Capitals Insider: Injuries


Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Injury updates on Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, Jack Hillen, Brooks Laich and Patrick Wey

Checking in with the walking wounded.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Patrick Wey

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Mike Green injured in win over Islanders

The defenseman didn’t return to the game after suffering an injury in the first period.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:09 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Isles, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Troy Brouwer misses practice; Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom reunited on same line

Trroy Brouwer rests Wednesday, while Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom skate on the same line.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Patrick Wey, Practice update, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals shuffle defense again; Grabovski at left wing against Stars

By Katie Carrera  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Stars, Defense, Dustin Penner, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Mikhail Grabovski, Patrick Wey

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Predators

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss in Music City.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Preds, Injuries, John Carlson, Mikhail Grabovski, Patrick Wey, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:43 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Patrick Wey suffers apparent head injury in fight with Predators’ Rich Clune

The rookie defenseman’s first NHL fight resulted in him being unable to finish Sunday’s game.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:43 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Preds, Fighting, Head injuries, Injuries, Patrick Wey, Tom Wilson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Mikhail Grabovski will return to Capitals’ lineup in Nashville

Notes from the morning skate

By Katie Carrera  |  02:49 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Preds, Injuries, Jack Hillen, John Erskine, Julien Brouillette, Mikahil Grabovski

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Jack Hillen questionable, Mikhail Grabovski out against Bruins (updated)

News and notes from Friday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Brooks Laich ‘mentally and physically liberated’ after surgery, optimistic about quick recovery

Veteran forward speaks with reporters about recovery process after undergoing groin surgery.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Nicklas Backstrom ‘absolutely’ will face Bruins; Jack Hillen sidelined (updated)

Nicklas Backstrom participates fully in Thursday’s practice, while Jack Hillen sits out.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Nicklas Backstrom, Practice update

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Nicklas Backstrom, Jack Hillen both leave game against Kings with injuries

The uncertainty of their health could be more damaging than Tuesday’s shootout loss to Los Angeles.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Kings, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Mikhail Grabovski takes part in Capitals’ practice (updated)

Veteran center Mikhail Grabovski participates in practice for the first time since Feb. 27.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:11 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jaroslav Halak, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 10:27 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Jaroslav Halak sidelined by lower-body injury; Braden Holtby faces Sharks (updated)

In a late change, Holtby will made his first start since March 6.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:27 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Sharks, Goaltenders, Injuries, Jaroslav Halak

Posted at 08:38 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Brooks Laich out four to six weeks

The Capitals forward underwent successful surgery Monday to release a tight adductor muscle.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:38 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov on second line during Capitals practice

Notes from the Capitals’ practice on Saturday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Groin injuries, Line combinations, Practice update

Posted at 02:03 AM ET, 03/15/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 win over Vancouver

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Vancouver.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:03 AM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canucks, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Five thoughts, Groin injuries, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Sochi, Tom Wilson

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Brooks Laich visits groin specialist, won’t face Penguins

Brooks Laich is visiting Michael Brunt, who performed his abdominal surgery last spring, in St. Louis.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:40 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Coyotes

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Phoenix.

By  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Coyotes, Five thoughts, Groin injuries, Jaroslav Halak, Karl Alzner

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/08/2014

Jaroslav Halak to make Capitals debut against Phoenix

Notes from the Caps’ Saturday morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Coyotes, Groin injuries, Injuries, Jaroslav Halak, John Erskine, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Capitals without Brooks Laich and John Erskine against Bruins

The Caps will be without two veterans in Boston Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Bruins, Groin injuries, Injuries, John Erskine

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Mikhail Grabovski returns to Washington for evaluation, will not face Bruins

The veteran center aggravated his sprained left ankle against the Panthers on Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:53 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Bruins, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Mikhail Grabovski aggravates ankle injury against Panthers

The veteran center likely wasn’t 100 percent heading into the game against the Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:03 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Jack Hillen doesn’t think a return in Florida is ‘realistic’; Marcus Johansson a game-time decision

Hillen says he’s very close to a return but doesn’t expect to play against Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Jack Hillen assigned to Hershey for conditioning stint

The defenseman takes the next step in recovery from a fractured tibial plateau.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Mike Green passed neuropsychological test, cleared for contact

