In what could be a move intended to make room for another NHL salary, the Capitals have assigned forward Keith Aucoin to the Hershey Bears of the AHL.
Mike Knuble wants to know, one way or the other.
He wants to know if the Capitals intend to play him or trade him. And on Wednesday he had no answer for either question.
If Mike Knuble is still a member of the Capitals on Friday it looks like hell return to the lineup on a line with Brooks Laich and Roman Hamrlik.
The Capitals may be just a few days from realizing how different they are with Mike Green in the lineup.