Capitals Insider: Injuries


Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Nicklas Backstrom continues to play through thumb injury

It's been more than a week since Nicklas Backstrom fractured his thumb after getting slashed against the Penguins, and while the center hasn't missed any games, he hasn't looked 100 percent himself, either. Asked after practice Wednesday about how the thumb has hindered him, the 23-year-old Swede didn't say much....

By Greg Schimmel  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Injuries, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Eric Fehr optimistic about return from shoulder injury

A cheerful Eric Fehr said he felt a lot better during practice Wednesday, and the winger added that he is hopefully getting close to returning from the shoulder injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Jan. 14. Fehr said earlier this week that he is trying to...

By Greg Schimmel  |  01:24 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eric Fehr, Injuries

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Mike Green expected to miss at least the next two games

While Dennis Wideman provides defensive depth for the Capitals, the uncertain health of both Mike Green and Tom Poti makes him an even more important addition. Green, who is in Calgary with his family following the death of his grandmother, will likely miss the next two games, but Coach Bruce...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:48 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman, Injuries, Mike Green, Tom Poti

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Boudreau doesn't expect injured Capitals back until after all star break

Both Alexander Semin and Matt Bradley, who have missed the last seven and 13 games with a lower body injury and broken finger, respectively, are taking part in the Capitals' morning skate at KCI but Coach Bruce Boudreau said he doesn't anticipate them returning to the lineup until after the...

By Katie Carrera  |  10:33 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/15/2011

Eric Fehr out 3-4 weeks with shoulder injury

Eric Fehr suffered a right shoulder injury when he collided with David Steckel in the neutral zone during Washington's 4-2 loss to Vancouver Friday night and Coach Bruce Boudreau said that the right wing will be out 3-4 weeks. Fehr had his right arm in a sling on Saturday at...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Injuries, Injuries

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/23/2010

Neuvirth gets fourth straight start, will face Penguins for the first time

As expected, Michal Neuvirth was the first goaltender off the ice for the Capitals this morning and looks to be getting the start against the Penguins at Verizon Center, as Coach Bruce Boudreau alluded he would several times. This will be Neuvirth's first career appearance against the Penguins, who are...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:45 AM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Injuries, Injuries, Injuries, Injuries

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 12/11/2010

Michal Neuvirth first goaltender off the ice

Washington's goaltender rotation continues as Michal Neuvirth was the first off the ice this morning and appears to be getting ready to start against the Colorado Avalanche tonight. He and Semyon Varlamov have alternated starts in each of the past five games. Marcus Johansson and D.J. King are still out...

By Katie Carrera  |  10:44 AM ET, 12/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Flu bug hits the Capitals

Six players are battling the flu and five of them did not skate at KCI on Friday. Brooks Laich, Alexander Semin, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson and Boyd Gordon did not take part in practice, while Mike Green, who is also suffering from flu symptoms, was on the ice briefly. Matt...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Injuries, Injuries

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 12/06/2010

Capitals fall 5-4 in shootout to Toronto, lose Jeff Schultz for 4-6 weeks

The Capitals can't seem to catch much luck when it comes to the health of their defensemen. The latest blow is that Jeff Schultz will miss the next four-to-six weeks with a fractured thumb, suffered late in the second period on the penalty kill when a shot by Toronto's Luke...

By Katie Carrera  |  10:57 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Injuries, Injuries, Injuries, Injuries, Injuries

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/06/2010

Capitals to place undisclosed player on injured reserve

The arrival of Mathieu Perreault in Washington will correspond with the Capitals placing a player on injured reserve today, Coach Bruce Boudreau said, although he declined to name who will be unavailable for the near future. "Soembody that's banged up will go on IR today, you'll be able to read...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Injuries, Injuries, Injuries

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 11/23/2010

Updates on the injured Capitals

Michal Neuvirth did not take part in Capitals' practice at RBC Center this afternoon but Coach Bruce Boudreau said it was more a precautionary move and the goaltender "should be fine for tomorrow according to [Washington's] training staff." Wednesday morning we should know for sure if Neuvirth will be ready...

By Katie Carrera  |  04:41 PM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Injuries, Injuries, Injuries

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Tom Poti says there's no timeline for his return

It was a very optional and sparsely-attended practice for the Capitals at KCI this morning but one of the players who did head out onto the ice was Tom Poti, who has been in and out of the lineup with what is believed to be a groin injury. Poti skated...

By Katie Carrera  |  02:18 PM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Boudreau: Semyon Varlamov likely to practice Wednesday

Coach Bruce Boudreau said that he believes Semyon Varlamov, who has missed nine days of practice with a groin injury, will skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Wednesday and he's hoping that the 22-year-old goaltender will be ready within a week to 10 days. "He knows his body a lot...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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