A Capitals injury update.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Concussions, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 02/08/2014

Mikhail Grabovski hopeful he’ll be ready when NHL resumes after Olympic break

The veteran center expresses his disappointment in not being able to help the Caps climb back into the playoff race.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:37 AM ET, 02/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Capitals will have inexperienced defense against Jets

Washington’s third pairing against the Jets will have a combined one game of NHL experience.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Jets, Defense, Injuries, John Erskine, Julien Brouillette, Mike Green, Patrick Wey, Roster moves

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Mike Green will miss third straight game with concussion

News and notes from the morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:39 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Concussions, Injuries, Lineups, Mike Green

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Injuries piling up for Capitals

With three games left before the Olympic break the Capitals suddenly see their injured list growing rapidly.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Michal Neuvirth to start against Red Wings

Mike Green and Brooks Laich are both game-time decisions.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Red Wings, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 02/01/2014

Brooks Laich misses practice Saturday

The Capitals forward misses practice Saturday after leaving Friday’s game with tightness in his groin.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:31 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Red Wings, Casey Wellman, Injuries

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 02/01/2014

Adam Oates expects Mike Green to play in Sunday’s Capitals-Red Wings game

The Caps defenseman skated Saturday after missing most of the week with a head injury, and his coach expects him to play Sunday.

By Chelsea Janes  |  01:56 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Red Wings, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/01/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss in Detroit

Notes and observations from the loss in Detroit.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Red Wings, Casey Wellman, Injuries, Jason Chimera, Mike Green, penalties

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Mike Green questionable to face Red Wings

News and notes from the morning skate at Joe Louis Arena.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Red Wings, Injuries, Lineups, Mike Green

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Mike Green injured against Blue Jackets (updated)

The Capitals’ defenseman did not return to the contest.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:43 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blue Jackets, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Capitals recall Ryan Stoa

Will the Caps be without another veteran forward in Buffalo?

By Katie Carrera  |  11:11 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Sabres, Injuries, Roster moves, Ryan Stoa

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Mikhail Grabovski will not travel to Buffalo (updated)

News and notes from Monday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:17 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin returns, helps spark Capitals’ 5-0 win over Canadiens

A look at Ovechkin’s 36th goal of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:27 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Groin injuries

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin skates, may return to Capitals’ lineup in Montreal

The star winger had an encouraging practice and hopes to face the Canadiens Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 01/25/2014

Jack Hillen skates with Capitals, still no timetable for return

The defenseman made the trip this weekend and skated with his teammates for the first time since October, but there is still no timetable for his return.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:03 AM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Mikhail Grabovski suffers apparent leg injury against Devils

The Capitals’ biggest loss might not have been on the scoreboard Friday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:19 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Injuries, Jason Chimera, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Alex Ovechkin to miss second game with groin injury

News and notes from the morning skate in Newark.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Groin injuries, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Alex Ovechkin sits out practice, questionable against Devils (updated)

The star right wing misses another skate with an undisclosed lower-body injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Line combinations, Practice update

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Alex Ovechkin game-time decision vs. Senators

The star right winger ended up missing Tuesday’s game with an undisclosed injury suffered Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, Injuries

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Adam Oates searching for a spark by splitting up Ovechkin, Backstrom

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are split as Coach Adam Oates experiments with chemistry.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:34 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes, Injuries, Line combinations, Lineups

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Adam Oates shuffles lines; Alex Ovechkin skates with Mikhail Grabovski and Eric Fehr

The Capitals have new forward lines in Wednesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Line combinations, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 12/28/2013

Brooks Laich practices, will travel to Buffalo

Notes from Capitals’ practice on Saturday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:33 PM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Michael Latta, Practice update

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Brooks Laich suffers setback, won’t face Rangers

The Capitals’ forward is “in a holding pattern“

By Katie Carrera  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Rangers, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Brooks Laich returns to Caps’ lineup vs Ducks, Philipp Grubauer to start

News and notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Ducks, Groin injuries, Injuries, Lineups, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-2 win in Carolina

Notes and observations from the Capitals win over Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Five thoughts, Injuries, Joel Ward, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Power play

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Mikhail Grabovski returns to practice, likely to play against Hurricanes

Notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Goalies, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Braden Holtby to start in Philadelphia; Brooks Laich skates for second straight day

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate in Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Flyers, Casey Wellman, Groin injuries, Injuries, Michael Latta, Roster moves

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Mikhail Grabovski to miss second straight game, Capitals recall Casey Wellman

Washington has recalled AHL forward Casey Wellman.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:55 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Casey Wellman, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michael Latta, Mikhail Grabovski, Roster moves

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Mikhail Grabovski misses practice with the flu

News and notes from Capitals practice Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/14/2013

Erik Gudbranson won’t face supplemental discipline for hit against Eric Fehr

The Panthers defenseman won’t receive a suspension for his hit on Eric Fehr.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Panthers, Eric Fehr, Injuries, John Erskine, Michal Neuvirth, Practice update

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 12/14/2013

Capitals’ Eric Fehr returns to game after being hit in the head by Florida’s Erik Gudbranson

Eric Fehr: “That was a close call, definitely. It definitely stung me. I think I dodged a bullet there.“

By Katie Carrera  |  12:23 AM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Panthers, Eric Fehr, Hits to the head, Injuries, NHL discipline, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Philipp Grubauer to start against Panthers

Notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:27 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Panthers, Injuries, Lineups, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Michal Neuvirth joins Hershey on conditioning stint

The Capitals’ netminder will test out his injured right ankle on a conditioning stint in Hershey this weekend.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:40 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/12/2013

John Erskine nearing return to Capitals’ lineup

The veteran defenseman says he hopes to be back in the lineup at some point over the next week.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, Injuries, John Erskine

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Oates on Brooks Laich skating: ‘I don’t want to get my hopes up’ (updated)

Notes from Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:51 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Practice update

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Braden Holtby will start as Capitals host injury-ravaged Lightning

Notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Lightning, Injuries, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Philipp Grubauer to start against Rangers

Pregame notes ahead of the Caps’ matchup with the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:46 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-NYR, Groin injuries, Injuries, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Michal Neuvirth practices, doesn’t expect to play this weekend

Notes from Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer, Practice update

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Brooks Laich on recurring groin injury: ‘It’s concerning’

It’s been more than a week since the Capitals forward skated, and it’s unclear when he will be back on the ice.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:12 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Capitals recall Patrick Wey, reassign Tyson Strachan to Hershey (updated)

News and notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Patrick Wey, Practice update, Roster moves, Tom Wilson, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Eric Fehr confident, making most of his time on Capitals’ second line

Notes from the Capitals morning skate

By Katie Carrera  |  11:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Canes, Eric Fehr, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Jack Hillen trying to stay positive in spite of another frustrating injury

Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen discusses his recovery from a fractured tibial plateau.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Michal Neuvirth placed on injured reserve, Brooks Laich misses another practice with groin injury (update)

The backup goaltender will be eligible to return to the lineup Saturday against Nashville.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:14 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goalies, Groin injuries, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/30/2013

Dmitry Orlov to make season debut against Islanders, Brooks Laich to miss second straight game

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate on Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Urbom, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Martin Erat, Michael Latta

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Michal Neuvirth injured during warmups, won’t travel to New York (updated)

A last-minute switch in net for Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Goalies, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Brooks Laich won’t face Canadiens, Jay Beagle to play on third line

Oates is hopeful Laich will be able to play Saturday when Washington visits Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Habs, Injuries, Jay Beagle, Lineups

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Brooks Laich misses Capitals’ morning skate but expected to face Senators

Notes from the Capitals’ morning skate

By Katie Carrera  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Sens, Injuries, Lineups, Roster moves, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Michal Neuvirth injured in Capitals practice (updated)

The Capitals’ backup netminder left practice early Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:13 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 11/24/2013

Mikhail Grabovski escapes significant injury after being hit in face by skate

Grabovski needed 20 stitches to close two cuts on his face.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:16 AM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Martin Erat centering second line; Michal Neuvirth to start against Canadiens (updated)

News and notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:01 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Injuries, Lineups, Martin Erat, Mike Green, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Mike Green expected to face Canadiens; Oates undecided about goaltender

News and notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:51 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Injuries, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

John Erskine still working to regain strength, no timeline for a return

Capitals defenseman still has a ways to go in rebuilding the strength in his surgically-repaired knee.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, John Erskine

