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Neuvirth starting in net for Capitals

Thursday, 04.25.2013 / 11:10 AM

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

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Neuvirth starting in net for Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Michal Neuvirth will make a rare start at Verizon Center on Thursday when the Washington Capitals host the Ottawa Senators (7 p.m. ET, TSN).

Neuvirth will make just his fifth start at home Thursday, and his second since Feb. 5.

Here is the rest of Washington's projected lineup:

Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin

Martin Erat - Mike Ribeiro - Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera - Mathieu Perreault - Eric Fehr

Aaron Volpatti - Jay Beagle - Matt Hendricks

Karl Alzner - Mike Green

Jack Hillen - John Carlson

John Erskine - Steve Oleksy

Michal Neuvirth

Braden Holtby

Injured: Joel Ward (lower body), Brooks Laich (lower body), Tom Poti (back)

Scratched: Wojtek Wolski, Jeff Schultz

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