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Troy Brouwer misses practice; Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom reunited on same line

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Troy Brouwer misses practice; Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom reunited on same line


  • Hours after being drubbed at home by the Dallas Stars Jason Chimera Jersey, the Capitals were back on the ice for a somber practice.
    There wasn t the usual background chatter or levity on the ice Wednesday morning as players skated through drills expressionless, with only the sound of skate blades cutting through ice, sticks and whistles rising above the glass.
    Troy Brouwer sat out the session, receiving a maintenance day according to a team spokesman. Defensemen Patrick Wey, who has missed one game after suffering an apparent head injury in a fight with Nashville s Rich Clune, and Jack Hillen, who has been out three games with an undisclosed upper body injury after a collision with Alex Ovechkin, were both absent as well.
    Then there was brief concern about Ovechkin, who took to the ice as usual and stretched but departed for the dressing room prior to the official start of practice. While it s unclear why Ovechkin left the session Andre Burakovsky Jersey, he returned a few minutes later.
    Washington was also working with new line combinations that included reuniting Ovechkin and Backstrom on the same unit. Here s what they looked like:
    Grabovski-Backstrom-Ovechkin
    Johansson-Beagle-(Brouwer; Volpatti filling in during practice)
    Chimera-Fehr-Ward
    Penner-Kuznetsov-Wilson
    Alzner-Carlson
    Orlov-Green
    Erskine-Brouillette
    Carrick

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Post Troy Brouwer misses practice; Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom reunited on same line mats zuccarello 2868 May 12, 2015, 5:39 PM