TAMPA, Fla. | Alex Ovechkin is in Florida with the Washington Capitals, even doing some line rushes. But Tuesday night he’ll serve the second of his three-game suspension.
Ovechkin took rushes in place of Matt Hendricks, who appeared to come on the ice late but wasn’t showing any ill-effects from last week’s puck to the ear. He had the ear guard he’s been using for a little while now.
Enforcer Joel Rechlicz was splitting rushes on the fourth line with Jay Beagle.
Marcus Johansson - Mathieu Perreault - Alexander Semin
Matt Hendricks - Brooks Laich - Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera - Jeff Halpern - Mike Knuble
Joel Rechlicz/Jay Beagle - Cody Eakin - Joel Ward
Karl Alzner - Dennis Wideman
Roman Hamrlik - John Carlson
John Erskine - Dmitry Orlov