The NHL lockout has affected many players in many ways.
The Capitals were supposed to be finishing up their preseason schedule this weekend with home games against the Nashville Predators Friday night and the Detroit Red Wings Sunday.
Capitals center Brooks Laich skated by the only reporter atthe Capitals practice facility Thursday morning and shouted, Nothingschanged.He was referring, of course, to the stalled labornegotiations
On Monday, the second day of the NHL lockout, 13 Capitals hit the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. By Wednesday that number was down to six.