Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth missed Wednesday’s practice, calling into question his availability for Thursday’s matchup in Pittsburgh against the Penguins. According to reports, Neuvirth suffered a minor off-ice injury and the team considers him “day-to-day” with a lower body injury.
Coach Bruce Boudreau said after practice that Neuvirth could still play tomorrow, or the team could recall Braden Holtby to back up Tomas Vokoun for the showdown with the Penguins.
The other development from the morning’s practice was a shuffling of lines. Boudreau moved Troy Brouwer to first line right wing and put Mike Knuble on the second line with Marcus Johansson and Alexander Semin. Mathieu Perreault practiced on the fourth line with Matt Hendricks, Jeff Halpern and Jay Beagle.