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Saturday Caps Clips: Straitjacketed

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps fall to the Jackets in the penultimate game of their homestand, Carlson joins Orpik on the sidelines, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps vide (Reirden, locker room, recap), NHL, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), AP, RMNB, NoVa Caps (and again), and the Cannon.
  • Craig Laughlin and wife Linda are using her recent battle with uterine cancer to raise awareness for all types of cancer. [Caps video (puck drop), NBCSW]
  • Nicklas Backstrom, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, wore special purple blades during warmups last night and auctioned them off for HFC. [WaPo]
  • Backstrom and his teammates also auctioned off the purple HFC jerseys they wore during warmups and raised almost $117,000. [Caps Outsider]
  • Willie O’Ree will take his rightful (and long-awaited) place in the Hockey Hall of Fame this weekend - but the battles he’s fought aren’t over for players of color today. [AP]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate, including the update that John Carlson was day-to-day with a lower-body injury. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Orlov), WaPo, WashTimes, NoVa Caps (with pics)]
  • With Carlson out and Brooks Orpik moved to LTIR, the Caps sent for Aaron Ness and Jonas Siegenthaler from Hershey - and lined Siegenthaler up for his NHL debut. [NBCSW, Caps video]
  • The winner of Wednesday’s 50-50 raffle - who chooses to remain anonymous, like a mensch - talks about why he donated his winnings to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Evgeni Malkin on his hit on T.J. Oshie: “It wasn’t a dirty hit.” The rest of the seeing world: “LOL”. [Tribune-Review]