Dowd Out, Boyd In; Holtby To Start- News From Capitals’ Morning Skate In Columbus

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The Washington Capitals wrap up a two-game road trip and their annual Mentors’ Trip with a Monday night tilt against the Columbus Blue Jackets (7:00 P.M. on NBC Sports Washington). Here is the latest from morning skate at Nationwide Arena.


Forward Nic Dowd is out tonight while forward Travis Boyd will draw into the lineup as the fourth center. Teams try to get everyone in the lineup during the Dads’ Trip. Head Coach Todd Reirden commented on how well Boyd has played. He also hinted there could be some minor in-game changes to the lines.

Goaltender Braden Holtby is expected to start.

Blue Jackets 

Head Coach John Tortorella spoke to the media this morning ahead of tonight’s division matchup. Due to injuries, he announced they will be without forwards Josh Anderson and Sonny Milano and defenseman Ryan Murray.

The Blue Jackets have placed the following players on injured reserve: forwards Emil Bemstrom, Brandon Dubinsky, and Kole Sherwood, and defenseman Markus Nutivaara. The team recalled forwards Marko Dano and Kevin Stenlund from the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters. Defenseman Scott Harrington will draw in for Murray.

Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo will get the start tonight for Columbus.

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1 Response to Dowd Out, Boyd In; Holtby To Start- News From Capitals’ Morning Skate In Columbus

  1. Anonymous says:

    Get ‘em Boyder!

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