The Capitals have now won two overtime games because Evgeny Kuznetsov scored.
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Wednesday night will be the third straight game the defenseman has missed.
Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom will play on a line together for the first time this season against the Detroit Red Wings.
“It’s been a little bit of a revolving door on the fourth line,” Coach Barry Trotz said.
Russian forward had been reassigned to Hershey on Nov. 6 for conditioning purposes.
Capitals Coach Barry Trotz said the injury to the blueliner is "not serious."
Coach on changing up the lines: "It's like coming to work and getting a new stapler or something."
The longer the rest, the worse the numbers are for Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby.
Capitals Coach Barry Trotz doesn't want his team forcing the puck to Alex Ovechkin just for the sake of him reaching a milestone.