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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Joel Ward nominated for Masterton Trophy

After an unlikely journey to the NHL, Joel Ward has been nominated for the Masterton Trophy.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:20 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joel Ward, Masterton Trophy, NHL awards

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Dustin Penner hoping for smooth transition with Capitals

The big winger is coming from the NHL’s first-place team to one that is on the outside of the playoff picture.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Dustin Penner, NHL trade deadline, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Capitals acquire goaltender Jaroslav Halak, send Michal Neuvirth to Sabres

Washington sends Michal Neuvirth to Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:52 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allan Walsh, Buffalo Sabres, Jaroslav Halak, Michal Neuvirth, NHL trade deadline

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/05/2014

NHL trade deadline: Martin St. Louis to Rangers for Ryan Callahan, picks

Follow along with all the moves as the deadline approaches.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dustin Penner, Martin Erat, NHL trade deadline, Rostislav Klesla, Trades

Posted at 01:03 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Capitals part ways with Martin Erat, trade winger to Phoenix

After a turbulent 11 months, the Capitals have sent disgruntled forward Martin Erat to Phoenix.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:03 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Brown, Martin Erat, NHL trade deadline, Phoenix Coyotes, Rostislav Klesla

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Capitals acquire Dustin Penner from Anaheim

Capitals add a top-six left wing the day before the trade deadline.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dustin Penner, NHL trade deadline, Trades

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Dmitry Orlov suspended two games for boarding Flyers’ Brayden Schenn

The defenseman will be eligible to return Saturday against Phoenix.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:31 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Dmitry Orlov, NHL discipline

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Will Dmitry Orlov be suspended for boarding Philadelphia’s Brayden Schenn? (Video)

The hit and five-minute major penalty cost the Caps Sunday’s game. But was it suspension worthy?

By Katie Carrera  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, Dmitry Orlov, NHL discipline

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Which Capitals can play in the AHL during the Olympic break?

Here’s an explainer on which Capitals can and can’t play in the AHL during the NHL’s two-week Olympic break.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Casey Wellman, connor carrick, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Jack Hillen, Julien Brouillette, NHL Olympic Break, Patrick Wey, Roster moves, Sochi 2014

Posted at 12:56 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Oates: Mike Weber’s dangerous hit on Nicklas Backstrom ‘should have been a penalty’

Should the Sabres’ defenseman receive supplemental discipline for his hit on Nicklas Backstrom?

By Katie Carrera  |  12:56 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sabres, NHL discipline, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 12:57 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Alex Ovechkin upset referees missed headshot by Chris Neil

The star winger calls out Monday night’s officials.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:57 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sens, NHL discipline

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Alex Ovechkin sixth fastest to score 400 goals in NHL history

The Capitals’ star winger records his 400th goal in the same building where he was drafted back in 2004.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:22 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  400 goals, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Canes, NHL milestones

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Tom Wilson on his hit against Brayden Schenn: ‘I cost the team the game’

The Capitals’ rookie makes his first comments about his hit and disciplinary hearing.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:19 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/20/2013

A primer on the NHL’s holiday roster freeze

The roster freeze went into effect Thursday night, but there are some exceptions to the blanket rule prohibiting trades and moves that require waivers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBA, NHL rules, Roster moves

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 12/19/2013

No suspension for Tom Wilson

Capitals rookie Tom Wilson was not suspended for his charging hit on Flyers’ Brayden Schenn in second period of Tuesday night’s loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:07 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Oates defends Tom Wilson as Capitals await NHL discipline ruling

Coach Adam Oates maintains that Brayden Schenn could have avoided the brunt of Tom Wilson’s hit.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:04 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Tom Wilson will have disciplinary hearing Thursday for hit on Brayden Schenn

The Capitals rookie could receive up to a five-game suspension for his hit.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:26 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Adam Oates on Tom Wilson’s hit against Brayden Schenn: ‘It’s a clean hit’

The Capitals and Flyers react to Wilson’s hit on Brayden Schenn.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin named NHL first star of the week

The Caps star winger had quite the week with five goals and six points, but there’s still room for improvement Coach Adam Oates says.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, NHL, Star of the Week

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 08:02 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Richard Panik suspended two games for boarding Karl Alzner

Check out the NHL’s suspension explanation.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:02 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Lightning, Karl Alzner, NHL, NHL discipline

