Richard Panik Good To Go, Ilya Samsonov In Net, Justin Williams Still Not Ready To Return: Hurricanes at Capitals Pregame Notebook

Forward Richard Panik, who got high-sticked in the face during the Washington Capitals5-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, wore a jaw protector during the team’s optional morning skate and said he is fine to suit up against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington).

Ilya Samsonov, who has won each of his last seven starts, will start against the Hurricanes.

He will face goaltender Petr Mrazek who will start for the Hurricanes.

Forward Justin Williams, who signed a one-year contract with the Hurricanes on January 7 but has yet to play this season, will not make his 2019-20 season debut against his former team on Monday night. Defenseman Hadyn Fleury will also be a healthy scratch against the Capitals.

Sunday’s Capitals’ Lines

Nothing changed from Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the Devils.

Hurricanes’ Lines at Capitals

Capitals 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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2 Responses to Richard Panik Good To Go, Ilya Samsonov In Net, Justin Williams Still Not Ready To Return: Hurricanes at Capitals Pregame Notebook

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I think you have to give people times but RP …. time is running out

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