Capitals vs. Rangers Pregame Notebook: Richard Panik Out Week-To-Week; Fehervary And Boyd Recalled; Holtby To Start Versus Rangers

Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told the media on Friday that forward Richard Panik is week-to-week with an upper-body injury but will not need surgery after the team placed him on long-term injured reserve earlier in the morning. He collided with defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler, who will be a game-time decision when the Capitals host the New York Rangers on Friday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington), at the end of the second period on Wednesday when the Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 4-3 at Capital One Arena.

Roster News

Defenseman Martin Fehervary, who was recalled from the AHL’s Hershey Bears this morning, will step into the lineup if Seigenthaler can’t play. Though, Seigenthaler told the media that he was fine and expects to suit up against the Rangers.

Defenseman Michal Kempny will return to the lineup and play alongside Radko Gudas against the Rangers (here). Tyler Lewington will draw out of the lineup.

In addition to Fehervary, the Capitals also recalled center Travis Boyd from AHL Hershey (here). He will tag along with the team on their upcoming season-long five-game road trip.

Capitals Lines vs. Rangers

Braden Holtby will start against the Rangers. Center Nic Dowd will draw back into the lineup after being scratched against the Maple Leafs.

Post-Practice Media Sessions


  • The Capitals are 107-90-18-7 all-time against the Rangers and have earned a point against them in their last 10 games (9-0-1).
  • John Carlson recorded three points (1g, 2a) against the Toronto Maple Leafson Wednesday, giving him 14 points (3g, 11a) this season, which ranks third overall in the NHL and first among defensemen.
  • Carlson is the third defenseman in NHL history to record five multi-point games through his first eight games. The other two are hall of famers Bobby Orr (seven games played: 1969-79, 1973-74 and eight games played: 1971-72) and Dennis Potvin (eight games in 1974-75 and 1978-79).

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 Capitals vs. Rangers Pregame Notebook: Richard Panik Out Week-To-Week; Fehervary And Boyd Recalled; Holtby To Start Versus Rangers

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    All will be forgiven if Caps get-it-together tonight and smoke the NYR

    Caps definitely have depth, probably the most they’ve ever had. Two starters go down simultaneously, and most fans believe that their replacements are an improvement!

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