Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Capitals Development Camp Day 3

After two high-tempo scrimmages, the Washington Capitals prospects were given somewhat of a day off at #CapsDevCamp.

In a relatively non-newsworthy day (until about 4:08 PM), Group A and Group B were on ice at different times, working on technical skills, shooting, skating, passing, stickhandling, and mini-games.

The real news for the Development Camp-dwellers was the arrival of 2012 7th-round goaltender Sergei Kostenko, who had originally struggled to get a visa from Russia. Kostenko looked solid on the ice, moving well in the crease and flashing his pads on more than one occasion. He hasn't been showcased in a scrimmage yet, but will get his chance tomorrow, as Team Red and Team White face off again.

Italian-born 4th-round pick Thomas Di Pauli had to leave camp to return to summer school at Notre Dame.

The big news of the day was the Caps' signing of 26-year-old Polish left-winger Wojtek Wolski on a one-year, $600,000 contract.

Wolski should step into the Caps' top-six, perhaps playing alongside the likes of Mike Ribeiro and Troy Brouwer on a new-look second-line.

Wolski brings good size (6'3") and skill to a lineup that has looked starved without Alex Semin and Mike Knuble in the mix.

Just another reason to look forward to Training Camp...

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