The Washington Times - November 14, 2011, 10:32AM

Three-game road trip coming up. Injuries to three defensemen. But the Capitals didn’t see a need to recall someone from Hershey.

They had six defensemen on ice Monday, including Roman Hamrlik and John Erskine. Mike Green was missing after suffering an injury Friday night.

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Erskine missed Saturday night’s game, and Hamrlik left early.

The Caps leave Monday afternoon for Nashville, as they play the Predators Tuesday. They visit the Winnipeg Jets Thursday and then the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday.

The Caps do have enough cap room to call up a player. But they will apparently leave for their road swing with six healthy defensemen.

Lines:

Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera – Brooks Laich – Alexander Semin

Cody Eakin – Marcus Johansson – Joel Ward

Matt Hendricks – Jeff Halpern (Mathieu Perreault) – Mike Knuble