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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Updates from camp, updates on Wilson, updates from the coach and more.

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  • According to his agent, Tom Wilson underwent surgery to repair a fractured fibula but should be ready to go in time for training camp...ish. [NHL.comWaPoCSNWNBC4]
  • Checking in with the kids after Day 3 of Development Camp:
    • Players and coaches chat with the media... [Monumental video (TrotzCarrickAntoniettiSaar)]
    • ...Pheonix Copley and Madison Bowey continue their bloggy ways... [Caps (CopleyBowey)]
    • ...and assistant GM and head of amateur scouting Ross Mahoney sits in with Mike Vogel for a special edition of Capitals Report. [Monumental video]
    • Day 3 was all about skating, skating and more skating. [Caps OT]
    • Profiles of this year's first-round pick, Jakub Vrana, and U of Miami star and Team USA captain Riley Barber. [Caps OT (VranaBarber)]
    • Speaking of that 'C' on his USA jersey, Barber credits his World Juniors captaincy with helping him to mature ahead of this week's camp. [WaPo]
    • Defenseman Connor Carrick made a surprise appearance at Kettler, and admitted to still having the "awe factor" despite spending most of last season in the NHL. [WaPo]
    • A year after being drafted by the Caps, Andre Burakovsky may be ready to make the leap to the NHL, but he's more likely to be an impact player for the Bears. [Patriot-NewsStars and Sticks]
    • Madison Bowey's current club, the Kelowna Rockets, has produced a bevy of talented NHL blueliners over the years - and he's hoping to follow in their footsteps. [WaPo]
    • Nathan Walker is hoping to build on his place in history as the first Australian ever drafted into the NHL, and develop at this week's camp. [WaPoCSNW]
    • See the day through the eyes of Walker - or more accurately, the top of his head - as the Aussie dons the GoPro cam to give fans the best seat in the house. [Monumental video]
    • More from Day Three. [Peerless]
  • At least we're fine folks? [Puck Daddy]
  • Barry Trotz is still finalizing his plans for his first Caps' training camp, but will likely try and get his veterans in to at least five of the nine preseason games this fall. [WaPo]
  • He also wants to put together a "leadership group", which will include, among others, Mike Green. [CSNW]
  • And yet there are those who think Green would fit in nicely in Motown; others are tempted, but a bit more wary... after checking in with those who are familiar with his work. [FreepWinging it in Motown]
  • After being picked up via trade at the Draft, goalie Edward Pasquale has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the club. [CapsWaPoCSNWStars and SticksSportsXchange]
  • That signing gives the Caps their full complement of goalies for the 2014-15 season. Unlike in previous years, however, the roles for each one seems to be clearly defined. [Caps Outsider]
  • 20 years after winning a championship with the Pirates, Coach Trotz will head to Portland for a reunion of the Calder Cup-winning team. [Portland Press Herald]
  • Playoffs? We're talking about playoffs?? Maybe. God bless the LEastern Conference, amirite? [Stars and SticksHometown Hockey]
  • Former Caps' coach Bruce Boudreau now has Ryan Kesler as his 2C, and apparently that's the best 2C he's ever had. Yeah, Kesler is better than that schlub Sergei Fedorov... [PHT]
  • Welcome to the AHL's East Division, Philadelphia Adirondack Lehigh Valley Phantoms. [AHLPatriot-News]
  • Congratulations to Brian Pothier on being elected to RPI's Athletics Hall of Fame (joining fellow former Caps Joe Juneau and our old pal Adam Oates). [RPI Athletics]
  • A fan made a customized Joe Beninati jersey and wore it to Kettler earlier this week; the long-time TV voice of the Caps is touched by the gesture. [RMNB]
  • How much does stadium capacity have to do with Winter Classic ticket prices? It's not entirely clear. [KK]