Caps: Saturday Line-up Update / Community Appearances

November 07, 2009 | Ed Frankovic

Saturday Line-up Update

According to Corey Masisak of the Washington Times (his twitter post), Alexander Ovechkin has been placed retroactively on injured reserve and will not play tonight when Washington takes on the Florida Panthers (7pm Comcast HD). That is no surprise but it frees up a roster spot so forward Eric Fehr will be back in the lineup. Defensemen John Erskine is apparently good to go tonight so no Hershey call up should be necessary.

The six defenseman tonight will be, assuming Mike Green and Jeff Schultz are out: Tom Poti, Shaone Morrisonn, Brian Pothier, Milan Jurcina, Tyler Sloan, and Erskine.

Forwards are: Tomas Fleischmann, Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, Brendan Morrison, Mike Knuble, Dave Steckel, Matt Bradley, Mathieu Perreault, Chris Clark, Quintin Laing, and Fehr

Apparently Green and Schultz are game time decisions (again see Corey’s twitter account for that info).

My gut tells me that Ovechkin will be back in the line-up against the Islanders on Wednesday.

Caps in the Community

By the way, it is a busy time in public for the Caps and here is a rundown of their appearances this upcoming week, courtesy of the Caps outstanding Media Relations department:

The Washington Capitals will be at four community events the week of Nov. 9-14, with players and Slapshot visiting two schools and two hockey rinks, reading to kids and teaching them new hockey skills.

Monday, Nov. 9

Capitals right wing Matt Bradley will skate with approximately 80 youth hockey players at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Md. The Gardens Ice House is a longtime rink partner of the Washington Capitals. The rink partnership program allows the Capitals to work with local rinks to help support the local hockey community and grow the sport of hockey in the region.

 

WHO:           Washington Capitals right wing Matt Bradley

 

WHAT:       Bradley will assist the coaches in running their drills and help the kids with skating techniques and stick handling skills. After practice Bradley will participate in a brief question-and-answer session with the players while signing autographs.

 

WHEN:         Monday, Nov. 9 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

                                                                                                                                           

WHERE:      The Gardens Ice House

                     13800 Old Gunpowder Road

                     Laurel, Md. 20707

 

Tuesday, Nov. 10

 

Capitals center Brendan Morrison will participate in the Reading is Fundamental program, where he will read to 20 first–grade students at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Washington, D.C. King Elementary School is one of two schools that the Capitals adopted before the season to help them through the school year with different activities. In the summer the Capitals participated in the DCPS Beatification Day and helped clean up both of their adopted schools’ campuses.

 

WHO:           Washington Capitals center Brendan Morrison, RIF president and CEO Carol H. Rasco and Slapshot

 

WHAT:       Morrison will read a book to the students and discuss how reading is both fun and important. Rasco and Slapshot will be in attendance helping the students with motivational activities to excite them about reading.

 

WHEN:         Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

                                                                                                                                           

WHERE:      Martin Luther King Elementary School

                     3200 6th Street Southeast

                     Washington, D.C. 20032

 

Capitals left wing Quintin Laing will skate with approximately 80 youth hockey players at Prince William Ice Center in Woodbridge, Va. The Prince William Ice Center is a longtime rink partner of the Washington Capitals. The rink partnership program allows the Capitals to work with local rinks to help support the local hockey community and grow the sport of hockey in the region.

 

WHO:           Washington Capitals left wing Quintin Laing

 

WHAT:       Laing will assist the coaches in running their drills and help the kids with skating techniques and stick handling skills. After practice Laing will participate in a brief question-and-answer session with the players while signing autographs.

 

WHEN:         Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

                                                                                                                                           

WHERE:      Prince William Ice Center

                     5180 Dale City Blvd

                     Woodbridge, Va. 22193

 

Thursday, Nov. 12

 

Slapshot will be reading to first- and second-grade students at Matthew G. Emery Education Campus in Northeast Washington, D.C. Slapshot is participating in Emery’s Young Readers’ Day, which celebrates Literacy Week at Emery. Emery is one of two schools that the Capitals adopted before the season to help them through the school year with different activities. In the summer the Capitals participated in the DCPS Beatification Day and helped clean up both of their adopted schools’ campuses.

 

WHO:           Washington Capitals mascot Slapshot

 

WHAT:       Reading to 20 first- and second-grade students for Emery’s Young Readers’ Day.

 

WHEN:         Thursday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

                                                                                                                                           

WHERE:      Matthew G. Emery Education Campus

                     1720 First Street, Northeast

                     Washington, D.C. 20002

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