With dwindling numbers, the Capitals were forced to practice without a goalie on Wednesday.
If a Collective Bargaining Agreement cannot be reached by Oct. 1, team personnel will begin working four days a week and receive 80 percent of their pay.
While the Capitals' management and coaching staff might fear a risk of injury, Alex Ovechkin's teammates support his decision to play in Russia.
It's official, Alex Ovechkin has signed with Dynamo Moscow of the KHL. The Capitals captain says he may remain in Russia if the NHL forces a rollback of player salaries.