Monday, February 02, 2009

Clark Could Be Gone For The Year

George McPhee confirmed that Chris Clark could be done for the year. Clark has had a nagging wrist injury he has had since training camp. The injury will likely require surgery which will take some significant time to recover from. That would mean Clarkie is done for the year.

Clark had to finish last season early with a groin strain that took a majority of the off season to heal. His return to the lineup some how made the Capitals whole, now there is just a hole where the Capitals' captain should be.

"Clark is our captain," Bruce Boudreau said as he fielded questions after practice at Kettler. "There's no controversy there. When he gets healthy, he'll come back and be our captain."

McPhee hasn't committed to making any moves as of yet according to Tarik via the Capital Insider blog. There is room to bring up Karl Alzner if they wanted if Clark goes on the LTIR (long term injured reserve), but it looks as if McPhee might just wait. The likely-hood of another forward will be more likely.

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