The Washington Times - September 26, 2011, 10:05AM

So much for a one-day-only pairing of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with Marcus Johansson sick. The two Capitals stars are expected to play together Monday night against the Blue Jackets at Verizon Center.

Here are the projected lines, from the morning skate:


Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – Troy Brouwer

Alexander Semin – Marcus Johansson – Mike Knuble

Cody Eakin – Mathieu Perreault – Chris Bourque

Matt Hendricks – Jeff Halpern – Jay Beagle

Jeff Schultz – Mike Green

Roman Hamrlik – Dennis Wideman

Dmitry Orlov – Patrick McNeill

Michal Neuvirth is expected to start in goal.