Capitals forward Curtis Glencross, who has been a healthy scratch in three straight games, is expected to play in Game 7 on Monday.
Glencross was a minus-3 with two penalty minutes through the first three games of the series.
The 32-year-old, who was acquired from the Calgary Flames prior to the trade deadline, had four goals and seven points in 18 regular season games following the deal.
Eric Fehr practiced on Sunday for the first time since being sidelined in Game 3 with an upper body injury.
Fehr left Washington’s 2-1 overtime loss last Sunday following a hit from Kyle Okposo in the first period.
Fehr had a minus-1 rating and two penalty minutes in the first three games of the series.
According to Capitals coach Barrty Trotz, Fehr would be available for the second round, if Washington gets past New York in Game 7 on Monday.
Puck drop for Game 7 is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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The Islanders went into this game upset at Washington’s Tom Wilson for his big hit on Lubomir Visnovsky that has left the New York blueliner on sidelined with what might be a concussion.
Kyle Okposo called Wilson “an idiot” while John Tavares described Wilson’s actions as targeting a defenseless player.
It didn’t take long for that anger to manifest itself in the form of a fight between Wilson and Islanders forward Anders Lee in Game 5 on Thursday. You can watch that exchange below:
That sparring match seemed to inspire the Islanders as Josh Bailey found the back of the net just 26 seconds later:
Unfortunately for the Islanders, Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov responded with a goal of his own and the two sides consequently went into the intermission tied.
Things have reached a fever pitch in the Isles-Capitals series.
In the wake of Tom Wilson’s huge Game 4 hit on Lubomir Visnovsky — one that knocked New York’s veteran d-man out of action — the Isles expressed major frustration, with Kyle Okposo calling Wilson “an idiot.”
Now, they’re apparently upset with another Caps forward as well.
The Isles, already upset over losing Visnovsky, were further incensed when audio of Caps forward Brooks Laich’s radio appearance on a Washington station surfaced on social media.
The NHL’s Player Safety department was informed of Laich’s comments, though such things usually warrant only a talking-to, not a fine or suspension. Wilson did not hear from player safety regarding the hit, so he will be in the lineup for Game 5.
In the interview, Laich said “What [the hit] did was Visnovsky got put out of the game and that puts them down to five ‘D’ in the second period.” Laich then added, “it’s a quote-unquote good penalty to take.”
Game 5 of the series goes tonight at Verizon. Needless to say, it’s going to be heated.