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Tuesday Caps Clips: Kempny Returns

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: More names hit the COVID list, Kempny is back in the District and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Lots of news out of yesterday’s return to practice, including six new (pre-Christmas) additions to the COVID protocol list. [Caps365, WaPo, NBCSW, WHN, NoVa Caps]
  • Subtractions from the lineup require additions, and that means the return of Michal Kempny to DC for the first time since last year. [Caps, WHN]
  • Could Alex Alexeyev be the next Caps kid to make his NHL debut tomorrow night? [RMNB]
  • Hear from the coach and Kempny after yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Laviolette, Kempny)]
  • Making the case for Alex Ovechkin as MVP. [S&S, THN]
  • Singling out the most indispensable player for each of the 32 teams. 8 guesses who gets the nod for the Caps. [ESPN]
  • Maybe it’s the guy who has been one of the best players in the league this season? [PHT]
  • The new ALL CAPS ALL HER initiative has been especially meaningful for one local hockey-obsessed family. Very cool story. [Caps]
  • Some bold predictions for the year ahead. [S&S]
  • Have the Caps benefitted from an excess of luck... or have they just played beyond expected metrics as they have for pretty much every year of the last decade? [The Score]
  • Reflecting back on the top DC sports stories of 2021. [WTOP]
  • Happy 39th birthday to Curtis Glencross, happy 45th to Benoit Gratton, and happy 65th to Doug Patey.
  • Finally, sending condolences and support to the family of Ovie the Bulldog, beloved superfan pup who passed away on Christmas Eve. Rest in peace, little guy. [WaPo, NHL]