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Tuesday Caps Clips: Decisions, Decisions

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The roster must be finalized today, Wilson has another hearing, Peluso is on waivers and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • "It's probably going to come down to one decision that we don't want to make, and we're going to have to make it.” Brian MacLellan has to have a salary cap compliant roster at noon today, and the answers aren’t obvious. [WaPo]
  • Tom Wilson will be on the roster but possibly off the opening night lineup as he may be facing additional discipline for boarding Sammy Blais in the preseason finale... [NBCS-DC]
  • ... but the game wasn’t televised, so maybe there isn’t any footage of the hi.... oh, wait. [RMNB]
  • Anthony Peluso is on waivers as of noon Monday. [@SWhyno]
  • Expectations and uncertainty. [Peerless]
  • Crystal ballin’ the Caps’ 2017-18 season. [Puck Daddy]
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Caps’ goalie tandem of Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer will be participating in the League’s “October Saves Goalie Challenge.” [NHL.com]
  • Jyrki Jokipakka has found a new hockey home with the KHL’s HC Sochi. [TSN]
  • Oh hai there Cap One Arena!
  • In which Nicklas Backstrom talks about his golf game (it’s very good) and the golf games of his fellow Swedes plus T.J. Oshie. And someone please make Mean Lars’ wish come true - he wants to play at Augusta. [Expressen (in Swedish, sorry)]
  • Finally, happy 45th birthday to Michael Nylander, and we wish Mike Vogel the happiest of birthdays as well.