Darcy Kuemper Gets The Start In Goal Against Senators, Alex Alexeyev Comes Off Injured Reserve

The Washington Capitals made their way to Ottawa Wednesday afternoon following practice, and decided to pass on a formal gameday morning skate on Thursday. Head coach Peter Laviolette did meet with the media at 4:45PM Thursday afternoon to field questions before tonight’s tilt with the Senators.

Laviolette announced that Darcy Kuemper will get the start tonight against the Senators. Kuemper has been out since pulling himself from the game against the Calgary Flames on December 3.

Kuemper is 8-9-2 with a 2.56 GAA and a .916 save percentage so far this season.

In addition, defenseman Alex Alexeyev has been reinstated on the Capitals active roster. It is unclear if he will or will not be in the lineup tonight.

The Capitals visit the Senators for the final time this season and the first of two games between the two teams in a week. Ottawa, who won the first meeting by a score of 5-2 on October 20, will visit the United States’ capital on December 29. Action from Canadian Tire Centre can be seen on NBC Sports Washington locally or NHL Network nationally.

Capitals at Senators Game Preview

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.
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