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Quick notes from Caps’ skate in Ottawa

As expected, Michal Neuvirth was the first goaltender off the ice this morning at Scotiabank Place and he should be the Capitals’ starter tonight against the Senators. Craig Anderson will likely get the start for Ottawa.

--Both Dennis Wideman and Alexander Semin took the option to not participate in the morning skate but are healthy, I’m told.

--Eric Fehr and Tyler Sloan are still on the ice with the Capitals’ assistant coaches for the usual scratches skate. I’ll get an update on Fehr once they’re off the ice, but this may mean that his shoulder isn’t quite 100 percent after all.

The right wing played just 9:26 against Philadelphia, a low number even considering that Fehr doesn’t always play down the stretch in tight games. After the 5-4 shootout win against the Flyers, Coach Bruce Boudreau said he was limiting Fehr’s minutes.  

--Marcus Johansson has a few fresh stitches in his lip after being struck by a puck yesterday but he is fine and ready to go tonight.


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