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Alex Ovechkin scores two goals, ties Alexander Steen for league lead in Caps’ win

The star winger’s two goals fueled Washington’s 4-1 win over the Blues and tied him for the league lead in goals.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:33 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blues, NHL scoring race

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 11/15/2013

George McPhee weighs in on potential changes to overtime format

The Caps’ general manager doesn’t want to see overtime extended or include a 3-on-3 format.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:20 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee, NHL rules, Overtime

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Capitals react to Steven Stamkos’s injury

The NHL will be without one of its top young stars indefinitely after Steven Stamkos suffered a broken tibia Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Around the NHL, Nicklas Backstrom, Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

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

Former Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov arrested on domestic violence charges

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov faces kidnapping and assault charges.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:31 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NHL, Colorado Avalanche, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Troy Brouwer on collision with Derek Stepan: ‘I pride myself on being an honest player’ (updated)

Troy Brouwer says his hit on Derek Stepan was accidental. “I pride myself on being an honest player and tried to get out of the way without causing as much damage as possible.“

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Rangers, NHL discipline, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:54 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Jason Chimera fined for boarding Oilers’ Justin Schultz

Capitals winger Jason Chimera has been fined for his hit on Edmonton defenseman Justin Schultz in Monday night’s game.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Oilers, Fines, Jason Chimera, NHL discipline

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Adam Oates on Tomas Hertl’s goal: ‘Don’t disrespect the league’

Coach Adam Oates weighs in on the flashy goal by Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Around the NHL, San Jose Sharks

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/30/2013

NHL 2013-14 divisional previews and predictions

Stats guru Neil Greenberg's divisional previews and predictions for the 2013-14 season.

By Neil Greenberg  |  11:15 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL 2013-14 preview

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ preseason loss in Boston

Mikhail Grabovski makes his preseason debut, Connor Carrick scores and penalty minutes pile up.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Brooks Laich, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, NHL rules, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Alex Ovechkin on NHL’s jersey tuck rule: ‘We individuals It’s stupid’

The Caps winger thinks the NHL’s new rule against tucking in jerseys robs players of their individuality.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, NHL rules

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Capitals take note of new NHL nets

The Capitals played with the NHL’s new nets for the first time Saturday night. The changes are subtle, but require adjustments from players.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Karl Alzner, NHL rules, Philipp Grubauer, Training Camp

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Capitals' 2013 draft class

A look at each of the six players the Capitals chose in the 2013 NHL draft Sunday in New Jersey.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:42 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 NHL Draft, Prospects

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/30/2013

2013 NHL Draft updates: Capitals take Andre Burakovsky with 23rd pick

Keep up with the Capitals' picks and any significant trade action from around the league during the 2013 NHL Draft, which kicks off at 3 p.m. Sunday in Newark..

By Katie Carrera  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 NHL Draft

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 06/15/2013

Alex Ovechkin wins third Hart Memorial Trophy

Alex Ovechkin has become just the eighth player in NHL history to win the Hart Memorial Trophy as hockey's most valuable player three or more times in his career.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:40 PM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Hart Trophy, NHL awards, offseason

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/05/2013

NHL closer to making visors mandatory

The NHL's competition committee recommended making visors mandatory for all players entering the league beginning next season.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, NHL rules, NHLPA, Visors

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Alex Ovechkin a finalist for Hart Trophy

The Caps star won the award back-to-back years in 2008 and 2009.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  10:08 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Hart Trophy, NHL awards

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Rangers could have reinforcements on the way for Game 2

The Rangers could welcome back a couple injured players in Game 2 of its Eastern Conference quarterfinals series with the Washington Capitals.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:41 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Rangers, Caps-Rangers Game 2; NHL playoffs

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Rangers trying to avoid a 'war of words' with Capitals

Players insists it isn’t focused on their previous playoff encounters with the Capitals in recent years.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:08 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Rangers, NHL playoffs

Posted at 12:45 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Alex Ovechkin scores empty-net goal

After missing several opportunities this season, Alex Ovechkin finally records an empty net goal. But it turns out he didn't even need to put the puck in the net.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:45 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Lightning, NHL rulebook, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Martin Erat on trade to Capitals: 'I just want to win'

"I'm getting older, and I don't have seven, eight years to wait for another chance," Erat said.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  07:26 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Erat, NHL trade deadline, Roman Hamrlik, Trade deadline

