Capitals Injury Update: John Erskine is Placed on IR

Washington Capitals veteran defenseman John Erskine was placed on the injured reserve Wednesday. Mike Halford from Pro Hockey Talk reported that Erskine has undergone corrective neck surgery and will begin rehab over the next few weeks.  #476882757 / John Erskine has not played in any of the Caps first five games this season. Erskine completed his surgery...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals defenseman John Erskine has surgery for disk in neck

  Capitals defenseman John Erskine has had surgery to repair a disk in his neck. The team announced Erskine's operation on Wednesday, before Washington played a game at the Edmonton Oilers. Erskine is scheduled to start his rehabilitation program in the next few weeks, the Capitals said. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defenseman has not appeared in a game this season. He has played for...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals D Erskine has surgery for disk in neck

WASHINGTON (AP) Capitals defenseman John Erskine has had surgery to repair a disk in his neck. The team announced Erskine's operation on Wednesday, before Washington played a game at the Edmonton Oilers. Erskine is scheduled to start his rehabilitation program in the next few weeks, the Capitals said. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defenseman has not appeared in a game this season. He...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington’s Roster Finalized Day Before Season Opener

Coach Barry Trotz announced the Washington Capitals’ 23-man roster a mere day before the team’s Oct. 9 opener against the Montreal Canadiens.   By placing four players on injured reserve (IR), Trotz was able to whittle his roster down to the desired amount. Forward Jay Beagle has been placed on IR as he continues to fight an upper body injury. He, along with forward Tom Wilson...
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers beat Capitals, lose to Leafs in shootout to open preseason

With just 16 days until the regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers began the preparation to opening night. The preseason began as the Flyers split up the camp roster between Philadelphia and London, Ontario. In Philadelphia, Mark Streit and Jake Voracek shined as the Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals, 5-4, at Wells Fargo Center. In London, the Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers use four power-play goals to beat Capitals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Flyers scored four power-play goals to help rally past the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Monday night. It was the visiting Caps who started the scoring with first-period goals by Eric Fehr and John Erskine. Philadelphia got on the board with 24 seconds left in the stanza on a power-play goal by Jakub Voracek. Another power-play tally, this one from Mark Streit...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Top Fights of 2013-2014: Number 1

John Erskine vs. Colton Orr. January 10th. 14:58 into the second period.
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobblehead Yourself

The Caps are giving you the opportunity to bobblehead yourself!  All you have to do is upload a picture of yourself and scale it down.  From there, you can give yourself a few bruises, maybe a few cuts and stitches.  You can even give yourself a John Erskine fu manchu.  It’s all up to you! […]
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wayne Simmonds holds John Erskine so Vinny Lecavalier can punch him during line brawl (Video)

The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals have quickly established one of the most fierce rivalries in hockey. Earlier this season, a line brawl broke out between the two teams that led to a rare goalie fight. It happened again on Wednesday night, only this time there were a number of cheap shots from the Philly […]
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Epic Chapter Complete In Flyers/Capitals Rivalry

  This one certainly had it all, folks. You want fisticuffs? Hey, you got that right off the bat. You want high scoring affairs? Let’s hope a 6-4 victory quenches that particular thirst. Were you hoping that young Tom Wilson would finally get a couple of knuckle sandwiches for all of his dirty tricks? Luke Schenn may have provided you with a little joy. In what has become the rivalry...
Via Total Sports Live
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Tom Wilson vs. Luke Schenn, John Erskine vs. Many

Tom Wilson: 6’4″, 210 lbs., 12 Career NHL Regular Season Fights   Luke Schenn: 6′ 2″, 229 lbs., 27 Career NHL Regular Season Fights March 5th, 2014.  Wells Fargo Center.  8:01 into the first period.  Caps down 2-0. Wilson walked up to his newest teammate, Dustin Penner. “Hi Dustin, welcome to the Washington Capitals,” he […]
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flyers-Capitals get in small line brawl

The Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers got involved in some fisticuffs after Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn leveled Capitals forward Ryan Stoa. Tom Wilson stepped in to fight Schenn and then a few Flyers went after John Erskine. In total, there were 56 penalty minutes given out and three game misconducts. Nothing like Wednesday Night Rivalry Night in the NHL. [Hockey...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers, Capitals Engage In Line Brawl (Video)

The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals are once again division rivals thanks to realignment, and the rivalry has intensified with both teams battling for playoff position in the Metropolitan Division. Their meeting on Wednesday night featured a full line brawl in the second period, which included several exciting bouts. After Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn and Capitals forward...
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers and Capitals line brawl

Rivalry Night in Philly. The boxscore will read. Two players were kicked out of the game for their efforts.11:59 WSH Tom Wilson Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Luke Schenn 11:59 PHI Luke Schenn Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Tom Wilson11:59 PHI Vincent Lecavalier Fighting (maj) - 5 min against John Erskine11:59 WSH John Erskine Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Vincent Lecavalier11...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of The Tape: Wilson vs. Ashton and Erskine vs. Orr

And….the winner is….in a unanimous decision…..TOM WILSON and JOHN ERSKINE.
Via Capitals Outsider
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colton Orr and John Erskine square off in epic heavyweight fight

Late in the 2nd period of a 1-1 game, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Colton Orr and Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine decided to settle a score. Orr and Erskine squared off in this heavyweight tilt and showed no regard for their own safety, throwing haymaker after haymaker. Orr ended up going down after taking a heavy shot from Erskine and the Caps went on to win 3-2. [HockeyFights...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Defenseman John Erskine Accidentally Punches Linesman in Chin; Drops Colton Orr in Spirited Fight (GIFs)

Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine was going to fight regardless of who got in his way on Friday night. Erskine was a man on a mission, wanting to drop the gloves first with Toronto Maple Leafs star Dion Phaneuf, but a linesman had other ideas early in the second period. The unlucky man in black and white attempted to break things up, but as he skated in between the pair...
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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