Alex Ovechkin and Jason Arnott are out on the ice for Capitals’ practice in full pads and, through the first 10 minutes, are participating fully in the drills. This is the first time that either player has practiced with the rest of the team since injuries knocked them both out of the lineup.
Both Ovechkin and Arnott are wearing powder blue jerseys, but that appears to be more of a line designation than a no-contact sweater. Jay Beagle is wearing a blue jersey as well.
A few other quick notes from the start of this session:
--Mike Green skated in full pads this morning but was only on the ice for about 25 minutes, the majority of which came before his teammates started full practice. Green has missed 20 of the last 22 games with concussions suffered on Feb. 6 when he was struck in the head by a puck and again on Feb. 25 when he was hit by the Rangers’ Derek Stepan. Last week Boudreau said the team believed it would know if Green would be able to return prior to the start of the playoffs.
--Michal Neuvirth is out on the ice for the first time since he became sick on Friday.
--Eight defensemen, excluding Green, are all skating this morning, including Tom Poti.
--Lines from this morning: