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Projected lineups for Capitals, Hurricanes

Thursday, 03.14.2013 / 1:01 PM

By Kurt Dusterberg - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Capitals, Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Here are the projected lineups for the game Thursday between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena:

CAPITALS

Matt Hendricks - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin

Eric Fehr - Marcus Johansson - Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera - Mike Ribeiro - Joel Ward

Aaron Volpatti - Jay Beagle - Joey Crabb

Jeff Schultz - John Carlson

Karl Alzner - Tomas Kundratek

Tom Poti - Steve Oleksy

Michal Neuvirth

Braden Holtby

Scratches: Mathieu Perreault, Wojtek Wolski, Cameron Schilling

Injuries: Mike Green (groin), John Erskine (upper body), Brooks Laich (

HURRICANES

Jiri TlustyEric StaalAlexander Semin

Jeff SkinnerJordan StaalJussi Jokinen

Drayson BowmanRiley NashPatrick Dwyer

Chris TerryTim BrentTim Wallace

Jay HarrisonJustin Faulk

Tim GleasonJoe Corvo

Bobby SanguinettiJamie McBain

Dan Ellis

Justin Peters

Scratches: Kevin Westgarth

Injuries: Cam Ward (knee), Chad LaRose (concussion), Joni Pitkanen (lower body), Tuomo Ruutu (hip)

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