Flu benches Theodore

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A change in plans for the Capitals tonight against Carolina.

Coach Bruce Boudreau said moments ago that Jose Theodore will not start as scheduled because of the flu. Michal Neuvirth will start his third game for the Capitals.

“He’s not feeling 100 percent and if you’re not feeling 100 percent, we might as well put the other guy in,” Boudreau said.

Boudreau also said defenseman John Erskine might still play and will take the warm up. Staffan Kronwall is confirmed in the line up so somebody else would be squeezed out if Erskine plays.

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