Tuesday's outline for the league’s return to play means it is time for the players to start planning a return to the Washington area for the eventual resumption of the season. But getting all the players back to Washington is going to take some time given how they are all over the globe. Here’s a look at how a number of Caps’ players have been spending the pause in the season.
Nicklas Backstrom became a father of three with the birth of his daughter, Alizee in April.
Travis Boyd may have gotten the best present ever as his long-time girlfriend, Kelsey DeGonda, hired artist Taylor Kamp Olson to paint Boyd hoisting the Stanley Cup.
Brenden Dillon initially spent the first few weeks of the pause in a hotel in Arlington, but eventually returned to his home in San Jose. It was there he apparently discovered Tik Tok.
Braden Holtby and his family have stayed in Virginia throughout the pause. He has kept himself busy doing things like saving a kitten on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
Lars Eller donated a “Health Cleanse Portal” to the Central Union Mission homeless shelter near Union Station. He detailed why this was important to him in an episode of the Capitals Talk Podcast.
Nick Jensen became a father right after the season paused as he and his wife welcomed their first child, Lorenzo, on St. Patrick’s Day.
Ilya Kovalchuk has been finding some pretty unique ways to get a workout in.
T.J. Oshie and his family have been among the bigger stars of the NHL’s pause. First, Oshie became a father of three with the birth of his son, Campbell. His daughters, Lyla and Leni, gave him a surprise makeover and their McLean home was featured in Architectural Digest.
Alex Ovechkin remained in the area initially working out with his trainer who came into town just before the season was paused. Ovechkin took on Wayne Gretzky on NHL 20 for charity where both agreed to an eventual tie. He then flew his family to Miami where he continues to work preparing for the return to the season.
Jonas Siegenthaler returned to his native Switzerland. From there, he and Jakub Vrana, who had returned to the Czech Republic, battled in a cook-off on Twitter.
Tom Wilson went back to his home in Toronto. His dog Halle has been the star of the season’s paws...er...pause.
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