With a 3:00 p.m. start for the Presidents' Day game between the Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals, Phil Housley addressed the media two and a half hours before puck drop.
"It's just one of those things that's built up and he's taking a day off today," Housley said. "It's just a day-to-day thing, but we thought it was important he should rest for today."
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Among the other topics Housley discussed: the dangers of facing Alex Ovechkin, what he needs to see as Nick Baptiste returns to the lineup and his relationship with Capitals head coach Barry Trotz.
The full interview can be watched above!