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Where could Brooks Laich be inserted into the lineup? What's going on with Braden Holtby? Should George McPhee remain general manager? Is it time for a trade? Get your answers here.
Rookie defenseman Patrick Wey will make his NHL debut tonight when the Nashville Predators visit the Capitals at VerizonCenter [7 p.m. CSN].
Marty Erat, Joel Ward and Matt Hendricks will all be facing their former teams tonight when the Predators visit the Capitals [7 p.m., CSN].
Center Brooks Laich stayed off the ice for the eighth straight day, raising concerns about his long-term health.
The team also placed goaltender Michal Neuvirth, who injured his lower body on Friday by stepping on a puck during pre-game warmups, on injured reserve, sidelining him until at least Saturday.
Before every game, Capitals coach Adam Oates has to make 23 go into 20. The NHL allows teams to carry 23 players. Only 20 can dress for a game. As cool as the media corps may be, players would rather be on ice than up in the press box where the scratches sit for a game.
The Capitals hit the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex this morning without center Brooks Laich, who, according to a team spokesperson, is "being cautious" with a lower body injury.
Twenty-four hours after confirming he's asked general manager George McPhee to trade him and that it's "time for me to go," Erat tried to make Tuesday a normal day at the Capitals' practice facility.
Mike Green says he'll need one more day of practice before returning from a lower body bruise.