Nicklas Backstrom has been overshadowed by Alex Ovechkin this season, even though he's assisted on 17 of Ovi's goals.
Capitals rookie right wing Tom Wilson has a hearing scheduled for Thursday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit on Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn.
An NHL spokesman said a hearing is not yet scheduled for Tom Wilson's hit on Brayden Schenn. Flyers coach Craig Berube called the hit 'reckless.'
With Michal Neuvirth back in the fold, the Caps are likely to send Philipp Grubauer back to Hershey.