The Washington Capitals welcome the Ottawa Senators to Verizon Center today for a matinee contest between struggling teams. Both teams are coming off losses Friday - the Capitals 4-2 to the Canucks and the Senators 3-2 to the Flames.
Andrew Gordon is expected to play for the Capitals this afternoon after being recalled from Hershey of the AHL to replace Eric Fehr, who is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a shoulder injury. As of right now, no other lineup changes are expected for the Capitals, which means Alex Semin likely will not return to active duty.
Bruce Boudreau has not yet tipped his hand as to his expected goaltender for the game. One would, however, expect Semyon Varlamov to get the nod.
Game time is 3 P.M.
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