DENVER – These are the projected lineups for tonight’s game between the Washington Capitals and Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center:
Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – Alexander Semin
Troy Brouwer – Marcus Johansson – Jeff Halpern
Jason Chimera – Brooks Laich – Joel Ward
Matt Hendricks – Mathieu Perreault – Mike Knuble
Karl Alzner – John Carlson
John Erskine – Dennis Wideman
Roman Hamrlik – Dmitry Orlov
Injuries: RW Jay Beagle (concussion), D Mike Green (groin) and D Tom Poti (groin) are out.
Matt Duchene – Paul Stastny – Daniel Winnik
Gabriel Landeskog – Ryan O’Reilly – Milan Hejduk
Brad Malone – Jay McClement – TJ Galiardi
David Van Der Gulik – Ethan Brophey – Cody McLeod
Jan Hejda – Shane O’Brien
Stefan Elliott -- Erik Johnson
Matt Hunwick -- Ryan O’Byrne
Injuries: RW David Jones (groin), RW Chuck Kobasew (head), LW Peter Mueller (head), C Mark Olver (head), D Kyle Quincey (groin), D Ryan Wilson (head) and RW Brandon Yip (groin) are out.
LW/C Kevin Porter will be scratched. He has completed a four-game suspension for a knee-on-knee hit against Vancouver’s David Booth in a Dec. 6 game.