Practice: Jan. 2

The Washington Capitals were on ice Monday for a practice as they prepare to take on the Calgary Flames Tuesday night at Verizon Center. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Alexander Semin was absent from practice, as he was given a “maintenance day.”  Despite this, Dale Hunter would not commit to Semin playing against the Flames tomorrow.  In addition, according to a Caps spokesperson, Semin is not suffering from a cut on his arm, despite reports otherwise this morning.

As such, the lines were as follows: Ovechkin-Laich-Brouwer, Johansson-Backstrom-Knuble, Chimera-Halpern-Ward, and Perreault-Hendricks-Beagle.  Mike Green, who skated for a full practice again Monday, is still progressing and could play tomorrow.  He said that this is the best he’s felt since suffering his injury over 50 days ago and a determination on his status would be made after the morning skate.

That’s all for now.