The Washington Capitals had an optional morning skate today ahead of their second exhibition game against the Detroit Red Wings. More regulars will be in the lineup tonight after we saw more prospects in Sunday’s affair against the Buffalo Sabres.
Here are tonight’s lines courtesy of Bailey Johnson from The Washington Post.
Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – Ivan Miroshnichenko
Connor McMichael – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Tom Wilson
Joe Snively – Nic Dowd – T.J. Oshie
Andrew Cristall – Mike Sgarbossa – Pierrick Dube
Rasmus Sandin – John Carlson
Hardy Haman Aktell – Alex Alexeyev
Lucas Johansen – Vincent Iorio
Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Ivan Miroshnichenko, Pierrick Dube and Andrew Cristall appeared to be the only ones on the ice for the Group A skate.
Nick Jensen did not participate in the Group B practice squad due to personal reasons.
Nick Jensen missing practice with Capitals’ non-game group today for personal reasons, team said.
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) September 28, 2023
The Red Wings also announced their lineup. Former Capitals forward Daniel Sprong will be making an appearance. Sprong was traded to the Seattle Kraken in the 2021-22 season in exchange for Marcus Johansson, and was signed to a one-year, $2 million contract with Detroit over the offseason.
The game begins at 7 p.m., at Capital One Arena.
By Jacob Cheris