Players are starting to converge in Arlington for the Capitals training camp. Already players like Anton Gustafsson, Matt Bradley, Boyd Gordon and John Erskine are already getting some morning ice time at Kettler Iceplex for individual workouts.
Other pro players have been working out with a few Caps like Jeff Halpern, goaltender Brent Johnson and minor-leaguer local Russell Smith. Those extra players have been told that Friday would be the last day they can work out with other Caps in the area as there will be enough players back in town to help with workouts.
Training camp dates have been released by the team. Rookie camp starts on Monday September 7. Veterans will report to camp officially on Saturday September 12.
What is starting to become a tradition, the rookie game against the Flyers will be on Friday September 11th in Voorhees New Jersey.
You can taste the hockey coming back.