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Wednesday Caps Clips: Shaw Shanked

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps fall in Montreal, a test for Alzner, Olympic updates and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's preseason loss in Montreal. [Monumental video (Reirdenlocker room), EOTPHI/OGazetteNoVa Caps]
    • The Habs got rid of a guy who spent his spare time cheering up sick kids and brought in this charmer. Good plan. [NoVa Caps, RMNBThe ScorePHT]
    • Aside from some unnecessary histrionics, last night's game also featured the return of Karl Alzner after offseason surgery - his first test on the road to recovery. [WaPoCSNMA]
  • A few leftovers from Monday's game. [Dump 'n Chase]
    • Lars Eller got into his first action in a Caps jersey, and picked up a point on the lone Washington goal of the game. [WaPo]
  • With camp getting a wee bit crowded (and about to get even more so), the first round of cuts is looming. [CSNMA]
  • After taking an errant shoulder to the head on Monday and leaving the game early, Tom Wilson was held out of practice yesterday. [CSNMA]
  • In better injury news, Nate Schmidt was back on the ice after a leg injury kept him out on Monday. [CSNMA]
  • There aren't many spots open on the Caps' opening-night roster, but Riley Barber has his eyes on one of them. [WashTimes]
  • The IIHF gets more optimistic about the NHL's participation in the Olympics going forward... [AP]
  • ...while the NHL says "not so fast". [Puck Daddy]
  • Doesn't really matter what either one of those groups says: Alex Ovechkin is going, regardless. [Sportsnet]
  • Congrats and welcome aboard to Zack Fisch, who got the call from the ECHL to be the new play-by-play voice of the Hershey Bears. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Dustin Penner and happy 63rd birthday to Doug Gibson.