Dennis Wideman not on the ice for practice, Capitals recall two from Hershey

Dennis Wideman is the only player not on the ice for Capitals’ practice this morning, except, of course, for Alex Ovechkin, who is tending to his family in Russia after the death of his uncle.

The defenseman left Wednesday’s practice before a series of tough bag-skate drills began. Wideman had looked uncomfortable in practice the past two days, grimacing as he went through the workouts.

Washington has also called up two experienced AHL forwards, bringing Keith Aucoin and Kyle Greentree up from Hershey to add a few extra bodies for practice. They’re skating on an extra line with D.J. King.

The rest of the forward lines seem to be settling in to place, though, assuming that when he returns from Moscow Ovechkin will be back on the left wing on the top line.

Here’s what the lines looked like today:

Perreault-Backstrom-Knuble
Brouwer-Johansson-Semin
Chimera-Laich-Ward
Hendricks-Halpern-Beagle
King-Aucoin-Greentree

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Hamrlik-Green
Schultz-Erskine

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