ARLINGTON, VA–The Washington Capitals returned to the ice today for practice as they prepare for a three game home stand, including back-to-back home games against New Jersey, starting on Thursday.
The Caps had their same forward lines today: Wolski-Backstrom-Brouwer, Chimera-Ribeiro-Ovechkin, Fehr-Perreault-Ward, Hendricks-Beagle-Crabb.
Mike Green (lower body), Marcus Johansson (upper body), Brooks Laich (groin) did not practice. Jack Hillen (upper body) practiced with the team.
Hillen still hasn’t been cleared for contact, but is feeling better.
Capitals Head Coach Adam Oates says Green is “feeling better” and “he’s going to probably practice with us tomorrow” and is “still day-to-day”.
On Johansson Oates said, “I believe he’s going to skate with us tomorrow.”
Oates said that there hasn’t been any setback with Brooks Laich.
Listen here to what Adam Oates, Troy Brouwer, Braden Holtby, Mike Ribeiro & Eric Fehr had to say following practice today.
Adam Oates Practice Audio
Troy Brouwer Practice Audio
Braden Holtby Practice Audio
Mike Ribeiro Practice Audio
Eric Fehr Practice Audio