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Monday Caps Clips: Blues @ Capitals Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The regular season roster is taking shape, Coach Trotz learned some things in Toronto, some prospect updates and more.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Blues are in town tonight, and the Caps’ announced roster looks to be close to an Opening Night roster [NoVa Caps Fans]:
  • On tonight’s roster - Centerman Zach Sanford, who has made a very strong impression in training camp. But with the acquisition of Lars Eller, the Caps are pretty solid down the middle. So Sanford will spend a bit of time on the wing. [CSNMA, HB]
  • Not on tonight’s roster - Marcus Johansson and Madison Bowey, who sustained injuries on Saturday and are listed as day-to-day. Tom Wilson is back to practice with limited contact but will not play tonight. [CSNMA]
  • Philipp Grubauer is back from his World Cup adventure, and he had a grand old time as the backup goaltender for Team Europe. [WaPo]
  • Lars Eller is very happy to have his assigned role in Washington - third line centerman. [PHT]
  • Meet Joe Cannata, the Caps’ projected number-three goaltender. [WaPo]
  • Crystal ballin’ the 2016-17 seasons for:
  • Tom Wilson. [Peerless]
  • Daniel Winnik. [Peerless]
  • Barry Trotz is bringing all kinds of World Cup goodness back to DC, especially the parts involving his work with some of the best coaches in hockey. [CSNMA]
  • Justin Williams has a whole lot of hockey players in his family tree. [NoVa Caps]
  • Caps prospect forward Shane Gersich is entering his sophomore season at North Dakota. On Saturday he skated on UND’s top line with Nucks prospect Brock Boeser and Avs prospect Tyson Jost and did this:
  • Prospect forward Brian Pinho is entering his junior year at Providence College. He is centering their top line and will wear the Alternate Captain’s “A” this season. [@MarkDivver]
  • Lucas Johansen has returned to his junior team. He suited up for the Kelowna Rockets on Friday. [Cosumnes Connection]
  • Finally, happy 44th birthday to Michael Nylander, and we wish Mike Vogel the happiest of birthdays as well.