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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Islanders Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Trotz returns to DC, Holtby’s eye is (hopefully) on the mend, and more.

New York Islanders v Washington Capitals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s Metro throwdown with the Islanders from Vogs, Peerless, and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Tonight marks the much-anticipated return of Barry Trotz to DC, where a tribute video awaits him... even if he doesn’t think he deserves one. [WaPo, WashTimes, Newsday, NY Post, ESPN]
  • The eye injury that’s kept Braden Holtby out of the last two games has taken a bit longer to mend than expected, but everyone’s hopeful he can start tonight. [NHL, WaPo, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice. [Dump ‘n Chase, Caps video (Reirden, Holtby, locker room, Rinkside Update/Wilson)]
  • The Caps had some special guests at MedStar Iceplex as they hosted a group of first responders. [Caps video, NBC4]
  • Checking in with Ilya Samsonov and other Caps’ prospects. [NBCSW]
  • Who might the Caps be kicking the tires on when this year’s trade deadline comes around? [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps are still awaiting their championship visit to the White House... but no rush. Maybe even put it off for another year or so, it’s cool. [WashTimes]
  • Lingonberry sauce, jigsaw puzzles, Crown Royal - check out all of the goodies in this year’s Better Halves Gift Basket auctions. [WaPo]