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Caps Today, 1/17

Today’s Storyline
The Washington Capitals will practice today at 10 a.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and will host the Caps Fan Appreciation Special Event at Verizon Center from 6-9 p.m. tonight. Fans are invited to come celebrate the season with an open Capitals practice that includes complimentary hot dogs, fountain soda, popcorn, pretzels, nachos and ice cream that will be provided for all guests in attendance. The Capitals will host an open practice at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center.

Upcoming Media
Today, 2-7 p.m.: LaVar and Dukes broadcasting live from Verizon Center, FAN 106.7 FM
Today, 4:30 p.m.: Adam Oates on LaVar and Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM
Today, 5:30 p.m.: Ted Leonsis on LaVar and Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM
Today, 5:35 p.m.: Braden Holtby on NHL Live, NHL Network
Today, 5:45 p.m.: Eric Fehr on LaVar and Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM
Today, 6:30 p.m.: George McPhee on LaVar and Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM
Tomorrow, 8-10 a.m.: Matt Hendricks (pre-recorded) on The Boxer Show, WMZQ 98.7 FM
Tomorrow, 7-8:45 p.m.: Capitals Preview on FAN 106.7 FM

Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump ‘n Chase: Wilson Heads Back to Plymouth
Caps 365: 01-16-13 Capitals Report / Matt Hendricks One-on-One / 01-16-13 Adam Oates / 01-16-13 Alex Ovechkin / 01-16-13 Nicklas Backstrom / 01-16-13 Troy Brouwer / 01-16-13 Wojtek Wolski
Capitals Voice: Capitals Minute for Thursday, January 17 / Scouting Report: Tampa Bay this Saturday
Capitals Overtime: Marcus Johansson / Tim Hunter / Ovechkin fan /Comcast Sportsnet
Washington Post: Capitals Insider: Caps return prospect Tom Wilson to OHL’s Plymouth Whalers / Capitals Insider: Adam Oates ‘absolutely’ would use Alex Ovechkin on penalty kill / Capitals Insider: Alex Ovechkin will be torchbearer for 2014 Sochi Olympics /Capitals Insider: Calle Johansson on encouraging defensemen to join the rush / Capitals Insider: Joey Crabb looks to forge role with Caps / Washington Capitals goalies Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby will share time
Washington Times: Capitals Watch: Tom Wilson sent back to Plymouth; is Caps’ roster set? / Capitals Watch: Alex Ovechkin ‘excited’ to be torchbearer for Sochi 2014 Olympics / Capitals Watch: Adam Oates: Alex Ovechkin may see time on Capitals’ penalty kill / Capitals Watch: Tom Wilson earns praise from Adam Oates / Capitals Watch: Caps defensemen get green light to jump in and play, join rush / Caps’ Mike Ribeiro has replaced mayhem with maturity / Alex Ovechkin could be used as penalty killer for Caps
Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Caps could use Ovechkin on penalty kill this season / Capitals not lost in translation in Europe /Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin set for penalty kill?
CSN Washington: Capitals send Wilson back to OHL club / CSN releases Capitals 2012-13 television schedule / Oates says he’ll use Ovechkin to kill penalties  / Capitals owner Ted Leonsis on NHL’s return (video)
CBS DC: Alzner on Caps being ready for season: ‘I guess we’ll find out’
NBC Washington: Mike Ribeiro’s Flashiness On, Off Ice Brings Different Dimension To Capitals
Penn Live: Hershey Bears win third straight by beating Worcester Sharks 3-2 in a shootout
WTTG-TV Fox 5: Holly and Dave live with the Washington Capitals
Ted’s Take: A Good Q and A with Bradley Beal / China’s Air Pollution From the Sky / All Caps Games on TV Again / Recycling Pixels / Rise of Rest – Rise of DC in Venture Capital World
Russian Machine Never Breaks: Brooks Laich on his Time in Switzerland: Flaming Helmets, Laich Buttons, and Lots of Roughing Penalties

Recent Transactions
Jan. 16 Assigned Tom Wilson to Plymouth (OHL)
Jan. 15 Assigned Cameron Schilling to Hershey
Jan. 13 Signed Eric Fehr
Jan. 13 Loaned Tom Poti to Hershey on conditioning assignment
Jan. 12 Recalled Braden Holtby from Hershey
Jan. 12 Recalled Cameron Schilling from Hershey
Jan. 12 Recalled Tom Wilson from Plymouth (OHL)

Thursday, Jan. 17
10 a.m.: Practice, Kettler Capitals Iceplex
6-9 p.m.: Fan Appreciation Special Event, Verizon Center
6:30 p.m.: Ted Leonsis media availability, Verizon Center interview room
7 p.m.: Practice, Verizon Center

Next Three Days
Friday, Jan. 18
10:30 a.m.: Practice, Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Saturday, Jan. 19
11:30 a.m.: Morning skate, Tampa Bay Times Forum
7 p.m.: at Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Times Forum
TV: CSN | WJFK 106.7 FM and the Caps Radio Network

Sunday, Jan. 20
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