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Mike Green won’t play against Penguins

Notes from the Capitals’ morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Pens, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups, Mike Green

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Mike Green hopes to be ready to face Penguins (updated)

Notes from the Capitals’ practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, John Erskine, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Blues

Discuss the game as the Capitals host Jaroslav Halak and the St. Louis Blues

By Katie Carrera  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blues, Dmitry Orlov, Injuries, Lineups, Mike Green, Open Thread, Roster moves

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Marcus Johansson a natural fit with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Coach Adam Oates kept Marcus Johansson on the top line for Saturday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Top line

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Mike Green won’t face Red Wings; Tyson Strachan to make Capitals debut

The defenseman will miss his first game of the season after suffering a contusion against Columbus earlier in the week.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Red Wings, Injuries, Lineups, Mike Green, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Mike Green’s status uncertain against Red Wings

The defenseman missed a second practice but will travel with the team to Detroit.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Green, Roster moves

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Mike Green misses Capitals practice with lower-body injury (updated)

The defenseman didn’t take part in Wednesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dmitry Orlov, Injuries, Line combinations, Mike Green, Practice update, Roster moves

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Eric Fehr ready for responsibility on the power play with Alex Ovechkin injured

“I don’t think they’ll be covering me quite as closely as they cover Ovi,” Fehr said of opposing penalty kills.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Eric Fehr, Injuries, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Alex Ovechkin to miss Capitals’ game against Flyers with shoulder injury (updated)

Alex Ovechkin will miss Friday’s game with a shoulder injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, Injuries

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Alex Ovechkin misses practice with upper-body injury (updated)

Notes from Wednesday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:26 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Jay Beagle, Practice update

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/16/2013

John Erskine to miss third consecutive game; projected lineups for Capitals and Rangers

Notes from the Capitals’ morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Rangers, Injuries, John Erskine

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Capitals lines the same ahead of Edmonton matchup; John Erskine skates (updated)

Notes from the Capitals’ morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:26 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Oilers, Injuries, John Erskine, Lineups

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 10/11/2013

John Erskine injured, Nate Schmidt recalled; Connor Carrick, Michael Latta sent to Hershey

Nate Schmidt is expected to make his NHL debut Saturday against the Avalanche.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:22 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  connor carrick, Hershey Bears, Injuries, John Erskine, Michael Latta, Nate Schmidt, Roster moves

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Nicklas Backstrom becomes a father; Capitals recall Michael Latta

The Caps made a few roster moves Tuesday morning and Nicklas Backstrom becomes a father.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Michael Latta, Nicklas Backstrom, Roster moves

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 10/05/2013

Jack Hillen underwent successful surgery; Steve Oleksy to face Stars

Quick notes from the morning skate in Dallas.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:59 PM ET, 10/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Stars, Dallas Stars, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Jack Hillen will undergo surgery Friday, expected to miss months

The Capitals will be without Jack Hillen for an extended period of time.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 11:52 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Adam Oates: Jack Hillen is 'going to be out for a bit'

What does Jack Hillen's injury mean for the Capitals defensive depth?

By Katie Carrera  |  11:52 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flames, Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Brooks Laich: 'I'm in' for season opener

Despite playing a left hip flexor injury, forward says he expects to suit up for the opener in Chicago.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:29 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Brooks Laich misses practice, Tomas Kundratek clears waivers, Joel Ward ill (updated)

Quick notes from Thursday’s practice

By Katie Carrera  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Joel Ward, Philipp Grubauer, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Capitals place Tomas Kundratek on waivers

What does waiving Tomas Kundratek mean for the Capitals’ defensive roster decisions?

By Katie Carrera  |  12:11 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Preseason, Tomas Kundratek, Training Camp

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Brooks Laich leaves practice early, Joel Ward misses skate (updated)

Brooks Laich, who made his preseason debut Monday, experienced some tightness in his hip Tuesday morning.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:48 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Joel Ward, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Brooks Laich focused on being ready for Capitals season opener

Versatile forward says he has learned the value of patience, but the Capitals are still taking a cautious approach.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Brooks Laich takes part in Capitals practice

Brooks Laich is back on the ice with his teammates after sitting out full practices for the first week of training camp with a left hip flexor injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Mike Green: Ice in Baltimore ‘wasn’t very good’ during morning skate

How will the ice conditions hold up in Baltimore?

