Wash Post's Tarik got a good look at the Capitals newest addition, Jiri Novotny. He will be number 13 when he hits the ice against the Lightning Thursday night. Glen Hanlon set him up on a line with Brooks Laich and Thomas Fleischmann.
As lines jumbled with the recent departures and injuries the likely line ups will be:
Line 1: Ovechkin-Beech-Semin
Line 2: Pettinger-Gordon-Bradley
Line 3: Fleischmann-Novotny-Laich
Line 4: Brashear-Sutherby-Clymer
What concerns me the most about Novotny is his dedication. After being traded from a contender to a rebuilding team, will that drive Novotny enough to play well? I guess we will see Thrusday night.