Steve Whyno covers the Washington Capitals for The Washington Times.
Defenseman back in Senators lineup Thursday night at Capitals after missing 31 games.
Right wing skates with teammates and says he's feeling better.
Tough guy claimed off waivers from the Canucks in February gets two-year deal worth $1.15 million.
Scoring right wing gets raise, while tough guy gets commitment.
'Lousy start' contributes to more emotional reaction.
Defenseman saved two goals and showed his value to the blue line.
In taking care of business against the second-place Jets, the Caps locked up the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and dealt a severe blow to Winnipeg's playoff hopes. It's Washington's sixth straight trip to the playoffs and fifth Southeast title in that time.
Alex Ovechkin hopes he and his teammates can use charged atmosphere to their advantage Tuesday night at Verizon Center.
Coach Adam Oates says Winnipeg's fatigue will show itself.
A regulation or overtime victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night gets Washington into the playoffs.
Coach Adam Oates hopes Ward could be back on the ice soon.
Defenseman chosen by Washington chapter of PHWA as player 'who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.' The 35-year-old returned to the NHL in January after two years away because of groin injuries and a fractured pelvis.
Same lines at Monday skate, no Brooks Laich and no Joel Ward.
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Quotes from players on the captain standing up for Nicklas Backstrom after Jay McClement hit and the ensuing penalty kill.
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