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Capitals’ Laviolette Tests Out Of COVID-19 Protocol, Will Coach vs. Florida

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Capitals coach Peter Laviolette

After missing the last two games due to COVID-19, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette will be back behind the bench for Tuesday’s tilt with the Florida Panthers.

Laviolette has tested negative and is officially out of protocol. He will be behind the bench in Sunrise. Assistant coach Kevin McCarthy had coached the last two games for the Capitals in Laviolette’s place. He went 1-1 in the home-and-home with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

READ MORE ON WHN: Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers Preview, Expected Lines, Who To Watch & More Notes

It’s a welcome sign for Washington, who is coming off arguably its worst game of the season in Tampa on Sunday.

Here are the expected lines:

Alex Ovechkin-Evgeny Kuznetsov-Sonny Milano

Marcus Johansson-Dylan Strome-Conor Sheary

Joe Snively-Lars Eller-Anthony Mantha

Aliaksei Protas-Nic Dowd-Garnet Hathaway

Erik Gustafsson-John Carlson

Martin Fehervary-Nick Jensen

Trevor van Riemsdyk-Matt Irwin

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