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Sunday Caps Clips: Sammy Sits

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Samsonov is out for the remainder of the year, the team gets in one last practice before Toronto and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • After he missed all of training camp for an undisclosed reason, the Caps made it official: Ilya Samsonov will miss the rest of the postseason with an injury. [WaPo, NBCSW, NHL, The Score, AFP]
  • Which means that the net really is officially Braden Holtby’s (perhaps for the last time) - and the Caps need him to be at the top of his game. [NBCSW, THW]
  • News and notes from the last pre-bubble practice as the Caps made their final preparations before heading to Toronto. [Caps video (Caps365, Reirden, Backstrom, Eller, Ovechkin), NoVa Caps]
  • The NHL outlined what life will be like in the bubble on Thursday, with everything from dining options to social justice actions (!!) covered. [WaPo]
  • The Caps may have some spots to fill on the blueline after this season; is Martin Fehervary ready to join the team full time? [THW]
  • Happy 57th birthday to Eric Calder.
  • It’s go time.