The Capitals travel to Raleigh tonight to take on the Hurricanes in the teams' second meeting this season. Michal Neuvirth shut out the Canes in their last meeting, a 3-0 Washington victory.
Neurvirth will not start tonights contest, however. That honor goes to Semyon Varlamov, who makes his return to active duty tonight after almost five weeks missed with another groin injury.
Mike Green is working his way through another undisclosed injury, but stated at the morning skate that he will play tonight. Crisis averted...for now.
Mike Knuble is not expected to rejoin the lineup tonight. That means that both Boyd Gordon and Dave Steckel will receive jerseys.
Puck drops 7:07ish. Check back later.
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