Found December 25, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from the Washington Post, It’s unclear when (Mike) Green, who was not made available to comment for this story, will return from his latest setback, a strained right groin muscle that he suffered in mid-November. When Green’s recovery plateaued two weeks ago, the Capitals decided to take an experimental route with his rehabilitation, according to several people familiar with the situation who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the defenseman’s recovery. Green received Accelerated Recovery Performance (ARP) treatment, which involves electrical stimulation, in Minnesota, according to those people. It’s unclear whether Green, who skated for five days prior to the NHL’s holiday break, has benefited from the program. But while Green’s teammates, coaches and agent, as well as Capitals’ officials await his return, all say the groin injury will not pose a significant threat to the defenseman’s career. But there’s no denying that the steady string of ailments h...

Capitals C Perreault taken to hospital

Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault was taken to a hospital after sustaining what the team called an upper-body injury in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. A team spokesperson said the plan was for Perreault to rejoin the team in Washington on Tuesday after staying in Buffalo overnight, though he noted Perreault may not necessarily stay in the hospital. Perreault...

Capitals G Vokoun not happy with role of backup

Washington Capitals goaltender Tomas Vokoun isn't thrilled with being reduced to a backup. After starting the season strong, Vokoun has been on the bench since Dec. 13 and seen Michal Neuvirth play the last five contests. "I can't really tell you. I don't know what I did wrong to be in this spot," Vokoun told the Washington Times. "I'm a professional...

World Juniors Special for Carlson, Alzner

For most of their professional careers, Capitals defensemen John Carlson and Karl Alzner have been attached at the hip.  Carlson, 21, and Alzner, 23, who were drafted two years apart, began their professional journeys with the Caps' American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears, developing alongside current Caps like Michal Neuvirth, Mathieu Perreault, and Jay Beagle....

Capitals D Green goes through full practice

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green participated in his first full practice with the team in 6 1/2 weeks. Green has been sidelined since suffering a strained right groin muscle on Nov. 11. There is no timetable for the return of Green, who has missed 20 games due to the injury. He acknowledged Tuesday that he might not be "100 percent" healthy for a long time but...

Jason Chimera: the Capitals' unlikely goal leader

NEWARK, N.J. — Jason Chimera's two goals Friday night vaulted him back into the Washington Capitals' lead for goals this season. That's not a typo — vaulted back, as Chimera has reclaimed a spot he's held for much of the season. He now has 13 and is on pace for ...

Is There A #1 Goalie In Washington?

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, Michal Neuvirth will make a fifth consecutive start tonight as the Capitals take on a Buffalo squad anxious for a win. The Sabres have lost three straight and are trying to avoid dropping four consecutive contests in regulation for the first time since February of 2010. This is the longest stretch of starts Neuvirth has seen this season and...

Hamrlik's penalty sets wrong tone for Capitals

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It wasn't over in nine seconds, but it all went downhill before a lot of fans at First Niagara Center could even settle into their seats. Nicklas Backstrom won the opening faceoff — a good start — and the Washington Capitals possessed the puck. But Roman Hamrlik sailed ...

Ovechkin's remark made a mark

PHT: Merry Christmas, everyone. We’ve put together a list of the best 10 NHL moments of the past year. Alex Ovechkin's comment toward Bruce Boudreau certainly was one.

Capitals C Perrault forced from game with injury

Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault left Monday's game against the Buffalo Sabres with an upper-body injury. Perreault was hurt following a collision with Buffalo's Christian Ehrhoff. He was sent to a hospital for observation and it was uncertain if he would accompany the team on its flight home. In 23 games this season, Perrault has three goals and four assists.

Capitals' road woes pinned on sluggish starts

NEWARK, N.J. — Outside the friendly confines of Verizon Center, the Washington Capitals know they need to be careful. In hockey, the home team gets the final line change and can set the matchups it wants and can often use that to great advantage. The Caps learned again on Friday ...

Rapid Rewind: Speared

The Washington Capitals were embarrassed, again, by the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night, falling 4-2 inside First Niagara Center.  Michal Neuvirth was pulled after half a period after allowing three goals, and Tomas Vokoun was solid in relief but by then the damage was already done.  Matt Hendricks and Alex Ovechkin made it look more respectable with goals well after the result...

Capitals' Mike Green shows much-needed progress

It wasn't a familiar sight, but a very welcome one for the Washington Capitals: Mike Green on the point on the power play. Yes, it was in practice, and no, Green won't be back for Wednesday's game vs. the New York Rangers, but it's progress. "Finally was able to skate ...

Capitals-Sabres Preview

Both the Washington Capitals and the Buffalo Sabres spent Christmas feeling dissatisfied about their seasons so far. Each team will have plenty to say about whether the other can begin to turn things around before the end of 2011. The frustrated clubs square off Monday night at Buffalo in the first of two meetings in a five-day span. The Sabres (16-15-3) haven't exactly played...

Buffalo Sabres use 4-goal first period to beat Washington Capitals 4-2

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