Capitals coach Adam Oates said his captain Alex Ovechkin was 'a little tired' from Monday night's win over Edmonton.
Mathieu Perreault scored a career-high 16 goals two seasons ago, but had fallen down the Caps' depth chart.
Alex Ovechkin says he will respect the contract he has with the Capitals and their fans.
Is John Erskine your No. 4 defenseman? Will Dmitry Orlov have a breakthrough season? And everything fine between the pipes?