Monday Afternoon Notebook

Posted by Dave Nichols | Monday, November 03, 2008 | , , , , , , | 0 comments »

  • Alex Ovechkin returned to practice today and will play tomorrow at Ottawa. He expressed thanks to the Caps organization for allowing him the time to be with his grandfather.
  • Shaone Morrisonn also practiced after being rushed to the hospital during the game against Buffalo. Apparently, he was spitting up blood after getting hit in the first period Saturday night and was taken to the hospital out of an abundance of caution.

  • John Erskine did not practice today, and is questionable for tomorrow's game. Federov skated on the blue line for practice and will play D if Erskine can't go. This is a flare-up of the calf injury first sustained at Calgary.

  • Alexander Semin was named NHL's "First Star" of the month of October, formerly known as "Player of the Month". He led the league in points for the month with 16.

  • Keith Aucoin of Hershey was named the AHL's Player of the Month, making it a sweep for top honors in the two highest leagues.