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Wednesday Caps Clips: Ant-Man and the Swap

Apr 29, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) talks to Washington Capitals right wing Anthony Mantha (39) before a face-off against the New York Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The first big trade chip of the week falls, as Anthony Mantha was sent to Vegas yesterday for a second- and fourth-round pick. [Rink, Caps, VGK, NHL, WaPo, Monumental, LVRJ, LV Sun, RDS, AP, Sporting News, SinBin, THW, Knights on Ice, NoVa Caps]
  • Hendrix Lapierre is making a statement in his most recent stint with the Capitals. [WaPo]
  • He’s back! The Caps snagged Matthew Phillips off the waiver wire from Pittsburgh and returned the forward to Hershey. [Caps, Bears]
  • Phillips will join Evgeny Kuznetsov, who participated in his first practice with the Bears yesterday and did so with a smile on his face. Good boy. [RMNB]
  • If Kuznetsov suits up for the Bears this weekend, he’ll become the highest-paid player in AHL history. [Fox43]
  • Hear from Coach Carbery after yesterday’s (pre-trade) practice. [Caps video]
  • There was positive news on the injury front yesterday, with T.J. Oshie hitting the ice for the first time ahead of practice. [THN]
  • Max Pacioretty’s name has been tossed around a bit in trade rumors, but the veteran forward has a no-trade clause in his deal – and apparently would like to stay in the Eastern Conference. [RDS]
  • Finally, happy 39th birthday to Daniel Winnik!

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