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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Carolina comes for a visit, more details from the team bonding trip, the Injured go on Reserve, and get to know Eric Fehr, hockey player children's author.

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  • Preview of tonight's final preseason tilt featuring Carolina from Vogs, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Canes Country for more from the other side of this afternoon's match-up.
  • News and notes from yesterday out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Rinkside Update, Trotz)]
    • It's been obvious for a while, but made formal yesterday - Tom Wilson and Dmitry Orlov will start the season on injured reserve.  Plus updates on Mike Green, Jay Beagle and Aaron Volpatti. [WaPo]
    • The tone, it has been set. [CSNW]
    • The bar, it has been raised. [CSNW]
    • Hmm. The Caps are maybe thinking about possibly wading a bit deeper into the statistics pool, maybe. [WaPo]

  • More details from a day of team-bonding. [Dump 'n' Chase]
  • Crystal ballin' Dima Orlov's season, whenever it actually gets underway. [Peerless]
  • The Hershey Bears sustained their first loss of the preseason 4-2 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. They play the Baby Pens at home today and then it's on to the games that count. [Patriot-News]
  • A look at the Caps' prospects, doing their prospect thing in September. [THW]
  • There are some new food options available at Verizon. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally: "So he legit wrote this? Something must be off," goaltender Braden Holtby asked forward Aaron Volpatti, [who] replied, "Maybe there’s a different Eric Fehr." [WaPo, Monumental video (Fehr, teammates)]