Kvapil, Jones, Smaby to Make 2006 Debuts Wednesday

Quickly becoming one of the best sources for inside info on the web, Erik Erlendsson’s blog on the Tribune’s site states that Marek Kvapil, Matt Smaby, and Blair Jones will make their 2006 NHL exhibition debuts Wednesday night against Washington. Kvapil, who is positioning himself nicely for a spot on a scoring line should an injury occur, will get Ruslan Fedotenko's spot alongside Vaclav Prospal and Vincent Lecavalier. The lineup for Wednesday: Vinny Prospal-Vinny Lecavalier-Marek Kvapil Ryan Craig-Andreas Karlsson-Nikita Alexeev Norm Milley-Eric Perrin-Rob DiMaio Mitch Fritz-Blair Jones-Eric Healey Filip Kuba-Dan Boyle Doug Janik-Andy Delmore Matt Smaby-Nolan Pratt Marc Denis will get the start in goal and is scheduled to play the entire game. Johan Holmqvist is scheduled to start Friday’s game in Detroit.