Capitals Insider: Training Camp


Posted at 12:17 AM ET, 09/29/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals' 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks

Notes on the preseason finale.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:17 AM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five thoughts, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 09/28/2013

Capitals place defenseman Tyson Strachan on waivers

Where does the defense stand now?

By Katie Carrera  |  04:48 PM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Preseason, Roster moves, Training Camp, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 09/28/2013

Brooks Laich won't play in Capitals' preseason finale

The Capitals winger will not play in tonight's preseason finale, but expects to be ready for the opener Tuesday.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:34 PM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, capitals, Training Camp

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 09/28/2013

Five thoughts from the Capitals' 6-3 win over the Flyers

Notes on Zac Rinaldo's hit on Mikhail Grabovski, Tom Wilson and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:23 AM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Capitals projected lineup against Flyers

Notes from the Capitals' morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:12 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Preseason, Training Camp

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 09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Capitals roster notes from George McPhee, Adam Oates as team enters final three preseason games

General Manager George McPhee and Coach Adam Oates discuss a number of subjects that offer a window into how they’ll shape the opening night roster.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps roster, George McPhee, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Martin Erat to take a turn at center

Coach Adam Oates’s preseason of experimentation continues with Martin Erat taking a turn at center.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:57 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Martin Erat, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Capitals want to see all-around game from Dmitry Orlov

Can defensive prospect Dmitry Orlov make his way back to the NHL full time?

By Katie Carrera  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Calle Johansson, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Preseason, 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 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 05:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Lining up the Capitals’ lines

The possibilities and the pros and cons for the opening night lineup seem endlessly complicated.

By Chelsea Janes  |  05:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, capitals, Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Joel Ward, Martin Erat, Mathieu Perreault, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Grabovski ready to make Capitals debut, Carrick signs pro deal

Capitals’ biggest free agent set to make his debut in Washington’s preseason game in Boston.

By Chelsea Janes  |  01:38 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, capitals, connor carrick, Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Capitals defenseman John Erskine prepares for top-four workload once again

Coach Adam Oates on John Erskine: “He’s not losing his job. He’s not. It’s not even up for grabs. He’s top four on our team.”

By Katie Carrera  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Calle Johansson, John Erskine, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Connor Carrick sticking around, standing out

The young defenseman is still in camp, and has forced the Capitals’ to consider turning him pro, rather than sending him back to juniors.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:46 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitals, connor carrick, Training Camp

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 09/21/2013

Capitals trim roster to 36, send Andre Burakovsky to Erie

The first-round pick makes the expected move to juniors, but earns praise from Coach Adam Oates.

By Chelsea Janes  |  04:15 PM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Andre Burakovsky, capitals, Capitals Insider, Mikhail Grabovski, 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 04:26 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Adam Oates on Tom Wilson: ‘I would like to keep him around us’

Coach believes that bringing Tom Wilson to the NHL this year would address a need for grit and size.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:26 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Mikhail Grabovski will practice at KCI Tuesday

The Caps can begin to integrate their newest player into the mix and get a better idea of how the lineup will work.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:05 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Garrett Mitchell eager to learn from Oates; projected roster for preseason tilt at Flyers

Mitchell hopes to extend his learning curve

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Garrett Mitchell, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin no worse for wear after high-stick scare

Alex Ovechkin grateful to avoid any serious harm from a high stick in the preseason opener.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:38 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Eric Fehr giving center a shot this preseason

A career winger, Eric Fehr didn’t see any downside to trying his hand as a centerman during training camp and the preseason.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:31 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Eric Fehr, Preseason, Training Camp

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 02:10 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Mikhail Grabovski will attend Caps’ first preseason game, visa issues remain (updated)

Mikhail Grabovski is expected to practice with the team on Sunday at KCI.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:10 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

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 09:47 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Mikhail Grabovski not in Washington for first day of training camp (updated)

The Caps top offseason acquisition isn’t on the ice in Arlington for the first day of camp because of visa issues.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mikhail Grabovski, Training Camp

