Although Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau said “I’m not going to talk about any players today” when asked if Mike Knuble made the trip with the team, all signs point to the veteran right wing missing Game 4 at Madison Square Garden tonight.
It’s hard to know for certain, but it’s possible Knuble may not have traveled to New York as there was no sign of him at the morning skate.
Knuble hasn’t skated for three days, something that only occurred previously this season when he broke his jaw in November. Replay footage from Game 3 shows Knuble take off his glove to examine his right hand after scoring a goal, the same shift where he appeared to have been struck in the hand by a shot from Mike Green.
Also, several Capitals discussed the upcoming contest with the expectation that they would be without the 38-year-old winger. If Knuble is out, Jason Chimera will likely move up to the first line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom while Eric Fehr is expected to make his first appearance of the series, moving into the third line right wing spot.