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Monday Caps Clips: Perreault-ver and Out

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps trade Perreault and make more cuts, Alex Ovechkin completes his whirlwind weekend and more.

Greg Fiume

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Catch up on all the Clips you missed over another beautiful weekend. [Rink]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • After trimming their roster to 24 players (more on that in a moment), the Caps made one final move to get to 23 (and shed some salary), sending Mathieu Perreault to Anaheim for a pick and a player. Bonne chance, Mathieu! [Rink, Dump 'n Chase, WaPo, CSNW, Patriot-News, PHT, RMNB]
  • Earlier in the day, the team had sent Dmitry Orlov, Michal Cajkovsky and Dane Byers to Hershey, and placed Joel Rechlicz on waivers (which Tyson Strachan, incidentally, cleared). [Dump 'n Chase, WaPo, NBC4]
  • So who's left and what are the roster's strengths and weaknesses? [Frankovic]
  • A closer look at the Metro Division... [SI.com]
  • ... and an Olympic-style assessment of the 2013-14 Caps. [Puck Daddy]
  • Speaking of the Olympics, just like that, Alex Ovechkin is back from the weekend of a lifetime, no worse for the wear. [CSNW, Puck Daddy, Alex Ovetjkin]
  • And speaking of Ovi, he chatted up journos earlier in the week about life at 28 and other things. [CSNW, RMNB, FTW]
  • Tomas Kundratek has more to give, and now would be a good time to start giving it. [THW]
  • The Caps' cupboard may be better-stocked than we'd thought. [HF]
  • Some of those kids were in action up the road yesterday, where the Bears lost their preseason finale. [Patriot-News]
  • Y'know how helium makes your voice all funny? Yeah, you know where this is going... [Peerless]
  • Finally, since we're all just rooting for laundry, might as well know how to care for it. [Puck Buddys]