Updated: Roman Hamrlik out with lower-body injury

Update: Coach Dale Hunter said that Hamrlik is out with lower-body injury and that’s why the veteran defenseman was scratched on Thursday against the Penguins.

“It’s just day-to-day, it’s nothing serious,” Hunter said, adding that there has not been a decision made about Hamrlik’s status for Washington’s game against Ottawa on Saturday.

Roman Hamrlik, who was scratched for the game against the Penguins, is not on the ice for Capitals’ practice Friday. The veteran defenseman is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, according to a team spokesman.

When Hunter told reporters that Hamrlik would be scratched against Pittsburgh Thursday evening, he explained the move.

“It’s a feeling,” Hunter said at the time. “It’s one of those things that we just decided as a coaching staff.”

Hamrlik, 37, has a team-worst rating of minus-10 in 23 games this season.

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