The Washington Times - April 30, 2009, 11:01AM

The Caps are on the ice right now as practice is beginning. Alex Ovechkin is not out there. A team spokesman said he has been given the day off and is not injured.

Everyone else is out there. The forwards are split between red and green jerseys. The notable news there is Tomas Fleischmann is in red and Brooks Laich is in green, so it looks like they will switch back to where they were before Bruce Boudreau flopped them during Game 7. Michael Nylander is also wearing a red jersey, so he is filling in for Ovechkin (in theory).