The Washington Times - January 7, 2008, 11:11AM
Brent Johnson

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\ UPDATE: Chris Clark said he was not 100 percent but is closer than he has been during the whole process. Bruce Boudreau ruled him out for Wednesday, but they were both hoping he would be back sometime during this homestand. Boudreau also said he expects Semin to play after going through the full workout. Johnson said he still feels some pain in his left knee but is about ready to go. Boudreau said Cassivi will be around until they are sure Johnson is OK.\

\ As for the bad news, Boudreau did not want to comment on Michael Nylander, who missed practice, and Matt Pettinger, who left practice early and went to the doctor. GM George McPhee is suppose to let us know later in the day. Boudreau’s update on Poti and Pothier was that they are “closer than further away” but no timetable.\

\ UPDATE: Nothing specific about injuries, but the word from a team spokesman is that both Michael Nylander and Matt Pettinger are expected to play Wednesday against Colorado.\

\ — Corey Masisak