Jason Arnott has missed the last three games with a groin injury, according multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. The Capitals center, who is officially listed as week-to-week with an undisclosed injury, skated for roughly 10 minutes prior to team practice this morning at KCI in warmup gear. He did laps around the rink rather gingerly, but Coach Bruce Boudreau said afterward that the veteran said he “felt good; that’s a positive sign.”
Here is the latest on the rest of the Capitals’ walking wounded:
--Alex Ovechkin is the latest Capitals player to suffer an injury or require time off because of a nagging ailment this season. Washington’s captain is expected to miss 7 to 10 days from Monday with what the team called a recurring injury.
--Eric Fehr, who reinjured his right shoulder against Montreal on March 15, is questionable for Tuesday’s game and likely won’t face the Flyers. Boudreau added that he thinks he will play sometime over the next three games.
“Eric is looking better. He’s day to day,” Boudreau said. “He’s questionable for tomorrow, but I would venture to say he’s going to play on this trip of some sort.”
--John Erskine missed three games with the flu but participated in a second practice since coming down with the illness. The defenseman said he feels good and believes he’ll be ready to go in Philadelphia.
--Mike Green, who is out indefinitely with a concussion, did not skate today and has not taken part in a full practice with contact since he was hit by the Rangers’ Derek Stepan back on Feb. 25.
Even though Green is eligible to be activated off of long-term injured reserve at any point beginning tomorrow against Philadelphia, there doesn’t appear to be any timetable for his return yet. Asked for an update on the two-time Norris Trophy finalist’s status, Boudreau said “none.”
Since he was struck in the right side of his head by a puck on Feb. 6 against Pittsburgh, Green has missed 17 of 19 games.
--In non injury-related news, Michal Neuvirth is expected to start against the Flyers on Tuesday.