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Monday Caps Clips: Happy Opening Week!

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovi is day-to-day, waiver news, previews and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Alex Ovechkin missed yesterday’s practice, but Coach Laviolette does not consider his injury to be a long-term problem. [WaPo($), Vogs, WHN, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, S+S]
  • With Ovechkin not on the ice yesterday, Connor McMichael filled in on the top line with Kuznetsov and Wilson. [WHN, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Michal Kempny cleared waivers yesterday and will report to Hershey to start the season. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Speaking of waivers, the Washington Capitals placed goaltender Zach Fucale and center Garrett Pilon on waivers yesterday afternoon as the opening night roster becomes more clear. [WHN, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Another player who landed on waivers yesterday, this one due to visa issues? Former Caps’ prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, who the Sabres claimed off waivers a week ago. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • John Carlson looks healthy and ready to rack up the points this season. [S+S]
  • Both TJ Oshie and Coach Laviolette are fans of prospect Hendrix Lapierre. [RMNB]
  • Previewing the 2021-2022 Metropolitan Division. [NoVa Caps, and again using GAR]
  • The Caps have a turnover problem, and sadly it is not of the delicious apple pastry variety. [S+S]
  • 2021 fifth-round draft pick Dru Krebs had the time of his life at Washington’s development and main training camps this year. [Medicine Hat News, NoVa Caps]
  • Piping hot takes for the 2021-2022 NHL season. [Drive4Five]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Jason Arnott and happy 55th birthday to Shawn Chambers!