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Top questions facing the Capitals heading into training camp

A look at some of the top questions the Caps will answer over 18 days of training camp and eight preseason games.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, John Erskine, Martin Erat, Steve Oleksy, Tom Wilson, Tomas Kundratek, Training Camp

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Capitals training camp roster, schedule

Camp begins Thursday and runs 18 days until the season opener Oct. 1 in Chicago.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:39 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training Camp

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Tom Poti could return in Caps season opener Saturday

General Manager George McPhee said it's possible Tom Poti plays in the Capitals season opener at Tampa Bay Saturday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee, Tom Poti, Training Camp

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Tom Poti will rejoin Capitals for Thursday night practice

After a two-game conditioning assignment with the Hershey Bears, Tom Poti will rejoin the Capitals Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:41 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tom Poti, Training Camp

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 04:00 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Caps return prospect Tom Wilson to OHL's Plymouth Whalers

After taking part in four days of training camp, Tom Wilson was returned to his junior team.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

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

Adam Oates 'absolutely' would use Alex Ovechkin on penalty kill

Coach Adam Oates explains why he would use Alex Ovechkin on the penalty kill.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:02 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Penalty Kill, Training Camp

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Calle Johansson on encouraging defensemen to join the rush

Assistant coach Calle Johansson's full comments about how the Capitals want all defensemen to be prepared to jump up in the play.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:56 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Calle Johansson, Training Camp

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Joey Crabb looks to forge role with Caps

After long road trips in the ECHL during the lockout, Joey Crabb is ready to find his place with the Capitals.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps roster, Caps' preseason, Caps' training camp, Joey Crabb, Training Camp, Washington Capitals

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Caps work out some kinks in scrimmage

Scrimmage gave Caps some game experience heading into opener.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:45 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training Camp

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 11:16 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Updated: Ovechkin, Johansson collide but both say they're 'OK'

Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson give a scare Tuesday as they collide in a scrimmage but both have returned to the ice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Training Camp

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Capitals assign Cam Schilling to Hershey

Long shot bid for a roster spot ends for now.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:53 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cam Schilling, Capitals, Caps roster, Defense, Training Camp

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Capitals practice update: Line combinations

Check out the line combinations from Monday's training camp.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Training Camp

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Eric Fehr is happy to be back with Capitals

The right wing is officially back with Washington, where he spent his first six NHL seasons, after his one-year deal with the Capitals is annouced.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:24 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Fehr, Training Camp

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/13/2013

Brooks Laich not on the ice for the start of Capitals camp

Check out the lines and defensive pairings from the first day of Capitals training camp

By Katie Carrera  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Training Camp

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/13/2013

Updated: Caps send Tom Poti to Hershey for conditioning assignment

Tom Poti heads to Hershey for a conditioning stint.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tom Poti, Training Camp

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 01/12/2013

Mike Green healthy, ready to start new season

The lockout gave the Capitals defenseman ample time to recover from sports hernia surgery.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:41 PM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Green, Training Camp

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 01/12/2013

Capitals set to sign Eric Fehr

The Capitals are planning to bring back right wing Eric Fehr for more forward depth, assuming he passes a physical.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Fehr, Training Camp

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/12/2013

Michal Neuvirth, Wojtek Wolski join Capitals skate

Most of the Capitals take part in one final informal workout before the start of training camp Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michal Neuvirth, Training Camp, Wojtek Wolski

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 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 06:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Tom Wilson will attend Caps training camp

Tom Wilson will attend Caps training camp

By Katie Carrera  |  06:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Brooks Laich, Tom Poti are back in Washington

Brooks Laich skated for less than an hour primarily alone Thursday morning, apparently testing an injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Cam Schilling, Joel Ward, Joey Crabb, Tom Poti, Training Camp

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Alzner, Brouwer, Johansson among new arrivals on the ice

A total of 15 players are taking part in the informal skate Wednesday morning.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeff Schultz, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Nicklas Backstrom, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

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