The Washington Times - November 12, 2009, 10:52AM

Alex Ovechkin was the first guy on the ice this morning for the Washington Capitals. He is in an orange jersey, which normally is reserved for injured players, but Tomas Fleischmann is also wearing an orange sweater, so maybe Ovechkin is going to practice for real after all.

Update: The sweater colors for the forwards are all over the map today. There are a few guys missing and it is hard to tell much of anything from this.

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Alexander Semin, Nicklas Backstrom, David Steckel and Milan Jurcina are not practicing. A team official said David Steckel is not here because of a death in the family.

Here’s what it looks like by color:

RED: Knuble and Bradley

ORANGE: Ovechkin and Fleischmann

GRAY: Laich-Morrison-Perreault

GREEN: Fehr-Gordon-Clark

WHITE: Laing