Right before the Caps played the Devils up in New Jersey we happened upon Jay Beagle, Marcus Johansson, and Brooks Orpik playing a little 3-on-3 at Kettler. From our perspective, all three looked to be in pretty good shape. Beags hand recovery must be oming along well as he was holding the stick and shooting with no problem. MoJo and Orpik skated with speed and did not seem to be in any discomfort.
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We take this as positive steps toward the three of them returning to the game very soon. We imagine we will see Johansson next week, maybe Orpik too. We would expect at least another week before the team wants to take a chance on Beagle’s hand. We’ll keep you posted.