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Hockey Classic, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, Preseason

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Brooks Laich day-to-day after tweaking left hip flexor (updated)

The first practice of training camp lasted all of 10 minutes before an injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:23 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Training Camp

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Alex Ovechkin on Olympic torch relay, Ilya Kovalchuk and more

Highlights from Alex Ovechkin’s interview with local reporters Tuesday morning.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Injuries, Sochi 2014

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 06/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin says fractured foot is healing well

Alex Ovechkin says his foot is "okay" and discusses playing through injuries.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:14 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, offseason

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin played with fractured left foot in Games 6, 7 against Rangers

Caps winger played the final two games against the Rangers with a hairline fracture in his left foot.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:45 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, George McPhee, Injuries, Playoffs

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Injury updates on Martin Erat, Brooks Laich

Martin Erat suffered a dislocated elbow in Game 4 and Brooks Laich expects to have no problem being ready for training camp following his rehabilitation from minor groin surgery.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:56 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Martin Erat

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Brooks Laich 'encouraged' by recovery process

Brooks Laich discusses his recovery process, clarifies that he had a minor groin procedure in early April.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:11 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Playoffs

Posted at 12:18 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Martin Erat suffers apparent injury to left wrist or forearm in Game 4

Martin Erat suffered an apparent injury to his left wrist or forearm in Game 4 and it's unclear how much time he might miss.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:18 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers Game 4, Injuries, Martin Erat, Playoffs

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Brooks Laich skates with teammates for first time since sports hernia surgery

Brooks Laich is on the ice at Madison Square Garden Wednesday morning, marking the first time he's skated since April 4.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Brooks Laich, Caps-Rangers, Groin injuries, Injuries, Playoffs

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Joel Ward will play in Game 1 against Rangers

Joel Ward will play in Game 1 against the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:58 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers, Caps-Rangers Game 1, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Injuries, Joel Ward, Line combinations

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Joel Ward's status uncertain for Game 1 vs. Rangers

Joel Ward remains hopeful he will be ready for Game 1 on Thursday but is still experiencing some discomfort in his bruised left knee.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:46 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Injuries, Joel Ward, Playoffs

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Capitals being 'careful' with Brooks Laich's recovery

Coach Adam Oates expects that the forward will play this postseason, but not before he’s fully healed.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Joel Ward hopes to be ready for Game 1 vs. Rangers

Joel Ward participates in more drills and other notes from Capitals' practice Monday in Arlington.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:42 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Joel Ward, Line combinations, Playoffs, Practice update

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/28/2013

Brooks Laich had sports hernia surgery, could return for second-round series

Brooks Laich underwent sports hernia surgery in early April, shortly after re-injuring his groin.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Playoffs

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Joel Ward skates but won't face Senators; Michal Neuvirth to start

Notes from the Capitals' morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:11 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sens, Injuries, Joel Ward, Line combinations

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Capitals gear up for final week of regular season (updated)

Notes from the Capitals' practice Monday in Arlington.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Line combinations, Practice update

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Nicklas Backstrom taking part in Caps practice in Montreal (updated)

A day after he took a slap shot to his left arm, Nicklas Backstrom is participating in practice in Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Line combinations, Nicklas Backstrom, Practice update

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Nicklas Backstrom injured in loss to Senators

More damaging than the end of the Capitals' winning streak could be the loss of Nicklas Backstrom, who took a puck off his left arm Thursday night in Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:00 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, Injuries, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Capitals want Brooks Laich 'pain free' before skating again

Coach Adam Oates says surgery is currently not being considered for Brooks Laich but the forward must be pain free before he returns to the ice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Marcus Johansson 'a little sore,' leaves practice early

Marcus Johansson left practice early but is expected to play against the Maple Leafs.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Joel Ward, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2013

Martin Erat will return to Capitals' lineup against Lightning

After missing three games with an injured left leg, Martin Erat is set to return to the Capitals lineup tonight at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Lightning, Injuries, Line combinations, Martin Erat

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Uncertainty about Brooks Laich's groin injury cause for concern

