While the Washington Capitals were practicing at Wells Fargo Center in preparations for their game against the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 PM ET (can be seen at NBC Sports Washington) on Thursday, the NHL announced that they have upheld Flyers forward Jake Voracek’s two-game suspension for a hit he delivered on New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk in the Flyers’ 5-2 win over the Islanders last Saturday. Voracek, 29, is currently on a five-game point streak where he’s posted three goals and 11 points and has 43 assists and 61 points in 66 games this season. He’ll serve the final game of his suspension against the Capitals tomorrow night.
In news related to the Capitals, forward Chandler Stephenson will draw into the center spot on the fourth line in favor of Nic Dowd. Stephenson has not gotten a jersey for the past eight games.
Caps lines in practice
Only change is Stephenson replacing Dowd on the fourth line. Holtby in the starter’s net.
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Todd Reirden’s Presser
Head Coach Todd Reirden talks with the media after practice in Philly #CapsFlyers pic.twitter.com/KmmkKcoQke
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By Harrison Brown