The Washington Capitals did not bring superstar winger Alex Ovechkin with them for tonight’s exhibition game against the Blackhawks at the United Center.
While the Hawks will go with most of their regulars in their preseason debut, Mike Green, Mike Knuble, Brooks Laich, Chris Clark and Tom Poti are among the only veterans to come with the Capitals.
Jack Skille, Kyle Beach, Bryan Bickell and Danny Bois are those rookies potentially in the Hawks’ lineup. Coach Joel Quenneville planned to settle on a lineup after dressing 25 players for the morning skate.
The 26-year-old Bois was signed as a free agent last summer after racking up 149 penalty minutes in 66 games in the American Hockey League last season at Binghamton.
Bois was the 97th player taken in the 2001 draft by Colorado.