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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Alex Ovechkin shoots and scores, Brooks Laich is still looking for work, Michal Neuvirth brought Olie Kolzig to Prague with him, and calcium-rich Swedes.

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Your savory breakfast links:

● Tales from the lockout:

○ :: sound of screaching brakes :: So it turns out Brooks Laich has not yet signed with the Kloten Flyers. But he is definitely in Switzerland to change kick the tires on a team in the National League A. More news is expected, perhaps, on Friday. [WashTimes]

○ An assist on the game-tying goal and a nifty Gimmick goal helped Alex Ovechkin lift Dynamo Moscow over the Kazan Ak Bars by the score of 3-2. [Alex Ovetjkin, RMNB, (pic)]

Olaf Kolzig took his rightful place in goal for the Sparta Praha, alongside Michal Neuvirth. [RMNB]

○ And don't forget about the other guys, the guys on short contracts who aren't getting Eurojobs. [CSNW]

○ On the off-chance the Capitals get to host a training camp this season, Tom Wilson is on the NHL's list of junior players eligible to attend ... [PHT]

○ ... a list that creates a whole bunch of complications for the players and managers of major junior hockey. [SI]

● Tales from the CBA, er, discussion:

○ Black September. [RtR]

○ Grasping at straws? [Backhand Shelf]

● Oh hai there, Hershey training camp. John Walton reminds us why Chocolatetown is so awesome. [Capitals Voice]

● Part II of The Ballad of Adam Oates. [CSNW]

● Got Swedes? Filip Forsberg is dairy happy to promote tasty (and nutritious!) mjölk. [RMNB]

● IIHF head honcho Rene Fasel gave his State of the Federation address. A good read if you follow international hockey politics. [IIHF]

● Speaking of international hockey politics, the Sochi Olympic venues are shaping up to be spectacular. And there may be a surprise at Kettler. A Team USA-shaped surprise. [ESPN]

● Finally, happy 54th birthday to Paul Mulvey.