Now, just what does that mean? Well, John Erskine is hurt, Steve Eminger isn't. The Caps are about to embark on a couple of weeks of important road games against division rivals.
Let the questions begin...
Is Lepisto here to travel with the team to acclimate himself and be available if a defenseman falters?
Is Eminger going to sit in favor of Lepisto?
Is he insurance in case Shaone Morrisonn (who has taken five minor penalties in his last two games) is not truly healthy?
Is Lepisto part of the "rotation" of defensemen who get a sweater on the odd night to keep others fresh while Erskine is on the shelf?
...maybe just wanted to visit the museums.