It remains to be seen whether Capitals right wing T.J.
It's not every year when a top-pair defenseman feels pressure to make up for the loss of a third-pair player, but then again, Mike Green was not your normal third-pair defenseman.
Capitals defensemen Matt Niskanen and John Carlson have been around hockey long enough to know that when July 1 rolled around, a handful of teammates would move on to other teams and be replaced.
For a hockey player, the summer can bring a lot of changes. The locker room often looks very different for returning players as some players leave to be replaced by new faces.