Coach Bruce Boudreau said goaltender Semyon Varlamov will be out an additional seven to 10 days from yesterday and will not be traveling with the Capitals on its trip to Florida and Tampa Bay.
Varlamov has not skated the past three days with an apparent knee injury -- and hasn't played in a game since Feb. 20 -- but had been listed as day-to-day before this most recent update.
"He'll be out, according to yesterday, about seven to 10 days, and then we figure we'll get him back," Boudreau said. "That was the latest."
Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby will be the goaltenders heading on the road, and Boudreau said he is confident that Holtby is healthy enough after his own recent knee injury to play when called upon during Varlamov's absence.
"He can play," Boudreau said, "and he might play one game this week."
Neuvirth has played the Caps' last five games, allowing two goals or fewer each time out except for in an ugly, 6-0 loss against the Rangers on Feb. 25.
Neuvirth said Friday he has no problem playing back-to-back games, and isn't worried that his already heavy workload will likely continue to increase.
"It's been a big opportunity for me playing every game, and that's what I like," Neuvirth said. "We've got a tough schedule ahead of us but I think I can handle it."