Goaltender Michal Neuvirth
is still ailing because of a bruised foot, so the Washington Capitals
have recalled Dany Sabourin
Neuvirth was injured during warmups before the Capitals played the Tampa Bay Lightning
on Oct. 10 when he took a shot in the foot. Tomas Vokoun
has started three straight games for Washington, and he will likely be in net against his former team, the Florida Panthers
, for the Capitals at Verizon Center.
The Capitals have recalled both Braden Holtby
and Sabourin during the time Neuvirth has been injured, but neither has seen any game action. Holtby would likely be the one who gets the call if either Neuvirth or Vokoun is out for an extended period.
Vokoun had a shaky outing in his debut with Washington, but has had two consecutive strong performances in wins against Pittsburgh and Ottawa.
Here is what the Capitals’ lineup will likely be against the Panthers:
– Nicklas Backstrom
– Troy Brouwer
– Marcus Johansson
– Mike Knuble
– Brooks Laich
– Joel Ward
– Jeff Halpern
– Mathieu Perreault
– Mike Green
– John Carlson
– Dennis Wideman