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Struggling Rangers center Brad Richards was a healthy scratch Thursday night when New York faced elimination in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Bruins.
Doctors are optimistic that New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will recover fully after being struck in the eye by a deflected puck.
Johansson, who has missed the past 10 games, passed a neuropsychological test Tuesday to be cleared for contact and is going through the proper protocol to play, a team spokesman said Wednesday.
Hamrlik will find out at noon Wednesday whether he's going to another NHL team or staying with the Caps. The 38-year-old has played just four games this year, a healthy scratch for the past 11.
Not everyone will switch to the Kevlar socks, but when Caps players showed up for work Wednesday, they were greeted with a box of them and a note from general manager George McPhee encouraging them to try them out in practice.
As he talked about watching the replay of Erik Karlsson suffering a torn left Achilles tendon from a skate blade, Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks took the tape off his right foot to reveal a scar. That's where he got cut by an opposing goaltender's skate during his sophomore year at St. Cloud State.
When the Tampa Bay Lightning earned the right to pick first overall in the 2008 draft, "Seen Stamkos?" billboards went up all around the area. It was no secret that Steven Stamkos was their guy, set to become the face of the franchise.
He changed up his lines again Wednesday in preparation for Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. This time Marcus Johansson joined Nicklas Backstrom and Troy Brouwer on one line, while Alex Ovechkin remained on right wing alongside Wojtek Wolski and Mike Ribeiro.
Adam Oates knew what he was getting into, but he could've done without an 0-2 start to his NHL head coaching career, especially in a 48-game season.
Capitals players were skating for a long time before the official start of camp Sunday. But their most recent game experience varies. Here's how each guy spent the NHL lockout
Roman Hamrlik this past week became one of the loudest voices of the NHL lockout. "Disgusted" with the process, he questioned NHL Players' Association head Donald Fehr and called for a vote of 700-plus to get back on the ice.
Cameron Schilling likes to play it safe. He bought clothes with his first paycheck from the Washington Capitals, and he drives a used Audi.
George McPhee flashes a deft poker face often, not willing to share his plans for the Washington Capitals before he makes a big move. That could be the case this offseason, or the general manager could be calmly blunt about not wanting to spend a lot of money in free agency.
The Washington Capitals were buzzing. Alexander Semin had a back-handed chance. Mike Knuble on the doorstep. Time after time New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was there to provide the big stop.
Roman Hamrlik's eyes opened wide. He had just been told that Marc Bergevin was named the Montreal Canadiens' new general manager, and the veteran defenseman had much more to add than anyone recalled.
Erat spoke to New York Rangers defenseman Roman Hamrlik, who had good things to say about the organization despite some issues he had during his time with the Caps.
New York, which assumes the $3.5 million cap hit and remaining salary, claimed Hamrlik the day after defenseman Marc Staal took a puck to the face.