Capitals’ Jakub Vrana on Returning to the Lineup After Being Scratched Twice: “The Solely Factor I Can Management Is Go Out There And Work My Ass Off”


On Tuesday, Washington Capitals ahead Jakub Vrana spoke to the media following in the present day’s morning skate at Nassau Coliseum previous to tonight’s tilt in opposition to the New York Islanders (7 PM ET, NBC Sports activities Washington). He mentioned returning to the lineup after being a wholesome scratch for the previous two video games and specializing in serving to the group get two factors on the finish of the evening.

As talked about, Vrana will draw again into tonight’s lineup in opposition to the Islanders after serving as a wholesome scratch for the previous two video games. He mentioned, “For myself, it’s clearly disappointing…I attempt to preserve myself [in] form, preserve my physique prepared…attempt to work on some issues on the market every time I get the possibility to play once more.”

Head coach Peter Laviolette indicated this is able to be a “reset” for the 25-year-old. “I’m targeted on tonight’s sport and I’m going to go on the market and do my finest to assist the group to win the sport,” Vrana mentioned.

Vrana talked about he and Laviolette have had some conversations. “There [are] some issues in the course of the sport I must work on. There [are] positively issues I agree…on the similar time, no matter is occurring, we preserve it within the locker room.”

“The one factor I can management is go on the market and work my ass off. Work exhausting…attempt to do what I do finest and that’s my deal with proper now,” Vrana mentioned, including “[As] I mentioned earlier than, attempt to assist the group to get the win tonight and we transfer on.”

The latest scratches marked the primary time Vrana was out of the lineup since Sport 2 of the first-round Stanley Cup Playoff sequence in opposition to the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 15, 2018. “No matter occurs previously, occurs previously,” Vrana mentioned about drawing again in. “I’m wanting ahead.”

By Della Younger

About Della Younger

Della Younger is a fiction author based mostly out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. space and a web-based scholar attending Full Sail College. She bought her begin within the leisure trade at age seven as an actress. On the younger age of 9, Della wrote a psychological thriller brief story that sparked her curiosity in artistic writing. She comes from a household of huge Capitals followers and have become impressed to start out writing for sports activities. In her spare time, Della enjoys pictures, touring, and dealing on each side of the digicam. Observe Della on Twitter: @dellayoung


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