Brooks Laich has missed four straight games and remains sidelined indefinitely by a lower body injury that is negatively impacting his groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, George McPhee, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Joel Ward skates for first time since suffering knee contusion

Notes from the Capitals' practice in Arlington Friday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Joel Ward, Line combinations, Martin Erat, Practice update

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Joel Ward to miss second straight game, out against Hurricanes

Notes from the Capitals' morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:22 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Injuries, Joel Ward, Line combinations

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Injury updates on Brooks Laich, Martin Erat and Joel Ward

The latest updates on Brooks Laich, Martin Erat and Joel Ward.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Joel Ward, Martin Erat

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Martin Erat, Joel Ward not on ice for Capitals morning skate in Montreal

Injured wingers Martin Erat and Joel Ward aren't on the ice for the morning skate in Montreal and are questionable for Tuesday's game.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Habs, Injuries, Joel Ward, Line combinations, Martin Erat, Tom Poti

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Brooks Laich, Martin Erat to miss Capitals' game vs. Lightning

Brooks Laich is slated to see groin specialist Dr. Michael Brunt on Tuesday, while Martin Erat did not suffer a concussion in addition to an apparent left leg injury Coach Adam Oates said.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Martin Erat

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Martin Erat injured against Panthers (updated)

Trade deadline acquisition Martin Erat was injured in the first period at Florida Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:50 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Panthers, Injuries, Martin Erat

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Capitals can't let Brooks Laich's absence slow them down

It's unclear how much time forward will miss with his latest lower-body injury but team knows it can’t dwell on his absence.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/06/2013

Brooks Laich to miss Capitals' game at Panthers (updated)

Brooks Laich, who left Thursday's game with an undisclosed injury, didn't make the trip to Florida and will miss Saturday's game against the Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, Injuries, Line combinations

Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Brooks Laich leaves Capitals' win over Islanders with undisclosed injury

Brooks Laich didn't take a shift in the final 15:26 of the Capitals' 2-1 shootout win over the Islanders because of an undisclosed injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:19 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Injuries

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Alex Ovechkin hit by puck in Capitals practice (updated)

Alex Ovechkin left Capitals practice Thursday after being struck in the face by a puck.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:11 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Practice update

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Eric Fehr out with upper-body injury, won't play against Islanders

Notes from the Capitals morning skate ahead of Tuesday's tilt with the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Isles, Eric Fehr, Injuries, Line combinations

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 03/25/2013

John Erskine, Tomas Kundratek and Tom Poti all make appearance at optional skate (updated)

Injured defensemen John Erskine and Tomas Kundratek both took part in an optional skate Monday in Arlington. Tom Poti, who is also on injured reserve, skated briefly before the workout began.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, John Erskine, Optional practice, Practice update, Tom Poti, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/24/2013

Back in the lineup, Mike Green working to better protect himself on the ice

The Capitals defenseman returned to the lineup and played two games in Winnipeg with no setbacks, but he knows he must take steps to better protect himself on the ice.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Adam Oates: Mike Green a game-time decision against Jets

Capitals defenseman Mike Green is expected to take warmups in Winnipeg but it's still not certain that he will play.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:50 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Jets, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Adam Oates on Mike Green: 'We've got to make sure he is ready'

Defenseman Mike Green says he will play Thursday at the Winnipeg Jets but Coach Adam Oates isn't so sure.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Brooks Laich to make season debut vs. Penguins

Brooks Laich will make his season debut after missing the first 28 games of the season with a groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Groin injuries, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/17/2013

Brooks Laich nearing return from groin injury

He won't play Sunday against Buffalo but Brooks Laich is confident he will return to the lineup soon. "I'm feeling good on the ice and I'm getting really anxious to play," he said. "I'm sure it'll be very, very soon."

