Christian Djoos To Return To Capitals’ Lineup Against Devils


Defenseman Christian Djoos will suit up for the first time since February 23 when the Washington Capitals visit the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night at 7:30 PM ET (can be seen on NBC Sports Washington or NBCSN nationally). He will take defenseman Brooks Orpik’s spot in the lineup on the third-pair alongside defenseman Nick Jensen.

Center Nic Dowd will draw into the lineup for center Travis Boyd on the fourth-line. Dowd has been a healthy scratch in each of the past two games.

Goaltender Pheonix Copley will get the start against the Devils, which means goaltender Braden Holtby will almost certainly go against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Arena tomorrow night (7:30 PM ET, NBCSN).

The Capitals also announced today that the team will visit the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup Championship.

Capitals’ Lines at Devils

Captain Alex Ovechkin is two goals away from taking sole place of 13th-place all-time in addition to his eighth 50-goal season in the NHL.

Devils Lines vs. Capitals

Forwards Nico Hischier, Miles Wood, Pavel Zacha, Taylor Hall, and Jesper Bratt in addition to defensemen Mirco Mueller and Sami Vatanen will all miss Tuesday’s game due to injury.

Goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood will man the nets for the Devils tonight.

Todd Reirden’s Pregame Presser

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By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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2 Responses to Christian Djoos To Return To Capitals’ Lineup Against Devils

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Perhaps Orpik gets a “breather” to save energy for Wednesday’s rematch with TBL. A stinky loss to the Bolts on Saturday Night! Let’s “get well” against depleted NJD. Caps stunk vs. NJD last meeting, and got lucky

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