For the first time since April 2013, Chimera will sit as a healthy scratch, while Burakovsky returns after missing three, but at a different position.
Four NHL teams and 12 players have been hit by the virus.
An opposing defenseman broke his stick over Wilson's face Thursday night. Wilson was content letting him skate to the penalty box.
Coach Barry Trotz did not rule out the idea of Orlov undergoing a second procedure to fix what has kept Orlov sidelined for so long.
Trotz declined to name who Burakovsky would replace, but all signs point to Jason Chimera after his costly overtime penalty vs. Columbus.
Plus notes on Mike Green's return from injury and Jay Beagle's big blocked shot.
“The only thing I’m disappointed about," Trotz called Jason Chimera's interference, which tabled Nick Foligno's goal and cut Washington's winning streak at three games.
Discuss the first of two straight home games for the Capitals, who have won just five of 13 at Verizon Center this season.
Washington has peeled off three straight wins on the road, but has only won twice at Verizon Center in regulation since Nov 1.
“For me, it was shock, emotion, a weird feeling that you’re actually seeing a human come out," Alzner said.