After the Caps minor leaguers and players returning from injury beat the regular Chicago Black Hawks Saturday night, the home crowd will get to see the pre-season debut of Washington's top line tonight. According to Capitals Insider, Alex Ovechkin will team with Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Knuble on the No. 1 line tonight as the Caps host the Buffalo Sabres, a team they beat last week in both squad's preseason openers.
Missing from the lineup for the third straight game will be center Michael Nylander, the subject of trade rumors since last season's All-Star break. Nylander is in the last year of an inflated contract, and neither he nor the team is happy carrying him on the bench, as he was most of the playoffs last season.
Eric Fehr and Tomas Fleischman both will watch as well ...
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