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/03/2013

NHL trade deadline: Blue Jackets acquire Marian Gaborik; Jason Pominville to Minnesota

Updates on the Caps and around the league as the 3 p.m. trade deadline approaches.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL trade deadline

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Jaromir Jagr headed to Boston; other NHL trade deadline news (updated)

The NHL's trade deadline is Wednesday at 3 p.m. but league executives were busy acquiring players on Tuesday. Here's a running list of the moves.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:13 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jaromir Jagr, NHL trade deadline

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Capitals on realignment, residing in 'much tougher' division

NHL realignment is a done deal, which means starting next season the Capitals will be part of a juggernaut eight-team division. "It's a tougher division, much tougher," Karl Alzner said.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:39 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, Kirk Muller, NHL, Realignment, Tom Poti

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 03/07/2013

NHLPA approves realignment

The NHLPA has given its consent for realignment, check out what that will entail for the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:17 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, NHLPA, Realignment

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 02:01 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Caps' Jason Chimera discusses realignment

Capitals NHLPA representative Jason Chimera discusses what the players would like to see in a realignment plan.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:01 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Chimera, NHL, NHLPA, Realignment

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/04/2013

John Erskine on suspension: 'I don't think it was a reckless play'

The Caps defenseman says he's 'not happy' with his three-game ban for elbowing Wayne Simmonds.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Erskine, NHL discipline, Suspensions

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 02/02/2013

John Erskine suspended three games for elbowing

Capitals defenseman John Erskine won't be eligible to return to the lineup until Feb. 9 against Florida.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:46 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, John Erskine, NHL discipline, Suspensions

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 02/02/2013

John Erskine faces disciplinary hearing for elbow (updated)

The Capitals defenseman could face supplemental discipline for elbowing Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:26 AM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, John Erskine, Matt Hendricks, NHL discipline

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 01/22/2013

NHL makes rule changes on handling the puck, faceoffs

The NHL made a few rule changes for this season, including minor penalties for covering the puck anywhere on the ice or batting the puck while trying to win a faceoff.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:01 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Jay Beagle, NHL rules

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Leonsis: Lockout didn't damage relationship with Capitals players

Capitals owner Ted Leonsis was a member of the NHL's negotiating committee during the lockout but said the dispute didn't damage his relationship with the players.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, NHL lockout, Ted Leonsis, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Ted Leonsis talks about the NHL lockout

Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis discusses the lockout and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:53 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Capitals hold open practice Thursday night at Verizon Center

Capitals look to mend fences with fans at open practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fans, NHL lockout, Training Camp

Posted at 10:46 PM ET, 01/12/2013

Capitals schedule released

Breaking down the Capitals schedule.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:46 PM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012-13 season, NHL lockout, Schedule

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/11/2013

No 'ill feelings' between Troy Brouwer, Roman Hamrlik

Troy Brouwer, Roman Hamrlik put their war of words from the lockout behind them.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:45 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Roman Hamrlik, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Brooks Laich on lockout: 'We just punched our sport in the face'

Brooks Laich is back in Washington, dishing on everything from the lockout to his time in Switzerland and his excitement to play for Adam Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, NHL lockout

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 01/09/2013

NHL Board of Governors ratifies new CBA

"I am sorry" -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman

By Katie Carrera  |  05:01 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 01/08/2013

NHL planning to open training camps on Sunday

The NHL is targeting Sunday as the start of training camps, with the regular season slated to begin Jan. 19.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:28 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Daly, NHL lockout, Schedule

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 01/08/2013

A look at how many games the Caps played during the lockout

The Caps are preparing for a quick turnaround.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:23 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Training Camp

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Capitals players offer apologies to fans

Several Capitals players apologize to fans for the lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:10 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fans, Karl Alzner, Matt Hendricks, NHL lockout, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Capitals getting back to normal in Arlington

The new CBA might not be ratified yet, but the players are back in the Capitals dressing room in Arlington.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Beagle, John Carlson, NHL lockout

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Alex Ovechkin to return to Washington early this week

Despite suggesting that he might stay in Russia after the lockout ended, Alex Ovechkin will return to Washington early this week.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:15 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, NHL lockout, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Ted Leonsis thanks Caps fans for patience during lockout

Caps owner thanks fans for "patience, support and understanding" during the NHL lockout, which finally is coming to an end after a marathon bargaining session on Day 113.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:55 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 01/06/2013