By Katie Carrera  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Tomas Kundratek suffers apparent leg injury in win over Carolina

Defenseman Tomas Kundratek won't travel with the team to Boston after suffering an apparent injury to his right leg in the first period of Washington's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:06 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Defense, Injuries, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Brooks Laich skates with Capitals, calls it a 'huge step' in recovery

Capitals forward Brooks Laich takes another step forward in his recovery from a lingering groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:51 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Mike Green 'still a little bit of a ways away' from return to Capitals' lineup

Mike Green skated with teammates for the first time since Feb. 27 and discussed his recovery from his groin injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Groin injuries, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Capitals recall Cameron Schilling; John Erskine and Tom Poti out against Hurricanes

The Capitals have recalled defenseman Cam Schilling and it looks like he will play tonight against the Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:39 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cam Schilling, Caps-Canes, Defense, Injuries, John Erskine, Line combinations, Tom Poti

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 03/09/2013

John Erskine injured in Capitals' loss to Islanders

The defenseman suffered what appeared to be an injury to his left hand or wrist and played only 1:18 in the 5-2 defeat.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:26 PM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Isles, Injuries, John Erskine

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Capitals weigh in on visor debate after Marc Staal injury

NHL players have always preserved their choice to wear, or not wear, visors.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NHL rules, safety, Visors

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Mike Green 'not feeling 100 percent,' Marcus Johansson close to being cleared for contact

Injury updates on Mike Green and Marcus Johansson from Coach Adam Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Mike Green not taking part in Capitals practice

Mike Green, who aggravated a groin injury last week, misses a second straight Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Line combinations, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Mike Green aggravates groin injury, won't travel to Winnipeg

Capitals defenseman Mike Green aggravated his previous groin injury. "It's obviously concerning because of his past history," Adam Oates said.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:42 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/23/2013

Mike Green a game-time decision for Capitals against Devils

Mike Green will take warmups but needs to be completely confident he's ready to play before returning to the lineup. Coach Adam Oates: I can't have him go two shifts and then get hurt.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Mike Green taking the cautious route: 'Better I be safe than sorry'

Capitals defenseman Mike Green says he's feeling better but stresses that he's being cautious with his recovery.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Devils, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Mike Green 'game-time decision' against Devils (updated)

Notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Devils, Injuries, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Capitals encouraged to try cut-resistant, Kevlar-reinforced socks

The Capitals were encouraged to try out cut-resistant socks in Wednesday's practice. There were mixed reviews but many say they'll make the switch.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:07 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jay Beagle, Karl Alzner, Kevlar socks, Matt Hendricks, Roman Hamrlik

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/17/2013

Mike Green out against Rangers

Mike Green will miss the Capitals' game against the Rangers tonight with a lower-body injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Rangers, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 02/16/2013

Brooks Laich discusses "very frustrating" recovery process

Capitals forward Brooks Laich talks about how trying his recovery process from a groin injury has been.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:14 PM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/16/2013

Mike Green's status uncertain for Sunday's game at Rangers

The Capitals defenseman skates briefly Saturday and may miss Sunday's game against the Rangers with a lower-body injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Caps discuss Kevlar socks in wake of injury to Senators' Erik Karlsson

Ottawa's Erik Karlsson suffered a cut Achilles tendon Wednesday night, an injury that could prompt more players to use socks reinforced with Kevlar.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:04 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Fehr, Erik Karlsson, Injuries, Matt Hendricks, Nicklas Backstrom, Ottawa Senators

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Brooks Laich cleared for contact in practice

Capitals forward Brooks Laich, who has yet to make his season debut because of a groin injury, has been cleared to take contact in practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:56 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/09/2013

Injury updates on Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov and Jack Hillen

General Manager George McPhee offers updates on the injury status of Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov and Jack Hillen.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov, George McPhee, Injuries, Jack Hillen

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Capitals place Jack Hillen on injured reserve, recall Tomas Kundratek

Capitals place Jack Hillen on injured reserve, recall Tomas Kundratek

By Katie Carrera  |  12:52 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Roster moves, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 09:04 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Jack Hillen leaves Capitals season opener with injury

Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen was forced to leave the game after suffering a left shoulder injury in the second period.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:04 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Jack Hillen, Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Caps will need group effort to make up for Brooks Laich's absence

Several players will take over his role.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:52 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Capitals, Capitals injuries, Training Camp

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Nicklas Backstrom: 'No concussion'

I'm 100 percent" -- Backstrom said.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Head injuries, Nicklas Backstrom, Training Camp

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Troy Brouwer: 'This team revolves around Nicky Backstrom'

Teammates hope the No. 1 center's injury isn't too serious, because they need him to be at their best.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Head injuries, Nicklas Backstrom