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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps and Bears renew allegiances, updates on Dmitry Orlov's injury, grading Grubauer and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Updates from Minsk as the IIHF World Championships continue:
    • Joel Ward is tearing it up for Team Canada... [CBCThe Guardian]
    • ...and is just one of many Caps having a strong World Championship so far. [Talk the Red]
    • Sadly, that no longer includes Dmitry Orlov, who broke his arm and will return to Washington for further treatment. Poor kid. [Instagram (pavell76), IIHFNHL.comAPWaPoCSNWRMNB]
  • Could former Nashville Predators (and Baltimore Skipjacks/Portland Pirates) coach Barry Trotz be a good fit with his old organization? [WaPoCSNWUSA Today]
  • Caps' beatwriter Ed Frankovic talks all things Caps. [THW]
  • Wrapping up the season for Philipp Grubauer... [RinkRMNB]
  • ...and Evgeny Kuznetsov. [CSNW]
  • Checking in with Chocolatetown:
    • The Caps have officially extended their affiliation with the Hershey Bears through the 2014-15 season. [CapsPatriot-NewsWaPoCSNWAP]
    • Amazingly enough, the now ten-year relationship between the clubs is the second-longest affiliation in Hershey's long and storied history. [Patriot-News]
    • Meanwhile the Caps have also renewed their ties with forward Garrett Mitchell, re-signing the 22-year-old to a one-year, two-way contract. [CapsPatriot-News]
  • Mike Vogel sits down with Mike Green. [Rinkside Update]
  • Congrats to Steve Oleksy, the pride of L'Anse Creuse North, on having his jersey retired by his high school. [Macomb Daily, Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 45th birthday to Steve Seftel.