When Michal Neuvirth bolted for the Czech League earlier this week, the Capitals were left without a goalie for their daily practice sessions at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
It took a few days to finalize the deal, but Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth is now an official member of Sparta Praha of the Czech League.
On Monday, the second day of the NHL lockout, 13 Capitals hit the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. By Wednesday that number was down to six.
They wont come right out and say it because, well, they're not permitted to do so.But its a safe bet Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, generalmanager George McPhee and head coach Adam Oates are not