Neuvirth was injured during warmups before the Capitals played the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 10 when he took a shot in the foot. Tomas Vokoun has started three straight games for Washington, and he will likely be in net against his former team, the Florida Panthers, for the Capitals at Verizon Center.
The Capitals have recalled both Braden Holtby and Sabourin during the time Neuvirth has been injured, but neither has seen any game action. Holtby would likely be the one who gets the call if either Neuvirth or Vokoun is out for an extended period.
Vokoun had a shaky outing in his debut with Washington, but has had two consecutive strong performances in wins against Pittsburgh and Ottawa.
Here is what the Capitals’ lineup will likely be against the Panthers:
We don't have any excuses tonight. Excuses are for losers. We've played with five defensemen before and it didn't affect us. We just had a bad second period and it cost us the game. We have to look in the mirror and blame ourselves.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on his team's play with the loss of defenseman Johnny Boychuk