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.
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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