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Sammi’s Daily: Capitals News, Ovechkin Keeps Scoring, Kadri, Subban Updates



Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin

The Washington Capitals have seen Alex Ovechkin stay in shape and keep the action going this offseason, and he just won’t stop scoring.

Ovechkin not only took part in a soccer friendly this summer but has been on the ice for a number of events, including Alexander Semin’s farewell game and a surprise for the Dynamo youth team. And, as he played in another charity game on Friday, he struck again.

In other Capitals headlines, prospects are looking to make an impact, T.J. Oshie is being honored back home and more Washington skaters are getting ready for the season. Meanwhile, NHL Free Agency rolls on, and Nazem Kadri could be close to finding a new home, and P.K. Subban is still waiting out the market.

Here are all the latest news and notes from D.C. and across the NHL:

Washington Capitals Links

  • Capitals prospect Haakon Hanelt is eager to make his own name for himself and prove he was a steal for Washington. (WHN)
  • Ovechkin took the ice back home and surprised Dynamo youth players in a big way. (WHN)
  • Oshie‘s high school No. 19 will be raised to the rafters back home in Warroad. (WHN)

NHL Links

  • Evander Kane and Matthew Tkachuk have had bad blood for a long time, and that appears to have boiled over as Kane openly mocked Tkachuk following his first presser with the Florida Panthers. (WHN)
  • P.K. Subban is still waiting out the free agency market, but don’t expect a return to the Montreal Canadiens. (MHN)
  • As for Nazem Kadri, the New York Islanders are among the teams in on the star center — and they need him now more than ever. (NYIHN)

Sammi’s Top Shelf Takes

  • Ovechkin and Dmitry Orlov are going to play in another charity game on Saturday, but Ovechkin also played on Friday. He scored a beautiful goal on a great give-and-go. Easy to say: he looks very much ready to come back and keep the momentum going in 2022-23.

  • John Klingberg finally found a home, signing with the Anaheim Ducks for one year, $7 million. Don’t count them out as making a strong playoff run next year, especially with Trevor Zegras promising more star power to come.
  • And here’s Orlov and Ovechkin lacing ’em up right now for their charity game.