Capitals react to the end of the NHL lockout

Several Capitals share their initial reaction to the end of the lockout on Twitter.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:06 AM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 01/06/2013

NHL lockout: Owners, players reach tentative agreement on CBA framework

The NHL and NHLPA have reached an agreement on the framework of a new CBA. Hockey is back.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:40 AM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Jason Chimera: 'I don't trust Gary Bettman right now'

Negotiations remain in a fragile state, so don't get too excited just yet.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:16 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Chimera, NHL lockout

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 01/03/2013

NHLPA doesn't file disclaimer, 'some progress' made in labor negotiations

The NHLPA doesn't file disclaimer and will resume negotiations with the NHL Thursday morning.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:09 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/02/2013

NHLPA reviewing league's latest offer, facing disclaimer deadline

The back-and-forth between the two sides continues as the union's self-imposed deadline to file a disclaimer of interest approaches.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 12/28/2012

NHL owners make new CBA offer to NHLPA

The two sides have not met since Dec. 13, and as of Friday morning no future sessions have been scheduled. Here’s a roundup of the latest NHL lockout news and notes.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:11 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 12/20/2012

NHL cancels games through Jan. 14 (updated)

A total of 625 regular-season games -- 50.8 percent of the season-- were scheduled for October 11 through January 14.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:18 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Caps broadcast team spending NHL lockout by rocking the red at high school games

The Caps may not be playing thanks to the NHL lockout, but the team's production staff is bringing a professional touch to local high school hockey games.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:02 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 12/14/2012

NHL files class action complaint against NHLPA in federal court

The league announced it had filed a class action complaint in New York Federal Court to declare the lockout legal as well as an unfair labor practice charge to the National Labor Relations Board.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:26 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Obama tells NHL players, owners to 'do right by your fans'

President Barack Obama urges a resolution to the NHL lockout and a roundup of the latest noteworthy links about the work stoppage.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, NHL lockout

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 12/11/2012

NHL, NHLPA set to resume negotiations Wednesday

A roundup of the latest lockout news.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:38 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Karl Alzner, NHL lockout, Roman Hamrlik

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 12/10/2012

NHL cancels games through Dec. 30

Another round of cuts are expected to come from the NHL Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:12 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/07/2012

For one night, professional hockey returned to Washington

Hockey returned to Verizon Center Thursday night, but not the NHL. Check out what fans in attendance had to say.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL Showcase, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Jason Chimera maintains even-keeled outlook to NHL labor negotiations

Capitals' NHLPA player representative Jason Chimera offers some perspective on the latest round of lockout discussions.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Chimera, NHL lockout

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Braden Holtby's back in Washington, with Hershey Bears

Braden Holtby is back in net at Verizon Center Thursday night as the Hershey Bears come to Washington for the AHL Showcase.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL Showcase, Braden Holtby, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/06/2012

NHL labor negotiations to continue Thursday

A roundup of the latest NHL labor negotiation links.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Optimism for NHL labor negotiations after constructive day'

Finally some traction? A roundup of the latest news in the NHL labor negotiations.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ron Burkle, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Alex Ovechkin says his soul is in NHL, with Capitals

For the first time during the lockout, Alex Ovechkin says he will return to North America when the NHL resumes.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, NHL lockout

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 12/02/2012

NHL, NHLPA to meet Tuesday

A handful of owners and players will meet in the latest attempt to find traction in negotiations.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:54 PM ET, 12/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 11/29/2012

No progress in mediation sessions between NHL, NHLPA

After two days of sessions with federal mediators, there's still no traction between the league and players' union.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:26 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Forbes: Caps worth $250 million, lost $1 million in 2012

Forbes' annual NHL valuations are out.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forbes, Forbes valuations, NHL lockout, NHL valuations, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Caps season ticket holders vent about the lockout

Many Capitals season ticket holders who are on the fence about keeping their seats shared their views on the lockout. Check out what they had to say.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:54 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Jason Chimera will return to the United States

The veteran winger missed his family and decided to leave HC Chomutov in the Czech Republic.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:10 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Adam Oates ends six-week run coaching Bears

Capitals Coach Adam Oates ended a six-week run as co-coach of the AHL's Bears last week, GM George McPhee said Tuesday.

