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Hello from Baltimore ... David Booth out ... Kenndal McArdle in ... Florida Panthers vs. Washington Capitals, NO TV ... Now with Man Games Lost!

HomicideBALTIMORE -- Greetings from Charm City, the place that brought us Cal Ripken, the Colts, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Wire and killer crab.

Of course, those history majors out there know the Colts were originally the Miami Seahawks of the All-American Football League, but whatever.

Made the drive from the Capitals' training facility in Arlington, Va., and am now in Natty Boh country. Not a pretty day, either. But, I did get to walk through my first hail storm. It was cool. Like little pieces of ice balls crashing to earth. Should have held out a cup and filled it with Diet Dr. Pepper afterward.

Now, on to hockey....

-- Pete DeBoer says David Booth's shoulder is going to keep him out of Tuesday's game against the Caps, and will probably keep him out at least a week. Kenndal McArdle will be on his way to D.C. here in the coming hours. McArdle was Florida's first round draft pick (20th overall at the post-lockout, Sidney Crosby, Ottawa hotel ballroom draft) in 2005.

McArdle will make his NHL debut tomorrow if all goes to plan. He has three goals and 10 points with the Americans so far this season.

-- No real updates on Cory Stillman nor Nathan Horton. Horton's lacerated ankle could keep him out an extended time because the area of the injury is susceptible to re-open. If that happens, he's out all over again. PDeB says Stillman had a good couple of days, but has been out so long (one game since Nov. 2) Mrboh there's really no timetable right now.

-- If I think of anything else, will bring it here. See you at Nacho Mamas!

-- From the 'You Asked for It' File: Panthers, through Sunday's game, are at 80 games lost due to injury. With six guys on the DL right now, that will hit 86 after the Washington game.

Most lost: Bryan Allen at 21, followed by Cory Murphy (16), Cory Stillman (9) and Bryan McCabe (10). McCabe is active again; his 10 games are from earlier.

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