Dennis Wideman could return soon

Updated: April 15, 2011, 1:10 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Washington Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman skated Friday morning for the first time since suffering a serious leg injury late last month, raising hopes he could return to action in a matter of days, not weeks.

"[It was] a really surprising sign, but I mean, a very good sign. He skated for about 15 minutes and felt pretty good, so maybe my assessment of three weeks was a little premature," Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said Friday morning.

Boudreau ...

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