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Capitals Watch Archive: January 2014

  • Mikhail Grabovski to miss Capitals' game against Sabres

    The second-line center missed practice on Monday and will not play in the Capitals' road game against the Sabres on Tuesday, coach Adam Oates said. Published January 27 2014

  • Caps winger Alex Ovechkin again misses practice

    Capitals star winger Alex Ovechkin missed practice on Thursday with a lower-body injury. That leaves his status in doubt for Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils. Published January 23 2014

  • Caps winger Alex Ovechkin out with lower-body injury

    The Capitals were without injured star right wing Alex Ovechkin for Tuesday's game against the Ottawa Senators at Verizon Center. Published January 21 2014

  • Caps send rookie goalie Philipp Grubauer back to minors

    The Capitals returned goalie Phillip Grubauer to AHL Hershey on Monday, leaving their crease once again to Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth. Published January 20 2014

  • Caps place defenseman Steve Oleksy on waivers

    The Capitals placed defenseman Steve Oleksy on waivers Monday, clearing a second roster spot after goalie Philipp Grubauer was sent to AHL Hershey earlier in the day. Published January 20 2014

  • Thoughts and Observations: Sharks 2, Caps 1 (shootout)

    I wouldn't call the Caps' dressing room upbeat after Tuesday's 2-1 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks. It wasn't exactly a party in there after a second consecutive defeat – one to a bad team and another to a really good one. But if you're the optimistic type then there were some positives to take on the flight to Pittsburgh, where Washington has the unenviable task of a back-to-back against the rested Penguins tonight. Published January 15 2014

  • Rookie Philipp Grubauer back in goal for Caps

    The Capitals will start rookie goalie Philipp Grubauer in net for the 13th time in 18 games when they face the Buffalo Sabres at Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon. Published January 12 2014

  • Michal Neuvirth to make first appearance in seven weeks

    The goaltender will make his first start in exactly seven weeks on Friday when the Capitals host the Maple Leafs at Verizon Center. Published January 10 2014

  • With John Carlson in, who else could earn Sochi selections?

    The defenseman was named to the United States' 25-man roster for the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, and with five days remaining until roster decisions must be made, three other Capitals are forced to wait it out. Published January 2 2014

  • Caps defenseman John Carlson chosen for Team USA, Winter Olympics

    Capitals defenseman John Carlson made the final roster for Team USA, which will participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month. The 25-man roster was announced following the NHL's Winter Classic on Wednesday at University of Michigan Stadium between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. Published January 1 2014