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Projected lineups for Capitals, Hurricanes

Thursday, 04.11.2013 / 10:26 AM

By Ben Raby - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Capitals, Hurricanes

The Washington Capitals will attempt to at least maintain -- and perhaps add to -- their slim lead atop the Southeast Division when they host the reeling Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night at Verizon Center.

The Capitals begin play Thursday two points ahead of the Winnipeg Jets, who are hosting the Florida Panthers. Forwards Joel Ward, Martin Erat and Brooks Laich all remain out with injuries.

Here are the projected lineups for the Capitals and Hurricanes:

CAPITALS

Marcus JohanssonNicklas BackstromAlex Ovechkin

Aaron VolpattiMike RibeiroTroy Brouwer

Eric FehrMathieu PerreaultJason Chimera

Wojtek WolskiJay BeagleMatt Hendricks

Karl AlznerMike Green

John ErskineJohn Carlson

Jack HillenSteve Oleksy

Braden Holtby

Michal Neuvirth

HURRICANES

Jiri TlustyEric StaalAlexander Semin

Jeff SkinnerJordan StaalTuomo Ruutu

Tim WallaceRiley NashChad LaRose

Nicolas BlanchardKevin Westgarth

Tim GleasonJustin Faulk

Jay HarrisonJoe Corvo

Bobby SanguinettiJamie McBain

Marc-Andre Bergeron

Justin Peters

Dan Ellis

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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82