Klepis In Against the Team that Drafted Him
Yesterday’s Game Day preview over on the Caps’ main site (washingtoncaps.com, you know, the paying gig) made note of some lineup adjustments for the Capitals as they prepare to take on the Senators tonight in Ottawa.
At yesterday’s practice here, Jakub Klepis sported the yellow sweater, meaning he was the guy who did not figure to be in the lineup tonight. Today however, it is Kris Beech who is out for tonight’s game. Klepis will skate with Alexander Semin and Donald Brashear.
The Caps have struggled to find a viable option at the second line center slot all season long. The Sens are a speedy team, and Klepis brings a bit more speed and skill to the table. Hopefully tonight Klepis will be motivated by the twin factors of having sat out the last several games and playing against the team that drafted him. The Sens chose Klepis (16th overall) one pick before the Caps took Boyd Gordon (17th overall) in the first round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.