Martin Fehervary Listed “Day-To-Day”; Capitals Lines At Game Day Morning Skate

The Capitals play their fifth of six preseason games tonight when they face the Bruins at TD Garden in Boston. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.

Lars Eller assumed Nicklas Backstrom’s position centering the second line at the team’s morning skate this morning at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. Connor McMichael assumed Eller’s position centering the third line.

Tonight’s lines are likely to closely resemble the Capitals lineup for opening night next Wednesday when they host the New York Rangers at Capital One Arena. Ilya Samsonov would likely get the start should he be completely healthy.

Martin Fehervary, who was injured in the Capitals last preseason game against the Devils on Monday night, is listed “day-to-day” with an upper body injury. The 21-year-old did not play in the last 6:54 of the second period after he blocked a shot, which forced him to shake his hand.

Fehervary, who earned three goals, 17 points, and a +10 rating in 24 AHL games with the Hershey Bears last season, tallied two hits in 11:12 of ice time against the Devils before leaving the game.

Fehervary is expected to crack the Capitals’ lineup full-time after Brenden Dillon (traded to Winnipeg Jets) and Zdeno Chara (signed with New York Islanders) left over the offseason.

By Jon Sorensen

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.
This entry was posted in News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Martin Fehervary Listed “Day-To-Day”; Capitals Lines At Game Day Morning Skate

  1. Anonymous says:

    These are opening night lines. Samsonov could be starter.

Leave a Reply