Originally written on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 1/13/13
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The Washington Capitals were finally on ice Sunday morning for their first formal skate after the lockout, as training camp for the 2013 season got underway.  Some news and notes from a packed Kettler Capitals Iceplex: Defenseman Tom Poti, who is attempting a comeback following two years lost to injury, has passed his physical and has been sent to Hershey of the AHL for a conditioning stint as he tries to break the Caps' lineup.  If healthy, the stable, reliable Poti could be a big boost to a top-heavy Washington defensive corps. Late Saturday night, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported that forward Brooks Laich is expected to miss the first week or two of the season because of a groin injury suffered while playing abroad.  This was confirmed by the lines, as Laich was absent.  The units were as follows: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Johansson, Wolski-Ribeiro-Brouwer, Chimera-Beagle-Ward/Wilson, and Hendricks-Perreault-Crabb/Fehr. Defensive uberprospect Dmitry Orlov was also absent from camp, expected following George McPhee's comments on his injury earlier in the week.  As a result, the defensive pairs were as follows: Alzner-Carlson, Green-Hamrlik, Schultz-Erskine, and Hillen-Schilling.  Orlov is expected to miss the start of the season as well, meaning this is what the Caps could be forced to roll with at the onset of the season. That's all for now.  More to come later. Harry Hawkings is a college student credentialed to cover the Capitals for RtR.  Follow him on Twitter here for all your news needs this season.
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