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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Canadiens Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: One last visit to Montreal, and Shane Gersich is signed and along for the ride.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s rendezvous in La Belle Province from Vogs, NHL.com and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Eyes On The Prize for more from the other side of tonight’s match-up.
  • The Caps announced that they have signed prospect forward Shane Gersich to a two-year ELC. He is forgoing his senior year at North Dakota to turn pro and he has already joined the team in Montreal. [@Capitals, WaPo, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, THW, Pro Hockey Rumors]
  • Fun fact - if and when Gersich gets a game sweater and a seat on the bench, he will be the 100th former formerly Fighting Sioux to make it to the NHL. Plus many good thoughts from North Dakota and his native Minnesota. [Grand Forks Herald, West Fargo Pioneer, KFGO,
  • Oh, and there’s this:
  • The Caps are so tight to the salary cap that Travis Boyd is headed back to Hershey to make room. [Caps Today]
  • In other news of “Capitals prospects doing things”:
  • Goaltending prospect Ilya Samsonov’s KHL season has come to an end in the first round of the playoffs. He is generally expected to sign with the Caps, but it may make sense for him to make his North American debut in the 2018-19 season. His KHL contract officially expires on April 30... [NoVa Caps]
  • ... and Axel Jonsson-Fjallby scored a beastly beauty of a no-look goal to put Djurgarden up 2 games to 1 in their series with Linkoping. It was positively Carlsonian. [RMNB]
  • Speaking of John Carlson, he’s having a tremendous season. Why isn’t he getting more awards buzz? They are overlooking Alex Ovechkin as well. Growl. [WaPo]
  • Make sure you sign up to give blood at Kettler next Saturday. You’ll score the best bobble ever!