Ilya Samsonov To Start, Richard Panik Set To Return; Hagelin Out Tonight Vs. Coyotes

The Capitals returned to MedStar Capitals Iceplex Monday morning following a much deserved day off on Sunday. The Capitals will host the Arizona Coyotes tonight at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for just after 7:00 PM.

The Caps held their usual game-day morning skate this morning at 10:15. Practice lines indicate Richard Panik will return to the lineup. “Yeah I’m really excited you know it’s been a long road, but finally I am 100 percent and just excited to jump on the running train.”

Ilya Samsonov looks to get the start in goal tonight. If that’s the case, Samsonov could see two games this week, with the Capitals having a back-to-back set on Friday (Montreal) and Saturday ( at Boston).

Carl Hagelin did not participate in morning skate. Hagelin missed Saturday’s game with an upper body injury. Hagelin is still day to day with an upper body injury, per Reirden.

Travis Boyd also did not participate in morning skate. It looks like he is set to return to Hershey, possibly as early as today.

Scenes from MedStar:

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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