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Tuesday Caps Clips: Injury Updates and Quarter-Mark Evals

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Updates on Laich, Green and others, quarter-mark evaluations and much more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps took four of the six points that were on the table last week, but did the individual efforts reflect those solid results? [Rink]
  • Stepping back a bit for a look at the season so far, 20 games in. [RinkWaPoCapitals VoiceRMNB]
  • News and notes from yesterday out at Kettler:
    • In general. (Spoiler: Brooks Laich says he's ready to go, and why would anyone doubt him?) [Monumental video (TrotzLaichNiskanen), WaPoCSNW]
    • With Mike Green a question mark, Jack Hillen gets ready to play. [WaPoCSNW]
  • Barry Trotz sounds like the communicator his predecessor was billed as. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Breaking down the breaking out... [RMNB]
  • ... and breaking down a break down. [BrooksLaichyear]
  • Karl Alzner and John Carlson talk iron men (personally, I dig the Mark 42). [CSNW]
  • Fresh power rankings are out with only the hottest of takes. [THNESPNThe Score]
  • The road to the NHL Winter Classic runs through Kettler. [WaPo]
  • The Bears are having trouble scoring goals (must be that parent-affiliate synergy Trotz was talking about). [Patriot-News (with more from Hershey herehere and here)]
  • Speaking of Hershey, they're built from the cage out. [WaPo]
  • Jakub Vrana is piling up points on the other side of the pond. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 23rd birthday to Philipp Grubauerthe Bears' best player last week.