Discuss the game as the Capitals take on the Hurricanes and get caught up on all the moves that altered the defense today.
The Capitals are sticking with the same line combinations for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, defensive lineup still uncertain.
Notes from the Capitals' practice before the team leaves for Buffalo.
Just as the Capitals blue line seemed to be getting healthy, two defensemen didn't take part in Thursday's practice in Arlington.
Injured defensemen John Erskine and Tomas Kundratek both took part in an optional skate Monday in Arlington. Tom Poti, who is also on injured reserve, skated briefly before the workout began.
The defenseman skates briefly, Matt Hendricks is ready to play against Sabres and other notes from the Caps' optional skate.
The Capitals have recalled defenseman Cameron Schilling and it looks like he will play tonight against the Hurricanes.
It's uncertain how much time John Erskine will miss but his absence certainly will leave a large role for the Capitals to fill.
The defenseman suffered what appeared to be an injury to his left hand or wrist and played only 1:18 in the 5-2 defeat.
Coach Adam Oates has encouraged the blue liners to jump up in the play since training camp and it looks like they're all growing more comfortable with the directive.