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Theodore leaves practice early

A day after he was named the Capitals' starting goalie for the playoffs, Jose Theodore left practice after apparently getting struck on the arm by a shot from David Steckel. Theodore went to the bench for a short time, then went back on the ice before finally leaving the ice for good and walking to the locker room.

Ovechkin could been seen talking to Theodore, as was defenseman Mike Green, before the goalie skated off the ice at KCI. Check back later for an update on Theodore's condition.

By Gene Wang  |  April 14, 2010; 10:59 AM ET
 
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO haha it's probably all good plus we have 3 great young back ups that can play above average goaltending

Posted by: sroessle | April 14, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Now, this... what are the Caps trying to do to themselves!????

Posted by: capsfan4toolong | April 14, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

I think the reporting of little nicks and bumps needs to stop. In this sport unless a leg is broken or a lung is hanging out then we can be worried. A puck to the arm happens. Lets not go overboard and have people all worried, There is noway any of these guys are going to miss the playoffs due to a minor lil ol puck to the arm, leg, shin etc.... Can we get some reporting on what these guys are practicing like the penalty kill, Or how they intend to beat a trap, Or they looking to dump and chase when needed.. Please stop with the small detail of how somebody got a little boo-boo!

Posted by: darrylrbaker | April 14, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Backstrom's back, awesome news. Theo will be fine for tomorrow - Ovie's shots sting, but it won't be enough to take him out. We'll be at full strength for the opener.

Posted by: timmyv38 | April 14, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

This is getting OLD!!! I say no top 4 forwards defensemen or Theo practices anymore!! What do they need practice for anyway...

Note to Ovie...if Theo misses a game because of your shot, then you have to make up for it by scoring a sh**t load of goals! Of course I would prefer you do that no matter what!

Posted by: capscoach | April 14, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Any indication from practice today what the lineup will likely be and who will sit?

Or too early to tell??

Posted by: adamkatzen | April 14, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I was worried it was going to be a leg muscle strain. An arm bruise is good news.

Posted by: sgm3 | April 14, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

lets not freak out people

adversity is good. Makes everyone else work harder. I'm not saying Montreal is a cakewalk. No playoff team is. And coming off the heels of being swept in the 1st round last yr, there will be a lot of pressure on them to play better this time around. But they're not world-beaters either. We should be able to beat them at less than full-strength. IF we play hard.

Posted by: cstanton1 | April 14, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

At least Backstrom's back. But if Theo is out I'm going to need to modify my pool. Again. Hope the update comes quick.

Posted by: Stu_c | April 14, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

I've heard of "shooting yourself in the foot," but isn't a "shot in the arm" supposed to be a good thing?

Posted by: Meridian1 | April 14, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

There you have it. Typical El-Bashir reporting...all kinds of insignificance. He doesn't know hockey so we can't actually read anything about the content of the practice itself, or trying to give us some analysis on the Canadians' style...
Tarik, how about Green's hair, or Semin's underarmour? Any scoop on what color of tie BB will be wearing on the first game?

Posted by: atybat | April 14, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Good job Alex.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 14, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

atybat.
Gene reported not Tarik. DUH.

Posted by: beaupre33 | April 14, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I bet Theo could have stayed and finished out the practice, but Bruce and his infinite wisdom sent him off the Ice to keep the Habs playing the guessing game. We all know that Bruce loves to keep the other teams guessing as to who will be in the net.

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | April 14, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Honestly, what is with all of the reporting about how players are hurt and getting hurt in practice and this that and the other?

There is ABSOLUTELY no way any of the players will miss tomorrow's game unless something serious happens.

Besides, everyone who is still playing right now is probably "hurt" in some way. I mean come on, players like Ovi, Backs, Semin, Flash played in like 5 or 6 extra games than the others who had a two week break.

Posted by: SuperZ3383 | April 14, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

There you have it. Typical El-Bashir reporting...all kinds of insignificance. He doesn't know hockey so we can't actually read anything about the content of the practice itself, or trying to give us some analysis on the Canadians' style...
Tarik, how about Green's hair, or Semin's underarmour? Any scoop on what color of tie BB will be wearing on the first game?


Posted by: atybat | April 14, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: rmcazz | April 14, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

atybat.
Gene reported not Tarik. DUH.

Posted by: beaupre33 | April 14, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Too Funny - made me laugh out loud

Posted by: Redwolf1 | April 14, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Curse of Les Bullez I tell ya ... it's all related as long as they play in the same building. If Leonsis gets the Wiz, the curse will only get worse. He won't be able to stop it.

Posted by: mitlen | April 14, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

At least Ovechkin didn't knee cap his own goalie. Then again, maybe he's waiting for the playoffs to start.

Thanks much. Go Penguins.

Posted by: HLBeckPE | April 14, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

I was at practice. Theodore was in obvious pain and flexing his leg. Not sure what the arm business is all about. He laid on his knees - head down on the ice for about 60 seconds and then went to the bench favoring his leg. He came back to applause about 5 minutes later, but again, left practice early. It looked very significant at practice - like a knee or a groin.

Posted by: DisgustedinArlington | April 14, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

It also looked like a shot may have gotten him in an unprotected area, as he was on his knees making a save when he was injured. It's not good to see your #1 goalie limping off the ice the day before the playoffs. This was very news worthy --- but I have no idea how or if Theo hurt his arm. It was clearly a leg.

Posted by: DisgustedinArlington | April 14, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

At least Ovechkin didn't knee cap his own goalie. Then again, maybe he's waiting for the playoffs to start.

Thanks much. Go Penguins.

Posted by: HLBeckPE | April 14, 2010 12:04 PM

What losers threw in the towel for the remainder of their season so they could get Mario Lemeiux for their first pick?

You're lucky to even have a team after the bankruptcy fiasco.

Posted by: beaupre33 | April 14, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Go Sens!


www.die_pens_die.com

Posted by: Rhino40 | April 14, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Gene needs the foxtrax or new glasses to have a better view of the puck.

Posted by: beaupre33 | April 14, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

@HLBeckPE

Does Crosby whine at the officials in practice too? Or since there likely aren't any, the coaches?

Thanks!

Posted by: SouthsideFFX | April 14, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

He should put ice on it

Posted by: SirPelleas | April 14, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Didn't this say that Ovi shot the puck that gave Theo his stinger? Now it says Steckel. And this is AFTER BB had some not so nice things to say about the media reporting false information. Interesting...

Posted by: SuperZ3383 | April 15, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

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