Like a band on tour, the Caps flu bug has landed at its latest venue: Brett Connolly’s body.
Connolly missed the Capitals’ morning skate on Saturday and will be a game-time decision against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Conno is the fourth Caps player to miss time due to this illness including Carl Hagelin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and TJ Oshie. Hagelin and Oshie both missed games.
Caps expected lineup:
Holtby to start
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) March 30, 2019
Andre Burakovsky replaced Connolly on the third line while Carl Hagelin flanked Lars Eller on the left wing.
Connolly is one of six Capitals players who have scored over 20 goals, lighting the lamp 22 times this season.
After being an infrequent scratch, the third-line forward has played in every game this season.
— Ben Raby (@BenRaby31) March 30, 2019
The Capitals play the Lightning at 7pm tonight.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 30, 2019
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