ARLINGTON, Va. -- Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie won't play against his former team, the St. Louis Blues for the first time since being traded on July 2, 2015.
Washington acquired Oshie in exchange for Troy Brouwer, goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in July.
Oshie missed his first game of the season because of the flu on Friday, a 1-0 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils.
The Capitals would win the Presidents' Trophy if they get at least a point or if the Dallas Stars lose to the San Jose Sharks or defeat the Sharks in a shootout.
Jake Allen will start for the Blues, his first start in four games. Philipp Grubauer starts for Washington.
Here are the projected lineups:
Jaden Schwartz - Jori Lehtera - Vladimir Tarasenko
Robby Fabbri - Paul Stastny - Troy Brouwer
Dmitrij Jaskin - Patrik Berglund - David Backes
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves
Kevin Shattenkirk - Alex Pietrangelo
Carl Gunnarsson - Colton Parayko
Joel Edmundson - Robert Bortuzzo
Injured: Alexander Steen (upper body), Steve Ott (hamstrings), Jay Bouwmeester (upper body)
Scratched: Magnus Paajarvi, Anders Nilsson, Petteri Lindbohm
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Justin Williams
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Andre Burakovsky
Jason Chimera - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson
Stanislav Galiev - Mike Richards - Daniel Winnik
Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen
Dmitry Orlov - Brooks Orpik
Nate Schmidt - John Carlson
Scratched: Michael Latta, Mike Weber, Taylor Chorney, T.J. Oshie
Status report: Allen will start in goal for the Blues. Brian Elliott has a shutout in each of his past three starts.
Who's hot: Ovechkin has 21 points in his past 23 games. … Brouwer has four points in three games.