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Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: The Return of Brooks Laich?

Without the benefit of a morning skate, it's hard to know exactly what the Caps' lineup will look like tonight as they host the Islanders in the back-end of a home-and-home series, but there are rumblings that Brooks Laich could return to the lineup, so there's that. We'll know more as puck-drop approaches, but for now, here's what the Caps looked like to start Wednesday night's game:


Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Tom Wilson


Marcus Johansson - Andre Burakovsky - Troy Brouwer


Jason Chimera - Jay Beagle - Joel Ward


Liam O`Brien - Evgeny Kuznetsov -  Eric Fehr


Brooks Orpik - John Carlson


Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen


Nate Schmidt - Jack Hillen


Braden Holtby

That leaves Justin Peters backing up Holtby, Laich's status up in the air, Michael Latta out as a healthy scratch, Mike Green out  "day to day," and Dmitry OrlovAaron Volpatti and John Erskine out with long-term injuries. Got it?