

I'll check up on Theodore's status after practice, but it's definitely a good sign that he was able to return today as the team hoped. With three days of practice before the next game, the Caps will have plenty of time to see how he's feeling.

Gordon has also returned after missing the past two games with a sore back. Keith Aucoin, who has filled in on the third line, is also on the ice. so it's still hard to tell when Gordon might be ready to return. Gordon came off the ice after a only a few minutes so it seems his back is still bothering him.

All eight defensemen are practicing including John Erskine (bruised hand) and Shaone Morrisonn, who was out with a lower body injury on Saturday.

Alexander Semin is the only player absent from practice and Michael Nylander is currently skating with Nicklas Backstrom and Brooks Laich on the second line.

More to come after practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  October 19, 2009; 11:07 AM ET
 
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Thanks for the update, Katie!

I'd be curious to know what kind of drills they're working on -- I had a hard time telling on Saturday what exactly needed to be worked on, other than general focus and consistency.

Posted by: nicko | October 19, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I don't think much should be read into Nylander skating with Backstrom and Laich on the second line in practice.

Posted by: BetterOffWithFedorov | October 19, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

I thought he couldn't play BB's system and the wing. Having #92 practice with #19 & #21 will only screw those guys up then. What a crock of ....!

Maybe Nyls can pass Semin a few of his bucks and ask him to come up with an imaginary injury to see if BB would put #92 in for #28 on Thursday. GMGM would tell BB to put Sloan the 2nd line wing. Yea, that's the better solution. Yeeesh!

Posted by: puckman | October 19, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Nylander - the 5 million dollar practice partner.

Posted by: richmondphil | October 19, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Good News about Theo....Gordon...not so much...don't want him to be injured, just want him gone.

Posted by: opus1m | October 19, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

#92 should get a chance to play. Yep. He's getting paid big bucks to sit? At least see if he has learned anything in all these practices.

Posted by: hamneed | October 19, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

puckman, It is practice and they need a body....Nylander is done and will never see game time in DC again so please just give it a rest. Not trying to single you out at all, just tired of all the Nylander talk!

Posted by: PhilR | October 19, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Hey Richmonphil, our fantasy hockey teams are really sucking wind right now!!

Posted by: PhilR | October 19, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Cody Eakin, who resembles BGordon at this stage in his junior career, got a bit "involved" last night. Think this could be his first ever scrap. Its not in his nature but since Swift Current doesn't have any heavyweights on that team, their coaching staff really drills home the concept of team togetherness and team toughness. He did pretty well considering the size mismatch. He's also leading his team in goals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnhpTSESNSI&feature=player_embedded

Posted by: cstanton1 | October 19, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

@PhilR

mine is in the dumps as well. Have lost Sedin and Lucic....dagger.

Posted by: ThePat | October 19, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

As long as Nylander is a "part" of this organization, I will continue to mention his name and the role he has on the team even if it includes watching the games in his suit.

Posted by: puckman | October 19, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I didn't know Lucic was out. I was wondering why the Bruins traded for Craig Weller.

Posted by: cstanton1 | October 19, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Semin is sick...thats why he is out of practice.

Posted by: SA-Town | October 19, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I thought he couldn't play BB's system and the wing. Having #92 practice with #19 & #21 will only screw those guys up then. What a crock of ....!

Maybe Nyls can pass Semin a few of his bucks and ask him to come up with an imaginary injury to see if BB would put #92 in for #28 on Thursday. GMGM would tell BB to put Sloan the 2nd line wing. Yea, that's the better solution. Yeeesh!

Posted by: puckman | October 19, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

@puckman -- obviously you should be runing the organization.

Posted by: Sonyask | October 19, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Is Semin "injured" or did he just take a personal day?

I think the organization should put Nylander to work, he needs to earn his pay. Maybe he could be Slapshot, a game usher (they could put him up on the screen holding the stop sign), an ice boy, or possibly a Red Rocker...just a thought.

I am curious about who will start in Atlanta, because Theo hasn't had his best games against Atlanta. Plus they aren't looking too bad, their goalie was great in the NJ game and Kovalchuk is providing good offense. We shall see.

