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Tonight's Lines: Erskine, Perreault In, Johansson Out

Per Katie Carrera, John Erskine will return to the Caps lineup after serving his three-game suspension for elbowing Wayne Simmonds in the head, and Mathieu Perreault will replace Marcus Johansson as the Caps get ready to face the Panthers tonight.

Per Mike Vogel, here are tonight's lines and pairings:

Jason Chimera - Mike Ribeiro - Alex Ovechkin

Wojtek Wolski - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer

Eric Fehr - Mathieu Perreault - Joel Ward

Matt Hendricks - Jay Beagle - Joey Crabb

Karl Alzner - Mike Green

John Erskine - John Carlson

Jeff Schultz - Tomas Kundratek

That leaves Johansson and Roman Hamrlik as healthy scratches, Brooks Laich and Jack Hillen out with injuries, and Tom Poti perhaps somewhere in between (he missed the last game with an upper-body injury and took the pre-game skate tonight, but didn't get a sweater).