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Another interesting bit of locker room geography has David Steckel three stalls down from Knuble. Steckel played college hockey at Ohio State, which could make for some interesting football banter once the calendar turns to November.

“I was warned in advance about Knuble from [former Flyers teammate R.J.] Umberger, so I knew what to expect from him,” said Steckel, who played with Umberger at Ohio State. “They’ve actually been relatively quiet even though we’re into football season. There’s not much they can say at this point.”

Note - The Caps assigned six players to Hershey of the American Hockey League, including top prospect John Carlson. The other five were forwards Francois Bouchard, Steve Pinizzotto and Andrew Joudrey, defenseman Patrick McNeill and goalie Jason Bacashihua.