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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Semyon Varlamov first goaltender off the ice

The every-other-game rotation between goaltenders for the Capitals appears set to continue as Semyon Varlamov was the first netminder off the ice this morning, meaning he will likely get the start against the Florida Panthers tonight. Varlamov is 4-1 since returning from a groin injury and has stopped 140 of the 148 shots he has faced during that span.

Based on the scratches skate it looks like Matt Bradley and D.J. King will be the odd forwards out for the Capitals, meaning the top-two lines should be the same as Monday's tilt against Toronto. Eric Fehr, who was a healthy scratch against the Maple Leafs, will be back in the mix on a line with Marcus Johansson and Jason Chimera.

Also, Matt Hendricks told me he is good to go despite needing to leave practice early yesterday because of a bruise from blocking a shot.

More to come in a bit.

By  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/09/2010

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