The Caps are going through practice here at K-Plex. Sergei Fedorov and Viktor Kozlov are not on the ice, but defenseman Tom Poti is. Poti has missed five games with a groin injury and has not practiced with the team since hurting his groin Oct. 16 against the Penguins. In case some of the work in their own end hasn’t made it obvious enough, the Caps have missed him quite a bit.
Alex Ovechkin is not back from Russia (at least he’s not on the ice.)