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Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: Burakovsky Back In... but Where?

Per Alex Prewitt, Andre Burakovsky and Nate Schmidt return to active duty after a couple of games off... and that's about all we know, because Barry Trotz is a sly, cagey man. One thing we do know? Braden Holtby gets his 11th-straight start (tying a career high), with some semblance of lines and defensive pairings in front of him. Here's one (extremely uninformed and likely inaccurate) crack at what they could look like come 7:00 pm:

8-19-43

Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Tom Wilson

92-90-20

Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer

21-16-42

Brooks Laich - Eric FehrJoel Ward

46-65-83

Michael Latta - Andre Burakovsky - Jay Beagle

44-74

Brooks Orpik - John Carlson

27-2

Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen

88-52

Nate Schmidt - Mike Green

70

Braden Holtby

That leaves Justin Peters backing up Holtby, Jason Chimera and Jack Hillen potentially out as healthy scratches, and Dmitry OrlovJohn Erskine and Aaron Volpatti still on the IR.