Line combinations and defensive pairings had a bit of a shake-up. Forward Tom Wilson and defenseman Michal Kempny returned to the ice wearing normal jerseys after being out with an upper-body injury and illness respectively. Wilson was back on the first line; Kempny was on the third pair with Radko Gudas.
— Washington ☃️ Capitals (@Capitals) December 30, 2019
Third-line forward Richard Panik bumped up to the second line in place of T.J. Oshie, who is listed as day-to-day with an illness. Also listed day-to-day is defenseman Christian Djoos. He left Saturday’s 6-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes with an upper-body injury and did not return. According to head coach Todd Reirden, Djoos will be out for Tuesday’s game.
The starting goaltender is still undecided.
Capitals lines at practice:
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) December 30, 2019
#Caps TJ Oshie (illness) and Christian Djoos (upper body) will not practice today. They are both listed as day-to-day.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 30, 2019
The Capitals will say farewell to the 2010s as the winningest franchise of the decade and finish with the third-most wins in a single decade in league history. Captain Alex Ovechkin will finish with the most goals (437). Center Nicklas Backstrom will conclude with 511 assists.
Photo: CapitalsPR via Twitter
The Goodest Boy: Daily Post on Captain
capss campfire at the wharf is one of my faveeeee playgrounds pic.twitter.com/znvAX4FVqk
— Captain (@CapsPup) December 29, 2019
By Della Young
Thank you @Capitals fans for sustained excellence always – Passionate fans and a loud building push the team to great success – Together, we go forward into 2020 and into a new decade – Time certainly does fly when you are having fun #ALLCAPS https://t.co/aft7ONiNOU
— Ted Leonsis (@TedLeonsis) December 30, 2019