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Theodore in, Kronwall and Kozlov out

Based on this morning's skate, it looks like Jose Theodore will get the nod in net tonight against the Flyers (he came off the ice first). Meantime, it also appears that Staffan Kronwall will be a healthy scratch and that Viktor Kozlov will miss his ninth straight game with a groin pull.

Kozlov is taking some extra work today, so that probably means he's still on target to return to the lineup on Thursday.

I'll have more after practice.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 24, 2009; 10:47 AM ET
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A physical Flyers game is no time for Kozlov to test the groin. Play it safe.

Posted by: SA-Town | February 24, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

take your time kozlov. we've got a few playoff series to play later...

Posted by: richmondphil | February 24, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Now see, if this was the pens or Flyers, don't they both have a teammate assigned to take care of groin injuries?

Posted by: Leeguru | February 24, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

I agree about Koz -- let the groin rest with how dirty the Raiders on skates play. It's too bad Koz isn't able to play because his ability to use his size to keep players off while OV skates into an open slot will be missed. I hope Fehr is on the top line, not Nyles -- someone with grit and determination

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | February 24, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Koz will be a big help when he returns. I think he has the ability to control the puck (he holds it as long or longer than Nyls) but also has a very good scoring ability. Say what you want about the APPEARANCE of sluggish play sometimes, he is a Caps weapon, IMHO.

This will be the year that he finally ends the bad playoff juju.

Posted by: WhyGo | February 24, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Him and Feds rock. I just like the way they play.

Posted by: WhyGo | February 24, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse


This is a great line that needs to be together. This is a great shut down line for the playoffs.

Posted by: waitingsince75 | February 24, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Question carried over from the previous thread (because basically no one answered me!):

Does anyone know what the record is for most consecutive games with a shorthanded goal? 3 in a row for Richards must be close. Lets hope the streak ends tonight.

Posted by: DaveUKCapsFan | February 24, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Yes, it is 17.

My 8 year old did it last year at Mites.

Posted by: WhyGo | February 24, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I'm still goggling. looks like 3 might be it, a few have done it, more times for 3-in-a-single-game than 3-in-consecutive-games, if you can believe it.

Posted by: WhyGo | February 24, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

No need to rush Kozlov.

Give Neuvirth a start on Thursday ... Theodore against Boston ... and we'll wait and see for the Sunday game against Florida.

Posted by: Cerealman | February 24, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Most shorthanded goals, career: Wayne Gretzky, 73; Most shorthanded goals, one season: Mario Lemieux, 13, 1988–89

Posted by: _Mark | February 24, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Thanks WhyGo,

I thought 3 sounded like it would be close to the record, if not the record itself.

Posted by: DaveUKCapsFan | February 24, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

any one going to the chalk talk tonight?

Posted by: goskinsgo | February 24, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

GMGM is on tap, right?

Posted by: WhyGo | February 24, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: WhyGo | February 24, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, but I was after the player who had the most consecutive games with at least one shorty.

Posted by: DaveUKCapsFan | February 24, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Ooops, came up short in my response on short handed goals. Sorry.

Posted by: _Mark | February 24, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

could we please get Kronwall in there...when he played against the Avs he was doing something our D has not done in a long time -- standing people up at the blue line with hits!!!!!!! give Schultz a rest since he can't go down to the minors though he could use it

Posted by: capsgary | February 24, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

I'm planning on going to the chalk talk tonight.

Posted by: ccCapsfan | February 24, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

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