Caps Daily Glass Bump: Jan 5th Pregame Info

Caps Meet Bruins Post-Winter Classic Loss

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Smiley Nate Schmidt

 

Caps held morning skate today at TD Garden after a hard practice at home Monday.

The Bruins had an optional skate this morning in which nine players participated.

Line Changes:

Looks like Michael Latta is out and Stan Galiev gets a turn, according to Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.

Marcus Johansson still center on third line.

Injury Report

Jay Beagle had hand surgery Sunday, according to the Washington Capitals and has been placed on the injured reserve list. Up to six weeks before his return. He has missed 2 games.

John Carlson skated before practice on Monday and traveled with the team to Boston. He will not skate in the game. He could be back in the lineup on Thursday according to Coach Trotz. He has missed 4 games. Carly did not skate today.

Brooks Orpik is on the Long-term Injured Reserve list for an undisclosed injury. He has missed 24 games and there is no timetable for his return; however, in his Monday presser Coach Trotz sounded positive about his return. He said he could begin to skate again soon, maybe even on the road trip. Continue reading “Caps Daily Glass Bump: Jan 5th Pregame Info”

Caps Practice Pics and Injury Update

 

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Injury: What we Know

Defenseman John Carlson ended his consecutive game streak (412) on after he skated in the game against the Montreal Canadiens. He has been out with an undisclosed upper-body injury. Carlson skated this morning, albeit in sweat pants! According to Katie Brown, NHL, he is expected to travel with the team but not play on January 5 against the Boston Bruins. He could return to play on Thursday.

Center Jay Beagle injured his hand December 30 during the match against the Buffalo Sabres. He left the game and did not return. He reportedly underwent hand surgery on 2 January 2016 and in a statement the Capitals said he could be out for at least six weeks. No additional information today.

Defenseman Brooks Orpik is on the Long-Term Injured Reserve list with an undisclosed injury. There is no timetable for his return. He too will travel with the team to Boston and not play.

We should know more tomorrow after practice just how everyone is doing and what the lines will look like for the game.

Practice

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Whip leads the stretch.

 

It was a great practice this morning as the team worked hard to correct any problems that cost them the last two games. Here are some great shots of them from this morning:

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Up Close with Michael “Sparky” Latta.
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A little intensity from Brooks Laich.