The players say they won't accept salary rollbacks. The owners want to lower the salary cap. Is there a common ground?
Alex Ovechkin has repeatedly stated he will consider staying in Russia if he is forced to take a pay cut in the NHL.
Capitals center Brooks Laich said he fully supports NHL players' decisions to play in Europe.
Aside from having a goaltender and a few new faces, the Capitals' skate-around on Thursday was uneventful.