Yesterday, coach Dale Hunter declared Alexander Semin “good-to-go”. Today, he stood true to that promise, practicing him on the second line according to Stephen Whyno of The Washington Times, via Twitter. For the Caps full lineup, click here.
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1/3/12: According to Katie Carrera of The Washington Post, via Twitter, Semin will not play tonight. While coach Dale Hunter refused to go into the details of his winger’s injury, it seems like yesterday’s report of a right arm laceration was spot-on. While the injury is likely minor, we have no timetable for his return.
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Alexander Semin was not spotted on the ice this morning. When questioned by local media, a Washington Capitals spokesperson claimed Semin was simply taking a maintenance day.
However, Katie Carerra of The Washington Post later learned that Semin was missing because of a laceration on his right arm. Considering head coach Dale Hunter adamantly denied the rumors of an injury, Semin is certainly questionable for tomorrow night’s tilt against the Calgary Flames.
The enigmatic scorer is on the verge of turning his season around with three goals and five points over his last three games and five goals and 10 points through 13 December games. Missing a few games wont help his already disappointing season.