Alex Alexeyev will make his season debut against Penguins, John Carlson and Dmitry Orlov will not play
The Washington Capitals will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins inside Capital One Arena on Wednesday night after snapping their losing streak with an exciting 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. The team’s roster remains in flux due to the rash of absences it has seen due to injuries to several key players.
While the forward group remains somewhat constant, the team’s defense pairings are shifting around yet again. Defenseman Alex Alexeyev, recalled from his AHL conditioning loan, is the most recent beneficiary of that as he will make his season debut against the Pens.