Charlie Lindgren Gets The Start In Goal, Nic Dowd (Lower Body) Out, Lars Eller Back In Against Minnesota Wild

The Washington Capitals made their way back to the District late Monday night following their 4-3 overtime victory over the Islanders in New York. They get right back to work tonight when they host the Minnesota Wild at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for 7PM.

The Capitals did not hold a morning skate on Tuesday. Head coach Peter Laviolette did meet with the media when the team arrived at Capital One Arena Tuesday afternoon. He confirmed Charlie Lindgren will get the start in goal.

Nic Dowd, who was injured in last night’s game against the Islanders, will not play tonight. “He’s going to be out for a bit. He’s still getting evaluations, but you won’t see him tonight. He’ll be a little bit. There will probably be more terminology later,” said Laviolette.

Laviolette didn’t say what other changes he’s considering. He did say there were no issues with Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson playing on back-to-back nights following their returns from injury and he likes their line with Milano. He also said Eller would’ve played tonight even if Dowd wasn’t injured.

Laviolette said Darcy Kuemper is fine after taking a shin guard to the head from Orlov in the third period last night. He’ll back up Lindgren tonight, as planned.

From The Other Side

Filip Gustavsson will get the start in goal for the Wild tonight. Coach Dean Evason said staff debated going with Marc-Andre Fleury but was impressed with Gustavsson’s play in his most recent game.

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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1 Response to Charlie Lindgren Gets The Start In Goal, Nic Dowd (Lower Body) Out, Lars Eller Back In Against Minnesota Wild

  1. Anonymous says:

    That doesn’t sound good….or more LTIR $

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