Tonight's Lines: Brouwer, Schultz In ; Volpatti, Poti Out; Wolski Demoted

Per reports from the morning skate, Troy Brouwer will return to the lineup (and the second line) for tonight's game against the Panthers after sitting out Tuesday night, Aaron Volpatti will be scratched to make room, Wojtek Wolski will skate on the fourth line, and Jeff Schultz will play in place of Tom Poti in the third pairing of blueliners. So expect the lines and defensive pairings in front of Braden Holtby (who is making his eleventh-straight start) to look like this:

Matt Hendricks -- Mike Ribeiro - Alex Ovechkin

Eric Fehr - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera - Jay Beagle - Joel Ward

Wojtek Wolski - Mathieu Perreault - Joey Crabb

Karl Alzner - Tomas Kundratek

John Erskine - John Carlson

Jeff Schultz - Steve Oleksy

That leaves Poti and Volpatti as healthy scratches, and Mike Green, Brooks Laich, Jack Hillen and Marcus Johansson out with injuries. Also of note, Philipp Grubauer will back-up (and hopefully this time only back-up) Holtby, as Michal Neuvirth is under the weather again.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Japers' Rink

You must be a member of Japers' Rink to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Japers' Rink. You should read them.

Join Japers' Rink

You must be a member of Japers' Rink to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Japers' Rink. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker