Brooks Laich had 'no issues whatsoever' with his groin this season. But his offensive numbers suffered.
The Capitals have released their 2015 preseason schedule and it features seven games against four opponents, including three games at Verizon Center.
The Caps would like to trade for a top-line right wing. Phil Kessel is available.
Evgeny Kuznetsov worked his way up from fourth-line center to one of the Caps' top playoff performers.
The Lightning pulled out a late victory with a goal from a player that didn't make the team out of training camp.