Like all NHL owners, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has been asked to refrain from commenting on negotiations between the league and its players.
CSNWashington.com Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley will evaluate the 2011-12 performance of each player on the Caps roster. One breakdown will occur every weekday in alphabetical order.
Newsand notes from todays practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex:Returnof Schultz: The biggest switch from todays practice appears to be the returnof defenseman Jeff Schultz to the lineup.
After most of the Capitals had retreated to the dressing room following Mondays practice center Nicklas Backstrom stayed on the ice and asked teammate Jay Beagle to give him a bump.
The only good thing to come out of Sunday nights 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks was the news that followed about an hour later while the Capitals were boarding their charter flight for Detroit,