Well, Tarik says it best this morning:
Nearly three weeks after re-injuring his right ankle in St. Louis, Alexander Semin is expected to return to the lineup tonight as the Washington Capitals attempt to reverse a season-threatening slump against the Florida Panthers.
Great news on Semin....but is it coming too late? Tarik also has word on John Erskine replacing Milan Jurcina in the lineup (anyone who regularly reads this blog knows that Jurcina is one of my favorite players, but he has been playing like he forgot to take his adderall).
Corey has Glen Hanlon "giddy" about Semin's return. Can you blame him?
Washington Capitals coach Glen Hanlon's cheerful, bordering on giddy attitude yesterday after practice could have meant only one thing.
"Go ahead and ask me. Ask me that question you've been asking me for about a month," Hanlon said.
The question was "Is Alexander Semin ready to go?" and Hanlon could barely wait to reply, "Yes."