The Washington Capitals announced Monday morning that defenseman Dmitry Orlov has entered COVID-19 protocol.
#Caps defenseman Dmitry Orlov is unavailable due to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 10, 2022
The resultant lines and defensive pairs at morning skate:
Capitals lines at morning skate:
Fucale, Vanecek, Samsonov are the three goalies on the ice
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) January 10, 2022
It appears the Capitals will see the return of T.J. Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom tonight against the Bruins.
Looks like Caps will have both a Backstrom and Oshie back for tonight’s game with Boston, but Orlov will be out. https://t.co/BMqyeWUyZg
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) January 10, 2022
The Capitals host the Boston Bruins tonight at Capital One Arena for the first of three meetings between the clubs this season, after splitting the season series last year (4-4-0). Nicklas Backstrom led the Capitals with nine points (1g, 8a) in eight games against the Bruins in 2020-21.
By Jon Sorensen