The Washington Times - January 14, 2009, 05:45PM

OK, here are the changes for tonight:

* Bryan Helmer is in the lineup and Shaone Morrisonn is out. Bruce Boudreau said it is a lower body injury and not a healthy scratch. Helmer will skate with Karl Alzner.

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* Eric Fehr is in the lineup and Chris Clark is out. Fehr moves onto the third line and Matt Bradley slides back to the fourth where Clark was.

Boudreau said Clark’s absence is based on position, not effort. He said the team has 13 forwards, and to put in Fehr, Clark was the odd man out. He said if someone like David Steckel had been the guy to go in, then Clark would not be coming out tonight.

* Jose Theodore is officially the starting goaltender.

Here is the lineup:

Ovechkin-Backstrom-Semin

Fleischamnn-Fedorov-Kozlov (though he and Semin could be switched)

Laich-Nylander-Fehr

Brashear-Steckel-Bradley

Alzner-Helmer

Erskine-Green

Schultz-Jurcina

Theodore