The Washington Times - December 15, 2008, 12:32PM

OK, here is the rundown on the injuries:

*Nicklas Backstrom is fine and will play tomorrow.


*Alex Ovechkin and Alexnader Semin were just taking the day off and will play tomorrow.

*Jose Theodore will not make the trip to New York, and Brent Johnson will start in net. Simeon Varlamov will back him up.

*Sergei Fedorov will not make the trip.

*Tyler Sloan will make the trip but he is not sure if he will be able to play. It is not the bruised heel that is bothering him now. He said it is a lower body injury that occurred during the Montreal game after a hit. He also had a nasty cut on his nose from his visor cutting it on the same hit.

*Both Tomas Fleischmann and Eric Fehr will make the trip, but their availability is also in question. Fleischmann said his leg is feeling much better. It was an injury that got worse after he continued to play through it, so he had to take some time off. Fehr said his shoulder feels much better than it did last week, and he would like to get back in the lineup sometime this week.

*John Erskine and Chris Clark did not practice.