BOSTON -- Jeff Schultz
has watched the past three games for the Washington Capitals
, but he expects to be back in the lineup for Game 7 of this Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series Wednesday night at TD Garden against the Boston Bruins
replaced Schultz in the lineup for Games 4, 5 and 6, but Schultz skated with Dennis Wideman
on Washington's third defense pairing in practice Tuesday, and Erskine stayed on the ice for extra work Wednesday morning.
"It will be great," Schultz said. "It was tough watching, but [Erskine] did a great job after not playing for a long time. Now is it is key for me to come back and fill in for him. It is just a matter of going out there and playing. It isn't about worrying about mistakes or playing time -- just go out there and play and do what you do best and do your job."
did not take part in the morning skate, but coach Dale Hunter
said it was optional and he is fine to play. The Capitals are not expected to make any other changes to the lineup.
Here's how the Capitals should look Wednesday night:
- Brooks Laich
- Troy Brouwer
- Nicklas Backstrom
- Alexander Semin
- Jay Beagle
- Matt Hendricks
- Keith Aucoin
- Joel Ward
- John Carlson
- Mike Green
- Dennis Wideman