Michal Neuvirth was on the ice with his teammates Tuesday for the first time since he suffered an apparent injury to his left leg on April 5 against Florida, but he only took limited part in drills.
The 24-year-old skated lightly and took shots in a few different drills but spent an equal amount of time on the bench talking to goaltending coach Dave Prior. Neuvirth didn’t appear at ease in his movements in the crease, particularly when going down in the butterfly. I hope to get an update from Neuvirth himself once practice wraps up.
In other news, Alexander Semin is back on the ice today after a maintenance day Monday and is taking full part in practice. The Russian winger has taken his usual spot on the second line, skating alongside Jason Chimera and Nicklas Backstrom, and appears to be no worse for wear.
Here is the lineup the Capitals are using:
Knuble, Halpern and Eakin working as extras
Goal: Braden Holtby, Dany Sabourin and Neuvirth are all working out in practice.
Courtesy of the Boston Globe, here are the Bruins’ lines from practice today:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Rich Peverley
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Brian Rolston
Daniel Paille/Jordan Caron-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Greg Zanon-Joe Corvo
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— Everybody’s picking the Bruins to win
— Ovechkin-Chara could be key
— Caps will ‘push back’ vs. physical Bruins
— Poll: Capitals or Bruins?
— Twitter list of who to follow for the first round
— Complete first-round playoff schedule