Alex Ovechkin returns to the ice for the Capitals after healing up over All-Star weekend. They host the Islanders tonight at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m., NBCSN).
Eric Fehr already missed Pittsburgh first trip to Washington. Now he could miss yet another homecoming to Verizon Center due to an injury.
Braden Holtby likes playing as much as possible which is good because he is slated to start each of the Caps’ next three games, including back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday.
The Caps recalled defenseman Aaron Ness from Hershey, but will they need him?