Alzner is also a Selection Sheet choice (Box 30), who now will have to wait his turn to help teams out on the Sheet pool.
The Caps will also have to make one more roster move to fit under the cap and it looks like Brian Pothier will be moved to the Long Term Injury Reserve (LTIR) for the beginning of the year, as he can't shake his concussion symptoms. If Pothier is to miss the entire season, his full $2.5 million cap hit won't count and the Capitals annual number will sit at $$55.7 million, only $1 million away from the cap ceiling.
|Alexander Ovechkin||Mike Green||Jose Theodore|
|Nicklas Backstrom||Tom Poti||Brent Johnson|
|Viktor Kozlov||Jeff Schultz|
|Alexander Semin||Brian Pothier|
|Sergei Fedorov||Shaone Morrisonn|
|Brooks Laich||John Erskine|
|Michael Nylander||Milan Jurcina|
From a pool standpoint, the Capitals will likely show some improvements from players like Nicklas Backstrom and Eric Fehr, while Michael Nylander and Chris Clark bounce back from horrible injury-plagued seasons. Right now, of the four, Backstrom is the only safe pick, while the other three have some serious gambling implications. A dark horse on the blueline could be Jeff Schultz, as his numbers should improve from his 18 points last season. A deep pool could be the right place for Schultz to be beneficial for your pool team.