Martin Erat was injured in his second game with the Caps. His pickup could prove to be integral to the club's playoff chase.
Brooks Laich could need sports hernia surgery that could end up sidelining him 4-6 weeks.
The Capitals have won six straight games and continue to sit two points ahead of the Jets in the Southeast Division.
The race for the top spot in the Southeast Division is so close right now, there is no room for the Capitals to take a false step.