Goaltender Michal Neuvirth is still ailing because of a bruised foot, so the Washington Capitals have recalled Dany Sabourin again Tuesday.
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:
Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – Troy Brouwer
Alexander Semin – Marcus Johansson – Mike Knuble
Jason Chimera – Brooks Laich – Joel Ward
Matt Hendricks – Jeff Halpern – Mathieu Perreault
Roman Hamrlik – Mike Green
Karl Alzner – John Carlson
Jeff Schultz – Dennis Wideman