Per Katie Carrera, the walking wounded return to the lineup and a jet-lagged Marcus Johansson pulls fourth-line duty, as Adam Oates changes things up for the team's first game back after the break. With Braden Holtby in net, here are tonight's probable lines and defensive pairings:
Brooks Laich - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin
Martin Erat - Mikhail Grabovski - Troy Brouwer
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Mike Green
John Erskine - Connor Carrick
That leaves recent call-ups Julien Brouillette and Nicolas Deschamps chilling in the press box as healthy scratches, with Aaron Volpatti and Jack Hillen out with injuries, and Michal Neuvirth backing up Holtby.