While the second group on the ice at Kettler skated hard, the early group got in a normal workout. That’s some evidence - along with the players who were in the first group - that those guys are going to Chicago on Friday for the 8:30 game at United Center.
Troy Brouwer is not among them, so that homecoming will have to wait until March.
Here’s your lines, with the interesting placement of Joel Ward with Alex Ovechkin:
Alex Ovechkin - Marcus Johansson - Joel Ward
Matt Hendricks - Cody Eakin - Brooks Laich
D.J. King - Christian Hanson - Mattias Sjogren
Matthew Ford - Keith Aucoin - Ryan Potulny.
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Jeff Schultz - Mike Green
Danny Richmond - Sean Collins (Dmitry Orlov)
Tomas Vokoun - Dany Sabourin
* Jason Chimera left ice early during Friday morning skate.