Coach Adam Oates wants Mike Green, and all the Capitals defensemen for that matter, to be involved in the play offensively. But he doesn't want them below the top of the faceoff circles. It's a strategy he picked up from his time as a teammate of Hall of Famer Ray Bourque.
With Tom Poti the latest defenseman forced to leave a game with an injury the Capitals have recalled Dmitry Orlov.
Notes from the Capitals practice at Boston University's Agganis Arena on Friday.
Defenseman Tomas Kundratek won't travel with the team to Boston after suffering an apparent injury to his right leg in the first period of Washington's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.
Carolina takes advantage of beat up Caps
The Capitals have recalled defenseman Cameron Schilling and it looks like he will play tonight against the Hurricanes.
It's uncertain how much time John Erskine will miss but his absence certainly will leave a large role for the Capitals to fill.
Long shot bid for a roster spot ends for now.
The Capitals' new coaches have 'definitely given the green light for defensemen to get up in the play.'
By Mark Giannotto
January 14, 2013