After four weeks of rehab, Caps forward Brooks Laich says he can play on Monday against the Ducks. Adam Oates says he'll decide on Monday.
If the Stanley Cup playoffs began today, the Caps and Devils would face off in the first round.
The Capitals saw a pair of two-goal leads disappear in their 5-4 overtime loss to the Devils.
Alex Ovechkin lit the lamp in the third period, beating New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur to give the Caps a 4-2 lead. Washington went on to lose 5-4 in overtime.