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Game 5 Projected Lineup: Hurricanes at Capitals

Saarela draws in with Martinook out

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

WASHINGTON - The Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals are back in D.C. for Game 5 of their First Round series, which is now tied, 2-2.

Aleksi Saarela is the newest face to draw into the lineup, with Jordan Martinook sidelined with a lower-body injury.

GAME 5 PREVIEW

Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes based on lines used in Saturday's morning skate.

Forwards

Niederreiter-Aho-Teravainen
Foegele-Staal-Williams
McGinn-Wallmark-Maenalanen
Saarela-McKegg-Brown

Defense

Slavin-Hamilton
Pesce-Faulk
de Haan-van Riemsdyk

Goalies

Mrazek
McElhinney

Scratches: Fleury (healthy), Ferland (upper body), Martinook (lower body), Svechnikov (concussion protocol)

Note: Lineup is not official and is subject to change prior to opening faceoff.

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