Current Capitals forward Wojtek Wolski and former Capitals forward David Steckel will be on the ice Wednesday night in Toronto for a charity hockey game sponsored by the NHL Players’ Association.
That is, assuming there will be a players’ association on Wednesday.
On Monday the NHLPA and RBC unveiled the complete roster of more than 30 NHLPA members who will be participating in the RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge at 7 p.m. Wednesday night.
The game will be played at the Mattamy Athletic Centre inside the old Maple Leaf Gardens, the historic former home of the Maple Leafs. The Mattamy Athletic Centre seats about 2,500 spectators
The two teams will be captained by RBC Play Hockey ambassadors Steven Stamkos and P.K. Subban.
Stamkos, a two-time NHL leading goal-scorer and two-time NHL All-Star, will captain the Blue team. Subban, a two-time World Junior Championship gold medalist and 2010-11 NHL All-Rookie Team member, will captain the White team.
Wolski signed a one-year contract with the Capitals last summer and has spent part of this season playing in a Polish professional league.
Members of the NHLPA are expected to spend the next few days voting on whether or not to file a Disclaimer of Interest, which would dissolve the union and give players the right to file antitrust suits challenging the legality of the NHL lockout.
The players are allotted five days to conduct the voting process.
Negotiations between representatives of the NHL and NHLPA can take place during the court procedures being undertaken by both sides; however, there are no formal talks scheduled.