The Washington Capitals announced their roster for the fifth preseason game on Wednesday night when they host the Detroit Red Wings at Capital One Arena. Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie are set to make their second starts of the preseason.
Connor McMichael and Joe Snively are set to return to the lineup as well. Aliaksei Protas, who has yet to miss a preseason game, is also slated to start.
Forwards: Alex Ovechkin, Henrik Borgstrom, Dylan Strome, Lars Eller, Garnet Hathaway, Connor McMichael, Connor Brown, Anthony Mantha, Aliaksei Protas, Conor Sheary, T.J. Oshie, Marcus Johansson, Joe Snively and Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Defensemen: Nick Jensen, Dmitry Orlov, Martin Fehervary, Lucas Johansen, Erik Gustafssson, Trevor van Riemsdyk and John Carlson.
Goaltenders: Darcy Kuemper, Charlie Lindgren
Training Camp Roster
32 players remain on the training camp roster, although it four (Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson, Clay Stevenson and Carl Hagelin) will likely be added to the injury list prior to opening night. That leaves 28 players for 23 spots. The 23-man roster needs to be finalized at 5:00 PM the day before the opening of the season.
By Jon Sorensen