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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: More Caps trickle back into town, updates on Backstrom's status and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Stacking up against the Metropolitan, trades that leave a mark and more in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag. [Rink]
  • Every day we get closer to training camp - and every day more players show up in Arlington! [Caps Overtime (WilliamsBackstrom (w/ video), Johansson)].
  • Nicklas Backstrom is among those taking to the ice at Kettler, but he's preaching patience with his return from offseason hip surgery. [Monumental videoWaPoCSNMAThe Score]
  • Also back in town? Braden Holtby, who is ready to help the Caps take the next step. [FOX Sports]
  • And Dmitry Orlov is ready to take the next step himself, as he prepares to return to the lineup after a year off. [CSNMA]
  • Looking beyond the Holtby-Grubauer era of goaltending to see what the future looks like between the pipes. [CSNMA]
  • Ranking the top 400 fantasy forwards. [THW]
  • The Bears are having a bit of deja vu when it comes to this season's schedule. [Patriot-News]
  • Meanwhile, the Bears' coaches are getting ready to hit the road for two weeks of preseason rookie tournament fun in sunny Florida. [Patriot-News]