Crab thrown onto ice at Capitals game in Baltimore
After four straight preseason shootouts, the Capitals return to action tonight in Boston against the Bruins.
Now at 36 players, the Caps are expected to trim their roster following tonight’s game in an attempt to get closer to the 23-man limit they must reach by their season opener on Oct. 1.
Here’s a quick look at tonight’s roster, which will features the line of Brooks Laich, Mikhail Grabovski and Troy Brouwer playing for the first time as a unit, and Mathieu Perreault and Marty Erat playing in just their second game.
Look for goaltender Braden Holtby to get the start and play a full game:
Brooks Laich - Mikhail Grabovski - Troy Brouwer
Marty Erat - Mathieu Perreault - Garrett Mitchell
Dane Byers – Michael Latta – Tom Wilson
Aaron Volpatti – Jay Beagle – Joel Rechlicz
Jack Hillen – Connor Carrick
Nate Schmidt – Tyson Strachan
Michal Cajkovsky – Patrick Wey
Braden Holtby – Philipp Grubauer