The Capitals are hoping Marty Erat and Dmitry Orlov can increase their trade value against the Islanders, who have lost eight of their last 10.
The Capitals recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the Hershey Bears three days after his agent requested a trade.
Mikhail Grabovski and Eric Fehr teamed up for the Capitals' two regulation goals and in the shootout to help Washington beat Montreal 3-2 (SO) on Friday night.
Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth will not travel with the team to play the Islanders after suffering an injury during pregame warmups on Friday night.
Braden Holtby was supposed to have the night off before a freak incident pulled Michael Neuvirth from the starting lineup. He filled in quite nicely in the team's 3-2 (SO) win.