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Mix of prospects, veterans for Blackhawks vs. Caps

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Several notables will be missing from the

Blackhawks

' lineup when they face the

Washington Capitals

in the final exhibition game of the preseason for both teams Sunday at

Verizon

Center.

Captain,

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Jonathan Toews
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, who was flexing his left leg late in the Hawks' 4-2 loss to the

Pittsburgh Penguins

on Friday night, is not playing against the Capitals. Also not traveling with the Hawks are forwards

Dave Bolland

(upper-body injury) and prospect Brandon Saad, who was the surprise of training camp in a bid to make the roster at 18 years old.

Also not playing are defensemen

Duncan Keith

and

Brent Seabrook

.

John Scott

returns to the lineup on defense.

All three goaltenders still on the camp roster,

Corey Crawford

,

Ray Emery

and Alexander Salak, are expected to make the trip. Coach

Joel Quenneville

will reveal his plans for Sunday's goalie at 1 p.m. Central. The Hawks are expected to decide following the game whether Emery or Salak will be the backup to Crawford this season.

To bolster the lineup, the Hawks recalled forwards Jimmy Hayes and Peter LeBlanc from Rockford of the AHL.

Here are Sunday's lineups:

Blackhawks

FORWARDS: Carcillo, Brunette, Kruger, Mayers, Bickell, Pirri, Hayes, Frolik, LeBlanc, Hossa, Olesz, Kane.

DEFENSEMEN: Hjalmarsson, Montador, O'Donnell, Leddy, Lepisto, Olsen, Scott.

GOALTENDERS: Crawford, Emery, Salak.

Capitals

FORWARDS: Ovechkin, King, Backstrom, Laich, Knuble, Chimera, Semin, Ward, Beagle, Perreault, Johansson.

DEFENSEMEN: Wideman, Alzner, Hamrlik, Green, Carlson, Orlov.

GOALTENDERS: Vokoun, Neuvirth.

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