Audio courtesy Sky Kerstein
The Washington Capitals did not have a pre-game skate in advance of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the New York Rangers. Head coach Adam Oates, along with forwards Eric Fehr and Jason Chimera, each had a brief pre-game availability.
Oates announced that neither Brooks Laich nor Martin Erat would be healthy enough to dress for Game 7, but say that he was considering a roster change. The most likely scenario would see either Joey Crabb of Wojtek Wolski dress instead of 19-year old rookie Tom Wilson, though Oates did not indicate the specific player move.
For Oates’ comments, plus those of Chimera and Fehr, please click the links below.