Mikhail Grabovski will miss Sunday’s contest with flu-like symptoms so the Capitals have juggled their forward lines slightly for this matchup with the Flyers. Jay Beagle will move into Grabovski’s spot on the second line while Michael Latta, just called up, will center the fourth line and Martin Erat remains in the middle on the third.
Philipp Grubauer (2-0-1, 1.52 goals-against average, .957 save percentage) will start for the Capitals and will be opposed by Steve Mason (11-9-3, 2.29 goals-against average, .927 save percentage) for Philadelphia.
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Faceoff: 3 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: CSN, NHL Network | Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Grubauer, Holtby.
Scratches: Mikhail Grabovski (flu) and Alex Urbom.
AHL conditioning stint: Michal Neuvirth (right ankle).
LTIR: Brooks Laich (right groin), Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau).