Sergei Fedorov is not going to play tonight, and he’s says tomorrow is probably out of the question as well. Fedorov said it is an ankle injury that happened when someone fell on him in the middle of the second period against Carolina. He played through it into the early part of the third period, but couldn’t go any further.
He skated lightly on Wednesday here at K-Plex when the Caps were in Carolina, and he said the ankle felt better today than it did two days ago. Fedorov also said this the first ankle injury of his career.
*Bruce Boudreau said Michael Nylander is out tonight because he has been trying to give different veterans a day off during this busy stretch. Nylander will be the fourth different player to sit in the past four games.
Nylander does have only one point and is a minus-two in the past seven games.
*Boudreau said it was a difficult decision to sit Eric Fehr at Carolina after he played one of his best games the contest before against Tampa Bay.
“When you sit out five games in a row, he knows he’s got to play like that to be a consistent NHL player,” Boudreau said. “In the games previous, he played good and then he slid and you can’t have that slide.”
Fehr has a goal and two assists in his five games this season. He had a goal and four shots in a little more than 10 minutes of ice time against the Lightning.
“I just have to make sure I’ve got my legs under me,” Fehr said. “I need to make sure I have a good morning skate. I think the key to my game is making sure I move the puck and keep my feet moving and try to provide energy for the team.”
*Shaone Morrisonn didn’t have much to offer about his status. He said his groin feels better today than it did yesterday, but he is not sure if he is going to play tomorrow night in New Jersey or not.
If he is not playing, then whether he travels with the team to Newark will be determined by whether or not the team has a morning skate at Prudential Center. If the team does not plan to skate, then he would stay here so he can get in a workout at K-Plex.