Game 35: Carolina Hurricanes (16-16-2) vs. Washington Capitals (16-17-2)
Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:41 PM
The Canes will look a little different tonight as they currently have eight healthy defensemen on the roster. Muller could possibly roll with seven defensemen and use newly acquired Marc Andre Bergeron (MAB) just on the power play as a point man.
The line-ups will be as followed...
Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Jeff Skinner - Jordan Staal - Patrick Dwyer
Drayson Bowman - Riley Nash - Jussi Jokinen
Chad LaRose - Tim Brent - Double Shift
Gleason - Corvo
Pitkanen - Bergeron
Harrison - Bellemore
Inactive: Jamie McBain (healthy), Kevin Westgarth (healthy)
Injured: Tuomo Ruutu (groin), Justin Faulk (knee), Cam Ward (knee)
As far as the Caps go, they recently reassigned Dmitry Orlov and Tomas Kundratek the the AHL, so they will obviously not play tonight. The Caps also activated John Erskine from IR, so he is expected to back in the line-up tonight. Caps goaltender Michael Neuvirth is said to be progressing through his injury well and could play if needed tonight, however Braden Holtby is expected to get the start. The Caps have a bunch of moves acquiring Dan Byers from Edmonton and Joel Rechlicz from Phoenix and they also signed Nate Schmidt and Jack Hillen. A few of those players mentioned might be in the line-up for the Caps tonight. Regarding injuries, the only significant player that Washington will be without tonight is Eric Fehr.
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