PHOTO: Ribeiro tries his hand at goaltender

PHOTO: Ribeiro tries his hand at goaltender
September 10, 2012, 3:58 pm
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Capitals center Mike Ribeiro may be one of the craftiestplaymakers in the NHL, but on Monday he was flopping around the crease like ayoung, albeit slightly taller, Darren Pang.

The Caps held another informal workout at Kettler CapitalsIceplex and Ribeiro, acquired from Dallasin a draft-day trade for Cody Eakin, strapped on the pads and didnt look outof place across from Caps goalie Michal Neuvirth.
Mondays group also included newcomer Jason Chimera, Mike Green,Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, Dmitry Orlov, John Erskine, Matt Hendricks, MarcusJohansson, Mattias Sjogren and Stan Galiev.Alex Ovechkin, who skated with teammates last week, hasreturned to Moscow,where he plans to spend his 27th birthday on Sept. 17.Barring an NHL lockout on Sept. 15, Caps rookies arescheduled to report to Kettler on Sept. 16, while veterans are expected toreport on Sept 21.