By Barry Svrluga  |  05:33 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, AHL, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 11/26/2012

NHL, NHLPA to meet with federal mediators

The two sides agree to involve federal mediators as they look to resolve the lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:36 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Mathieu Perreault to play in Finland

The 24-year-old forward joins a growing list of Capitals to head overseas during the NHL lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:46 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mathieu Perreault, NHL lockout

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 11/23/2012

NHL cancels games through Dec. 14 and 2013 All-Star Game

With no end in sight to the lockout, the NHL canceled games through Dec. 14 and also did away with All-Star weekend.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:03 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Troy Brouwer frustrated by comments from Roman Hamrlik and Michal Neuvirth

The Capitals' alternate NHLPA representative does not agree with his two teammates' views about the NHL lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:12 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michal Neuvirth, NHL lockout, Roman Hamrlik, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Bettman: NHL, NHLPA still far apart'

Labor negotiations hit yet another roadblock on the NHL lockout's 67th day.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:35 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012

NHL requests full proposal from NHLPA

A round up of the latest lockout news and links.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 11/16/2012

NHL suggests two-week break in labor negotiations

With no progress in sight, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman suggests the two weeks take a break from negotiations.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:52 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Jason Chimera signs with HC Chomutov in Czech Republic

The veteran winger is the seventh Capital to sign overseas during the NHL lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:52 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Chimera, NHL lockout

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Nicklas Backstrom scores hat trick in Dynamo Moscow victory

Check out the highlights from Dynamo Moscow's 4-3 overtime win Wednesday.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Dynamo Moscow, NHL lockout, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Lockout an unavoidable backdrop to Hall of Fame inductions

NHLPA special council Steve Fehr spoke about where things stand in NHL labor negotiations at a sports management conference Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:32 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 11/10/2012

NHL lockout: Negotiations sour after week of meetings

Get caught up on the latest he-said, he-said in the NHL labor negotiations.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:07 AM ET, 11/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Jay Beagle on trying to keep a routine during NHL lockout

The Caps center is one of a small group still practicing at least three times a week at Kettler.

By Eric Detweiler  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Jeff Halpern, NHL lockout

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Adam Oates on Hall of Fame nerves, waiting for NHL lockout to end

Short summary of story

By Eric Detweiler  |  12:20 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Hockey Hall of Fame, NHL lockout

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 11/04/2012

NHL, NHLPA to continue talks after lengthy Saturday session

The two sides are expected to meet again early this week after a lengthy meeting between Bill Daly and Steve Fehr on Saturday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:57 AM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/02/2012

NHL cancels 2013 Winter Classic

With no end to the lockout in sight, the NHL canceled the 2013 Winter Classic Friday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout, Winter Classic

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Ovechkin misses game with bronchitis, Backstrom records first KHL goal

A roundup of the latest lockout news and notes.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:04 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Marcus Johansson signs with BIK Karlskoga in Sweden

Marcus Johansson signs with team in the second-tier Swedish league. He becomes the sixth Capitals player to sign overseas during the lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:38 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Johansson, NHL lockout

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 10/26/2012

NHL cancels all games in November (updated)

A day after its deadline to save a full season, the league wipes out the entire month of November.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:06 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/25/2012

NHL’s deadline expected to pass without deal; league may announce cancellations Friday

Thursday marks the NHL's deadline to have a new CBA in place in time to play a full season and it's expected to pass without a deal. The league could announce more cancellations as early as Friday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Obama weighs in on NHL lockout

During a segment on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, President Obama tells the NHL and NHLPA to "Get this done".

By Katie Carrera  |  09:42 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, NHL lockout

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Daly: ‘No wiggle room’ on NHL deadline to save full season

Despite speculation to the contrary, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says there is no flexibility in Thursday's deadline to save a full season.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:22 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 10:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012

NHL lockout: No meetings scheduled with deadline looming

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says no meetings have been scheduled with the NHLPA for this week, nor does he expect any to be.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 09:43 PM ET, 10/23/2012

NHL lockout roundup: Reactions to NHL’s end-around

A roundup of the latest notable articles on the NHL lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:43 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Nicklas Backstrom makes KHL debut in Dynamo Moscow win

Check out video highlights of Nicklas Backstrom's KHL debut. He and Alex Ovechkin combined for three points in Dynamo Moscow's 3-0 win over Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:03 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Dynamo Moscow, KHL, NHL lockout, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/19/2012

NHL cancels games through November 1

The NHL cancels another week's worth of games. Deadline to reach an agreement and salvage a full 82-game season is Oct. 25. Tick, tock.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Gary Bettman: NHL labor negotiations took ‘step backwards’

The NHL rejected three offers presented by the NHLPA on Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:52 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Fehr, Gary Bettman, NHL lockout, NHLPA

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Nicklas Backstrom signs with KHL’s Dynamo Moscow (Updated)

Nicklas Backstrom will play with fellow Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin this season after all — but in Russia. On a day when the players reject the NHL’s labor proposal, the Swede Backstrom was heading to Moscow. 

