PHILADELPHIA -- Washington Capitals
forward Alexander Semin
will not play Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers
and is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Semin sat out practice Wednesday and did not skate with the team Thursday morning, but Capitals coach Dale Hunter
said it was for "maintenance" reasons. He added Thursday morning that Semin would take part in the pre-game warm-ups and would be a game-time decision.
Semin's absence allows Joel Ward
, a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Detroit Red Wings
, to return to the lineup.
Semin is second on the team with 46 points in 69 games.
In Semin's absence, here's how the Capitals' lineup will look:
- Brooks Laich
- Troy Brouwer
- Mathieu Perreault
- Mike Knuble
- Keith Aucoin
- Marcus Johansson
- Jeff Halpern
- Joel Ward
- Dennis Wideman
- John Carlson
- Roman Hamrlik
will start in goal, with Michal Neuvirth
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