On Tuesday, the Capitals will play the Blues for their fifth game of the preseason as both teams prepare their lineups for the start of the regular season.
The big news is on the blue line, where John Carlson will make his return from a lower-body injury and play his first game of the preseason. Carlson, who signed an eight-year extension with the Capitals over the offseason, is slated to reunite with partner Michal Kempny on the first defensive pairing, as the two defensemen see their first action since helping the Capitals win the Stanley Cup.
Jonas Siegenthaler and Madison Bowey will play on the third pair, with Bowey looking to impress and lock up his spot as the seventh defenseman.
Devante Smith-Pelly will once again be held out of tonight’s game.