The Washington Capitals are going to have a new look defense tonight in Columbus. John Carlson is out with a lower body injury, and is listed as day-to-day. Brooks Orpik, who has missed the past four games, has been moved to long-term injured reserve (must miss 10 games total) with his lower body injury. With these two injuries, the Caps have recalled both Aaron Ness and Jonas Siegenthaler from the AHL Hershey Bears.
Early indications are that Siegenthaler is going to make his NHL debut tonight in Columbus.
The projected defensive pairings for tonight will look something like this: