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Capitals Vs. Flyers: Michal Neuvirth Will Start, Eric Fehr Could Return

The Washington Capitals will be without captain Alex Ovechkin Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers, but Eric Fehr could make his return to the lineup.

Fehr skated on the fourth line with Matt Hendricks, Jay Beagle and D.J. King during Tuesday's morning skate. Via Washington Post's Katie Carrera, Fehr said that there is a "good chance" he could play Tuesday, but did not commit to the idea. Fehr has missed two games since leaving Washington's 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens March 15 after falling awkwardly on his shoulder, an injury that kept him out for two months after he collided with former teammate David Steckel January 14.

Without Ovechkin, the first line consisted of Brooks Laich, Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Semin. The second featured Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson and Mike Knuble, while the third featured Marco Sturm, Boyd Gordon and Matt Bradley.

Michal Neuvirth will start Tuesday and will be opposed by the Flyers' Sergei Bobrovsky. Neuvirth is 6-2-0 in his last eight games.