Posted October 06, 2013

Capitals Forward Joel Ward Tweeted His Way Out of Dallas Bathroom

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A bathroom mishap has made Joel Ward the butt of his teammates' jokes. (Elsa/Getty Images)

A bathroom mishap has made Joel Ward the butt of his Washington Capitals teammates’ jokes. (Elsa/Getty Images)

R. Kelly’s rap opera “Trapped in the Closet” is more than 91 minutes of pure joy, filled with sex, lies, and drama. Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward lived a less contentious, more hilarious 44-minute version this morning that could easily be titled “Trapped in the Bathroom.”

With the Caps set to play the Stars in Dallas tonight, Ward finished having breakfast with the team at the Omni Hotel, and headed to the restroom — and then found himself unable to leave. The latch was stripped, and the door was too tall to slide under or hop over.

Safe to say, Ward was knee-deep in a crappy situation.

“I tried to come out and I flipped the switch a little bit but it wasn’t really coming undone,” Ward told the Washington Post. “I’m in panic mode because I realized the door wasn’t going to open on me. I texted Karl [Alzner] to see if he was still around.”

His teammates, being the forward-thinkers they are, took to Twitter to offer Ward encouragement, ideas, and naturally, to document the rescue efforts:

Ward is taking the retrieval in stride, and fans are hopeful the bathroom accident becomes a watermark for the team’s bonding this season. After all, if your teammates can’t save your day from going down the toilet, who can?

2 comments
MrArlington
MrArlington

This is something I would have expected from Evan Gattis. If I were Ward I would have just kicked down the door

GeoffreyHolland
GeoffreyHolland

hilarious. and emanating from Boston? 1000s of racist tweets.