Capitals goalie Kolzig returns from knee injury

WASHINGTON -- Washington Capitals goalie
Olaf Kolzig is
expected to start Thursday against the Boston Bruins, his first
appearance since missing a month with a knee injury.

Backup goalie Frederic Cassivi was assigned Wednesday to Hershey
of the American Hockey League. Called up Feb. 13, a day after
Kolzig was hurt during practice, Cassivi made one start and went
0-1-1 with a 2.59 goals-against average in four appearances.

With Brent Johnson and Cassivi filling in at goalie, the
Capitals went 1-8-4 without Kolzig -- including 0-6-2 entering the
game at Boston.

The 36-year-old Kolzig is 19-19-5 with a 3.06 GAA this season.

Johnson appeared to injure himself in Monday's 4-2 loss at
Atlanta, but he and Kolzig both practiced Wednesday. Johnson might
start Washington's home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on
Friday, so that Kolzig doesn't play in consecutive games.