As expected, Mike Green (groin) and Nicklas Backstrom (head) were not on the ice Wednesday for the Washington Capitals’ morning skate. In Green’s old spot was call-up Tomas Kundratek, will make his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The lines were switched up, too, with the top combinations jumbled around:
Alex Ovechkin – Marcus Johansson – Alexander Semin
Mike Knuble – Brooks Laich – Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera – Jeff Halpern – Joel Ward
Matt Hendricks – Mathieu Perreault – Jay Beagle
Karl Alzner – John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov – Dennis Wideman
Roman Hamrlik – Tomas Kundratek
Tomas Vokoun starts in goal vs. Pittsburgh.