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“He does a little bit of everything. We’ve got to change things up then; a lot of guys are going to have to fill the void if he’s out,” Alzner said. “I don’t really know what the extent of that injury is right now, but he’s a pretty tough guy, so it has to hurt pretty good if he’s going to be out for a few games.”

The Caps’ next two games are against division foes, at home against the Panthers on Tuesday and the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

Note: Dmitry Orlov suffered a broken nose from a puck to the face Saturday and took another Sunday, but Hunter said he doesn’t think the young defenseman would miss any time.