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Spacek, Morrisonn to miss Game 4

By Dan Rosen - Senior Writer

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Spacek, Morrisonn to miss Game 4
MONTREAL -- After missing practice for the last two days, Montreal defenseman Jaroslav Spacek will not play in tonight's Game 4 against the Washington Capitals at Bell Centre.
Spacek has an undisclosed injury. He was considered a game-time decision, but he did not skate in warm-ups. He has a pair of assists and is averaging 18:51 of ice time in three games.
Ryan O'Byrne will step in for Spacek, and instead of moving up to play forward, Marc-Andre Bergeron will stay back on defense.
The Capitals will be without defenseman Shaone Morrisonn, who did not skate in Tuesday's practice but was on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate. Tyler Sloan, who was a healthy scratch for the first three games, will play instead.
Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said earlier Wednesday that as far as he knows his team doesn't have any injured defenseman, but Morrisonn was the only one who did not skate in warm-ups.
Morrisonn played only 10:52 in Game 3 after seeing more than 18 minutes of ice time in the first two games. He doesn't have a point in the series.
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