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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Not much news close to home, so we took a look overseas.

Washington Capitals v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • “Doomed to disappoint.” Alrighty then. [B/R]
  • How might Christian Djoos fit into the Caps’ lineup? [NoVa Caps]
  • Related: Previewing the defensive prospects. [CSNMA]
  • Crystal ballin’ the NHL’s rookie class of 2017-2018. Say hey, Jakub Vrana. [MHH]
  • Tom Gilbert reported to Hershey late last season after his trade to the Caps. This summer he decamped to the DEL, where his new Nürnberg Ice Tiger teammate is old friend David Steckel. [The Star]
  • KHL teams are doing preseason-type things now, and several teams are gathered in Nizhny Novgorod for a tournament. When the Ekaterinburg Avtomobilists went into their locker room to dress for their game against the Ak Bars, they discovered that a goodly portion of their gear had been stolen. The Motorists were forced to play short-handed for the whole game, as former Bears/Stingrays defenseman Michal Cajkovsky and several other players could not scrape together enough gear to wear.
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Torrie Robertson.