Carl Hagelin Moves To Top-Six For Capitals; Michael Ferland and Andrei Svechnikov Out Again In Game 5 For Hurricanes

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With forward T.J. Oshie out for Game 5 with an upper-body injury, forward Carl Hagelin was promoted to the second line with center Evgeny Kuznetsov and forward Jakub Vrana for the Washington Capitals. Forward Tom Wilson took Oshie’s spot on the top-line. More news heading into Game 5 between the Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes can be found below:

Defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler took line rushes on the first defensive pairing with defenseman John Carlson.

Goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who was recalled from the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Saturday morning, will serve as the third goalie for the Capitals on Saturday night.

Hurricanes

The Hurricanes will once again be without forwards Michael Ferland, who left Game 3  with an upper-body injury; Andrei Svechnikov, who left Game 3 with a concussion; and Jordan Martinook, who left Game 4 with a lower-body injury, in Game 5. Forward Aleksi Saarela will make his NHL debut on Saturday night. Svechnikov said that he is feeling good and hopeful to play in Game 6 at PNC Arena on Monday.

Capitals’ Game 5 Lineup

Hurricanes’ Game 5 Lineup

Caps’ Today

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

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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1 Response to Carl Hagelin Moves To Top-Six For Capitals; Michael Ferland and Andrei Svechnikov Out Again In Game 5 For Hurricanes

  1. Pingback: The Need For Second Line Speed: Jakub Vrana, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Carl Hagelin Look To Jumpstart Scoring | NoVa Caps

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