WASHINGTON -- Here are the projected lineups for the Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues when they meet tonight at Verizon Center:
Alex Steen - David Backes - T.J. Oshie
Chris Stewart - Patrik Berglund - Matt D'Agostini
Chris Porter - Jason Arnott - Jamie Langenbrunner
Brett Sterling - Scott Nichol - Ryan Reaves
Barret Jackman - Roman Polak
Kris Russell - Kevin Shattenkirk
Ian Cole - Cade Fairchild/Alex Pietrangelo
Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Fairchild will make his NHL debut for the Blues. Coach Ken Hitchcock told Rutherford a defenseman is unavailable, and Rutherford suspects it is Pietrangelo.
Jaroslav Halak will start in goal, with Brian Elliott the backup.
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer
Cody Eakin - Marcus Johansson - Alexander Semin
Jason Chimera - Brooks Laich - Joel Ward
Matt Hendricks - Jeff Halpern - Mike Knuble
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
John Erskine - Dennis Wideman
Dmitry Orlov - Roman Hamrlik
Tomas Vokoun will start in goal, with Michal Neuvirth the backup.
Erskine has been out with a shoulder injury, but should be ready to return. He’ll replace Jeff Schultz in the lineup. Eakin was a healthy scratch Saturday in Buffalo, but he’s back, which means Mathieu Perreault looks like the odd man out up front.
For more on tonight's game, check out the preview here.