By Katie Carrera  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Dynamo Moscow, NHL, NHL lockout, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/17/2012

A look at the Dynamo Moscow experience

Short summary of story

By Katie Carrera  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Dynamo Moscow, NHL, NHL lockout

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/17/2012

All eyes on the NHLPA after owners’ latest proposal

Now that the NHL's offer is out for all to see, attention shifts to the NHLPA and how it will respond.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, NHL lockout, NHLPA

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 10/17/2012

NHL releases details of latest CBA proposal

In an unprecedented move, the NHL released the full text of its latest CBA proposal to the public. Check it out.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:26 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, NHL CBA, NHL lockout

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/16/2012

NHL owners include 50-50 revenue split in latest CBA offer

The NHL made a new CBA offer Tuesday that includes a 50-50 revenue split, contingent upon playing a condensed 82-game season that would begin Nov. 2.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donald Fehr, Gary Bettman, NHL, NHL lockout, NHLPA

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 10/16/2012

NHL, NHLPA to resume talks today

Lockout links: The NHL hired a Republican party strategist to help league craft lockout message and win back public opinion.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:06 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Braden Holtby feels ‘fortunate to be playing’ during NHL lockout

With no end in sight to the labor dispute between owners and players, the young goalie is back with the AHL's Bears for the foreseeable future.

By Washington Post Sports Editors  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Braden Holtby, Goalies, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/04/2012

ESPN The Magazine: Has Ovechkin ‘lost’ D.C.?

In their D.C. themed issue, ESPN the Magazine wonders out loud whether Alex Ovechkin has "lost" the hearts of D.C.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, NHL lockout, Roundup

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/04/2012

NHL cancels regular season games through Oct. 24 (updated)

With no end to the lockout in sight, the NHL has canceled regular season games through Oct. 24.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Hershey Bears hope to make a good impression with Oates

Bears hope to leave a lasting impression with Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:49 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, AHL, Garrett Mitchell, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout, Ryan Potulny

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/30/2012

Adam Oates will help coach AHL’s Hershey Bears during NHL lockout

Capitals coach Adam Oates will serve as co-coach of the AHL's Hershey Bears for the duration of the NHL lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Brooks Laich signs with Kloten Flyers in Switzerland

Brooks Laich has officially signed in Switzerland, making him the third Capitals player to ink a deal overseas during the NHL lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, NHL lockout

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/27/2012

NHL cancels remaining preseason games

With no agreement in sight, the NHL cancels all remaining preseason games.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL lockout

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Ovechkin records assist, shootout goal in Dynamo Moscow victory

Alex Ovechkin recorded an assist, shootout goal in Dynamo Moscow's 3-2 shootout win Wednesday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:12 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Dynamo Moscow, KHL, NHL lockout

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Ovechkin records assist, shootout goal in Dynamo Moscow victory

Alex Ovechkin records an assist, shootout goal in Dynamo Moscow's 3-2 shootout win Wednesday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:12 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Dynamo Moscow, KHL, NHL lockout

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 08/02/2010

Former Caps defenseman Morrisonn signs with Buffalo

Free agent defenseman Shaone Morrisonn signed a two-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres, leaving the Capitals after six seasons

By Katie Carrera  |  08:52 PM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Sabres, NHL free agency, Shaone Morrisonn, Washington Capitals

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/14/2010

Alex Ovechkin says he's healthy

One day after causing a small stir at Kettler Capitals Iceplex when he left practice early, Alex Ovechkin returned to the ice Wednesday, stayed for the entire session and afterward confirmed that he's ready to go. "Yeah," he said when asked if he's 100 percent before explaining his early departure...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Ovechkin, Carey Price, NHL, National Hockey League, Washington Capitals