Caps forward Tomas Fleischmann will miss the start of the regular season due to a blood clot in his leg. Team doctors believe the clot formed during his flight back to the Czech Republic at the end of last season. Caps officials have said that Fleischmann, who scored a career-high 19 goals last season, should return to regular practice in early October.
Once again, Ovie’s making headlines. At the start of camp over the weekend, the noticeably more buff Ovechkin told a crowd of reporters that the Caps would finish “[o]n top. On top of Pittsburgh, on top of everybody.”
With the additions of Mike Knuble and Brendan Morrison over the summer, the pieces are certainly falling into place. The big question still on everyone’s mind is on goaltender Jose Theodore, whom Coach Boudreau has already tapped as the starting netminder for the beginning of the season.
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