Washington Capitals Radio/Special to Inside/Out
ARLINGTON, Va. – Goalie José Theodore left practice early today at the Kettler Capitals IcePlex in northern Virginia. Theodore went down after taking a shot midway through practice – it was inside the knee, off the stick of Alexander Ovechkin – and was looked at by the Capitals trainers and equipment staff.
After a few minutes on the bench, Theodore returned to the ice briefly before leaving practice again and returning to the Caps dressing room. The Capitals scheduled starter for Thursday’s Game 1 was not made available to the media.
“He just got a stinger,” head coach Bruce Boudreau said. “We decided to keep him
off because he had already had his shots…. It hurts right off the bat
but it’s on the bone. It’s fine, he’s fine.”
Nicklas Backstrom was back on the ice today after missing yesterday’s
practice. Backstrom skated in his usual spot alongside Alex Ovechkin and
Mike Knuble on the Caps top-line.
“He’s not feeling 100 per cent,” Boudreau said, “but another day of rest
after today’s practice and getting a little sweat, I think he’ll be