Update, 12:01 p.m.: Tomas Vokoun came off the ice roughly 30 minutes into practice after a brief conversation with assistant coach Jim Johnson. Turns out the veteran netminder was given the go-ahead to leave practice as the rest of the team wrapped up the session with roughly 15 more minutes on a power play drill.
“Practice was over. They told me it was just power play, they were doing one end [of the ice], so they told me to go back,” Vokoun said.
Vokoun has a full no-movement clause on his contract and when he met with reporters after practice, the 35-year-old Czech said he has not been asked to waive it.
“I haven’t even think about it. They didn’t approach me, so I’m not going to speculate on that,” Vokoun said when asked if he would be willing to leave. “I don’t give it any thought, I’m not expecting it.”
Original post: Practice is underway at KCI only hours ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline at 3 p.m. Monday and all of the Capitals currently on the active roster are present and accounted for on the ice.
That includes recently-scratched veterans Mike Knuble and Roman Hamrlik, who have both been the subject of trade rumors over the past few days. Knuble, who was a healthy scratch for back-to-back games this weekend and has sat out five of the past nine games, is wearing a red jersey and skating as part of the top line during the workout.
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All eight defensemen on the roster are on the ice as well, as are both goaltenders.