Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau is still upset with the length of Donald Brashear's six-game suspension for his high hit that knocked Rangers center Blair Betts from the series with a broken orbital bone and a concussion.
"I'm upset - disappointed is a better word," Boudreau said. "I can't figure it out and I don't think it's best for me to comment on that. It is what it is. We didn't think it would go that high and we're disappointed in it. But what are you going to do?"
This comes after Brashear told the Washington Post that "Anybody who knows hockey knows that was a great hit."
Also for the Capitals, it appears captain Chris Clark, who has not played since Jan. 27 because of a wrist injury, will rejoin the lineup tonight.
"I was told to be ready - same as yesterday," Clark said.