The Scratch Report
The news here is not good. Not only are defensemen John Erskine and Bryan Muir missing from tonight’s lineup, Shaone Morrisonn was not on the ice for the pregame skate. He is a late scratch, leaving the Caps with only five healthy defensemen. The guess here is that Ben Clymer may slide back to the blueline tonight.
Donald Brashear did skate, and is likely to play. More definitive news as it is made available.