Practice: Feb. 2

The Washington Capitals were on ice Thursday at 12 noon for an optional skate following their 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.  Some updates from Kettler:

Mike Green skated today, as he had done on both Wednesday and Tuesday, according to a Capitals spokesman.  Green said after the skate that he feels good, and is already noticing the positive effects from his surgery.  The defenseman mentioned that he feels he is on track to return within his original projected timeframe, which means he could see game action in 2-4 weeks.  This is certainly great news.

Only eight other Caps skated: Ovechkin, Schultz, Erskine, Beagle, Eakin, Vokoun, Rechlicz, and Ward.  Dale Hunter also indicated after the skate that Nicklas Backstrom is progressing and that he “feels better” but that you cannot rush concussions.  Which we know already.

That’s all for now.

Information from Sky Kerstein was used in this post.