Per Mike Vogel, Martin Erat draws back into the lineup and the Caps again turn to Philipp Grubauer in net as they face the Blue Jackets. Here are tonight's probable lines and defensive pairings:
Brooks Laich - Mikhail Grabovski - Alex Ovechkin
Eric Fehr - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera - Marcus Johansson - Joel Ward
Martin Erat - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
John Erskine - Connor Carrick
That leaves Aaron Volpatti, Steve Oleksy and either Braden Holtby or Michal Neuvirth as a healthy scratch (with the other backing up Grubauer), and Jack Hillen the lone injured scratch.