, who signed for a bargain ($1.5 million) this summer, is just minutes away from making his debut with the Washington Capitals
as they host the Tampa Bay Lightning
at Verizon Center.
Here are Washington's forward lines, accoriding to Katie Carrera of The Washington Post:
-Nicklas Backstrom-Mike Knuble
-Marcus Johansson-Alexander Semin
-Brooks Laich-Joel Ward
-Mathieu Perreault-Jeff Halpern
gets the nod between the pipes for the Lightning, who swept the Caps out of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs five months ago.