It may be time to revisit the Brooks Laich and Troy Brouwer pairing on the second line.
The defenseman didn't take part in Wednesday's practice.
Coach Adam Oates hasn't hesitated to sit veterans for what he believes is an increasingly reliable, though inexperienced, combination.
Adam Oates shuffled his lines in a big way for practice Monday in anticipation of Alex Ovechkin's return, but the changes may not stick.
Coach Adam Oates says he wants to give his captain "a couple more days" to recover from a shoulder injury, adn that who starts in goal Saturday night will be a game-time decision.
Notes from the morning skate.
Notes from Capitals' practice.
After seven games, Coach Adam Oates made some significant alterations to the forward lines.
The Capitals' second line has yet to create a goal as a unit, but Coach Adam Oates is confident that the offense will come.
First look at the Capitals lineup with their 23-man roster.