Posted by: NatyBG | October 19, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Pretty soon, we're going to have to start referring to Michael Nylander as "He Who Shall Not Be Named" - no, wait, that's Volde-er-Crosby. :-p

I, too, am begging people to give it a rest. Please. We all know by now that Nylander is sitting in the press box for the rest of the season. There are no trades in the offing; there are no deals in Europe. He's here for the duration.

I don't give a rat's patootie if he practices with the team, whether he's practicing as a wing, a center, or a flipping GOALIE if they need someone to throw pucks at! And I'm tired of hearing about it, tired of the constant bickering that ensues whenever that name is brought up.

Posted by: irockthered | October 19, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

@SA-Town:

Thanks for the info on Semin!

Posted by: NatyBG | October 19, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Another thing I'm tired of is the rampant speculation whever someone's not on the ice - speculation of a faked injury, or "blue flu" or whatever.

The fact that Semin isn't skating today could be that he just woke up on the wrong side of the bed; the reality is this. It's none of our damn business!

So tired of the speculation.

Posted by: irockthered | October 19, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

@cstanton1 - Lucic is out with a broken finger, according to the Bruins' website.

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forwards Guillaume Lefebvre, Brad Marchand and Vladimir Sobotka from the Providence Bruins and placed forward Milan Lucic on Long Term Injured Reserve. Lefebvre’s recall is on an emergency basis.

Lucic was placed on long term injured reserve after suffering a broken finger in the Bruins 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Friday, October 16. He has appeared in six games for the Bruins this season, tallying 0-3=3 totals.

Posted by: irockthered | October 19, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

@NatyBG - Nylander as a Red Rocker??! I so did not want that image in my head today... I blame you for the Photoshop job I'll be doing when I get home tonight, you evil person you, LOL!

Posted by: irockthered | October 19, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

@IRTR

Nylander is going to be brought up again soon. Flash is do back very soon, so someone on the current roster is going to be gone. Either via waivers or trade because with Flash back that would give us 24, 25 if you count Aucoin but he's obviously being sent back down. I assume if its waivers Sloan would be the one sent down, but I have a feeling you will see a trade of one of our D-men in the near future.

Posted by: ThePat | October 19, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

yeah thx IRTR, i went and looked it up -- It will be interested to see what Lefebvre does. Not too many players decide to become tough guys at the age of 27 which is what he did to try and prolong his career. Thats what playing in the LNAH does for you I guess. This is probably his last shot to make an NHL impression.

The Bruins made a good deal for themselves in the Kobasew trade. Freed up some cap room and got back a young Holmstrom-like power forward prospect, another high draft pick in 2010 (to go with the picks in the Kessel trade), and a solid 4th line character guy in Craig Weller. Not bad.

Posted by: cstanton1 | October 19, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

We can't talk about Nylander who's a member of the Capitals organization but it's okay to talk about your fantasy hockey team (which one one cares about except you and your fellow fantasy leaguers). Get a life!

Posted by: puckman | October 19, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Nylander is just a boring topic at this point. He's a boring player to watch. I'd rather see young kids like Beagle get a shot at our lineup than worry about geriatric Nylander coming back into the lineup. He's not going to play, its obviously not 100% related to his play but his past play has definitely factored in. We're not exactly losing Marc Savard

Posted by: cstanton1 | October 19, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Nylander is just a boring topic at this point. He's a boring player to watch. I'd rather see young kids like Beagle get a shot at our lineup than worry about geriatric Nylander coming back into the lineup. He's not going to play, its obviously not 100% related to his play but his past play has definitely factored in. We're not exactly losing Marc Savard

Posted by: cstanton1 | October 19, 2009 2:22 PM

This just in! Nylander traded for Marc Savard. Caps plan to bench him all season.

Posted by: Raber | October 19, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Pa'lease get rid of Nylander !!! For cryin' out loud

Posted by: FishCaps | October 19, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: cstanton1 | October 19, 2009 2:22 PM

This just in! Nylander traded for Marc Savard. Caps plan to bench him all season


now it's time to wake from your nap

Posted by: FishCaps | October 19, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

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