For the defensive help that they need? With Ovechkin out, we see a full compliment of players, and good line options/combos. And Beagle isn't even playing. So Ovechkin comes back, someone sits. Let's assume Volpatti, Latta, and Wilson are the 4th line. We can't trade or sit centers, so Backstrom and Grabovski aren't leaving or sitting. That leaves 7 of tonites top 9 as someone to sit when #8 comes back. And none of those players should be sitting. We need to help the defense, we have too many forwards. Take into consideration the salary cap, and how that plays in. A lesser forward would need salary going with him to get the right d-man back. Brouwer alone Laich alone Erat alone Ward alone (maybe) Fehr + player MaJo + player Chimera + player I say Brouwer. (Adding why) Brouwer will bring the most in return, I think. His salary isn't the biggest, and frankly he's better than anyone on here, saved arguments for Erat, and maybe MaJo and Laich. In prime age too. He should get the most in return. Ovechkin takes his place w MaJo and Laich. Better top 9 than last 2 nights, and a much better defense when we get a top 4 dman back.