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As Mikhail Grabovski prepares for a personal Reunion Weekend, with games against the Canadiens on Friday and the Maple Leafs on Saturday, the Washington Capitals' third-line center admits that he will have plenty of motivation in facing two of his former employers in back-to-back contests.
Mikhail Grabovski, the former Toronto Maple Leafs center, arrived at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex Tuesday for his first practice with his new team.
The Washington Capitals opened training camp Thursday with 69 players taking part, but center Mikhail Grabovski was not among them.
Former Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn could be heading north of the border. According to multiple sources in Montreal, Zorn is one of six candidates to have interviewed for the vacant head coaching position with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
Washington Capitals prospect Tom Wilson knew the odds were stacked against him. The likelihood of an 18-year-old making a Capitals roster that general manager George McPhee recently described as "ready to go" was slim at best.
If Tom Poti's first professional hockey game in more than two years is any indication, the 35- year-old's attempt at an NHL comeback could be the Capitals' early season feel good story.
The Capitals released their schedule Saturday afternoon, shortly after the NHLPA voted in favor of ratifying the new collective bargaining agreement.
Two days after seeing a medical specialist in Michigan, Nicklas Backstrom took part in an informal skate with 14 teammates Friday at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex and said afterwards that he expects to play when the NHL season begins next weekend.
NHL owners and players alike would like nothing more than to move on from the 113-day lockout and put their differences aside.
Fifteen members of the Washington Capitals took part in an informal skate Wednesday morning at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, but the team's No. 1 center was noticeably absent.