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Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Next Three

TimeOpponentTV
Today 7 p.m.at ColumbusCSN+
Tuesday7 p.m.vs. FloridaNone
Thursday7 p.m.vs. N.Y. IslandersCSN

ALL GAMES ON WFED (820 AM, 1500 AM)

ONLINE COVERAGE

Eight players who appeared on the opening night roster were sidelined last night because of injury. Is the situation expected to improve before tonight's game in Columbus? Find out on the Capitals Insider at http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalsinsider.

PERSONNEL DEPT.

After donning jersey No. 47 in his NHL debut on Wednesday, Karl Alzner switched to No. 27 before last night's game against Montreal. Alzner grew up a fan of Anaheim defenseman Scott Niedermayer, who also wears No. 27.

QUOTABLE

"It gives guys an opportunity to come up and show what they can do. It's good for the young guys and good for older guys, too."

D Bryan Helmer, 36, on being the fifth player recalled from the minor leagues this week.

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