Here are a few notes from breakdown day here at K-Plex. I’ll have more later, but it is going to take a while to transcribe all of this. So here are the key points:
* Sergei Fedorov said he not only is not retiring, he wants to play again next year in the NHL and with the Caps. He said his agent, Pat Brisson, approached Caps management about an extension in January and they said to wait until after the playoffs.
* Bruce Boudreau expects there to be “a good battle” in training camp next year for the No. 1 goalie spot. Simeon Varlamov is not likely to join the Hershey Bears for their playoff run. Jose Theodore said he expects to be back and ready to compete for the No. 1 job.
* Mike Green injured the AC joint of his shoulder in Game 1 against the Penguins. When asked about surgery, he said, “We’ll see.” GM George McPhee said he didn’t think any of his players would need surgery.
* McPhee said he doesn’t intend to buy out Michael Nylander’s contract. Nylander did not talk today. Boudreau said he will sit down with Nylander and talk to him and talk to McPhee before the team makes any decisions about Nylander’s potential role next year.
* Viktor Kozlov said teams from Russia are interested in him but he wants to stay here and specifically with the Caps. He said he’s going to talk everything over with his family before deciding on his future.
* Alex Ovechkin played with both groin and wrist injuries during the playoffs. He said it isn’t his job to lobby McPhee about retaining guys like Fedorov or Brashear, but he did the team “100 percent needs a guy like Fedorov” and Brashear is “like everyon’s bodyguard” and the team needs him or someone like him.
* Alexander Semin was playing with an injured thumb. Shaone Morrisonn had a pulled groin. John Erskine and Tom Poti each had a cracked foot bone.
* Poti said he hasn’t heard from anyone at USA Hockey about being invited to their summer Olympic camp, which will be in Chicago. He hinted that his relationship with the organization is not great (he’s not alone in that regard).